Loch Insh Water Sports and Outdoor Activity Centre, near Aviemore, Scotland
PRIMARY SCHOOL JUNE 2013
Brilliant time as always! After not being for 2 years, I thought the instruction in activities had improved. Great that the children are being asked what they have learned at the end of each session. Great food, comfy bed, fun activities that challenge the children and allow them to try things that they're never done and may never do again!
PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT APRIL/MAY 2013
All the activities were amazing and fun. The memories that will stick in my mind forever are the ones of Loch Insh. I loved playing and working with all the staff that helped.
PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT MAY 2013
Thank you to all the instructors, who were extremely friendly, funny and welcoming. Thank you for making my week and I hope to visit again!
PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT MAY 2012
Hello, I went with my class to Loch Insh. I am writing to say thanks for all the things you taught us and helping us have such a good time.
A huge thank you for a fantastic trip. All the instructors were great, but a special thank you to Torin who helped me with windsurfing. I wouldn't have done windsurfing if you hadnt made us try it! I had a great week.
You were all fun to be with and fun doing skiing and raft building. Thank you to all the instructors.
I am writing to thank you for such a fun time. We loved our week at Loch Insh, it was great. I appreciate the help you gave us.
I am writing to say a big thank you for such a great time at Loch Insh. I really enjoyed all activities and was introduced to a whole new range of sports some water based and some on land. My favourite was sailing which was completely epic, closely followed by raft building because we were confidently victorious over the floundering opposition!!
Before I came to Loch Insh I had never done any of the activities, but thanks to Loch Insh I am able to do most of the activities now! I hope to see you in the summer with my family.
I had the best time at Loch Insh as there is so much to do. The instructors were important, if you needed help they would be there. I enjoyed sailing with Kirsty and mountain biking. Thank you.
Hi, I had the best time at Loch Insh EVER!! Thank you to all instructors for helping us have a good time and teaching us new stuff. I will never forget Loch Insh.
Kayaking at Loch Insh
Great hiking for groups around Loch Insh
Mountain Biking Group
Loch Insh Watersports founded in 1969 by Clive and Sally Freshwater has continued over the last 40 years to provide family holidays, school and group activity holidays. National Governing Body training courses to instructor level are available in skiing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and first aid.
Duncan, Andrew and Jonathan are involved in the development & delivery of our activities for groups and schools up to instructor level in both winter sports and water-sports. They put together and oversee the implementation of these programs from recruitment to delivery. They have had a lifetime involvement in all the sports offered at Loch Insh and a good idea of what will work and what hasn’t worked in the past!
Our schools and group activities are broken down into three types - a short, a long or a full day activity and are colour coded as such.This will depend on the package you have chosen, what you can fit into the day, whether you want to get wet or stay dry and if you are doing sessions in the day or in the evening. The normal day consists of one long session and three short sessions which are split between dry and wet activities. Otherwise you tell us what you want to do and we will make up a custom day to suit your needs. Read on to see a brief description of what’ is covered in these group taster sessions.
Here at Loch Insh we have so many activities than you can’t fit them all into a week! .
As you can see there’s heaps of options! We know its quite difficult to decide what to choose for your week. That’s why we have created four readymade packages that the vast majority of our groups choose year after year..
Continue to our readymade packages that show a plan for a week’s activities. Groups are split into a maximum of 12 persons per group. For activities like sailing, where the NGB (National Governing Body) guidelines recommend a smaller ratio, the group will be split again into the appropriate ratio of instructors to children..
The more popular activities make up the longer sessions.. We know which ones they are!.
The wet and dry activities are spread throughout your stay, not too much of each, always finishing on a dry note for the bus journey home!.
Sorry we don’t provide hairdryers!
We teach complimentary activities in a certain order (weather permitting).
However, if you want something really special then use our plan to choose the activities you wish to take part in and send an e-mail to our office and we’ll do our best to accommodate you..
Loch Insh Watersports is an AALA Recognized Training Centre (Adventure Activity Licensing Authority) also an RYA & BASI training centre and can deliver BCU certified courses for paddle sports. We work to the standards set by these governing bodies, or ALAA, whichever is relevant to the group or area we are operating in. Instructors are fully trained and carry radios and mobile phones which keep them in contact with base at all times. (Used mainly, though not exclusively, for the offsite activities of walking and biking.)
All instructional staff and many non-instructional staff are qualified first aiders.
Extensive risk assessments are in place. Six rescue boats are always on standby when the beach is open and when in use are in constant radio contact with the beach base.
All our instructors know every inch of the loch and surrounding forest. They know where the safety areas we use are should the conditions change.