A stunning beach, renting of equipment of a variety of activities, lessons, and all in the beautiful settings of the Cairngorms and Glenmore Forest

Loch Morlich enjoys one of the finest settings of any loch in the country. It is surrounded by forests and fringed by beaches, with the stunning backdrop of the often snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms.

We offer activities including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kayaking, Canoeing, and Mountain Biking. You can find more information on our Instruction and Hire pages!

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Instruction Hire

Visiting Loch Morlich Watersports — Summer 2020

How to hire equipment

  1. Book online before you come—To control numbers Loch Morlich watersports will NOT be offering a 'Turn up and go service';
  2. Arrive in good time—about 10/15 minutes before your slot should be fine;
  3. Bring your online booking reference. This will be emailed to you after online payment;
  4. If you are renting a wetsuit, there are no Changing Rooms so bring a big towel!!

How to book instruction

  1. Instruction is available by Booking online only.
  2. Arrive in good time—about 15/20 minutes before your slot should be fine;
  3. Bring your online booking reference. This will be emailed to you after online payment;
  4. Wetsuits are included in all lesson prices (excluding MTB)—please allow time to change into your suit prior to the lesson start time.
  5. For Mountain Bike Tours—wear suitable outdoor clothes and flat soled shoes (Trainers are fine, but no flip flops or Crocs). Please bring a waterproof jacket and your own water bottle.
  6. Please respect the Social Distancing rules. This means that your instructor can't come too close or 'give you a hand'

Please keep in mind:

  • Make sure you book in advance online where possible to avoid disappointment, as we have restricted numbers.
  • The boathouse changing rooms and toilets are closed so you will have to get changed on the beach or in your car if you are using a wetsuit. It may be easier to arrive with you swim suit on underneath your clothes.
  • The lockers are not in use so don’t bring valuables or leave them out of sight in your car
  • Customers are not permitted inside any part of the Boathouse building
  • You can book on the day; To see the current weather and conditions you can check our webcam
  • Remember Social Distancing, and please be patient
  • Staff will help where they can, but a degree of self-reliance is required
  • Have a great time!

Boathouse Cafe

  • Due of the size of the kitchen and the social distancing among the catering staff, the menu will be limited.
  • We will be offering a take away service only
  • A one-way system will be set up to ensure social distancing as customers arrive/leave. Please respect this when queueing.
  • Please be patient, especially whilst queueing. Our team are doing their best!
  • Customers are not permitted within the cafe or any other part of the Boathouse. This means the toilets are also closed.

Over a kilometer of natural sand makes up the beach of Loch Morlich

The Beach

Over a kilometer of natural sand makes up the beach of Loch Morlich, right at the foot of Scotland's Largest Mountain Range

Perfect facilities at Loch Morlich and the Boathouse Cafe upstairs

The Boathouse

Perfect location and facilities for your day out, with toilets, changing rooms, and the Boathouse Cafe upstairs with great food and views

Loads of activities and things to do on Loch Morlich

The Activites

You couldn't get closer to the activities nearby, with renting of equipment and lessons right on the beach

Beautiful Loch Morlich

At the heart of the Cairngorm National Park

In the Heart of the Cairngorm National Park!

Loch Morlich Watersports, Glenmore Forest Park, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1QY

Booking Hire and Booking Instruction can be done online.

For enquiries, email us at office@lochmorlich.com

For Summer 2020 it is required to book hire or lessons online rather than being able to hire at the Boathouse.