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Explore beautiful Loch Freuchie after a Coffee and Book in historic Birnam.

Enjoy a Stand-Up Paddleboarding trip to Loch Freuchie in Highland Perthshire after treating yourself to a coffee and a second hand book to read from the excellent book selection at the Birnam Reader, Birnam.

Start your day in style with a Coffee and a cake at the Birnam Reader. You can use the Coffee and Book Voucher at any time, even if it is not on the same day as the Paddleboarding. Explore beautiful Dunkeld and Birnam with its history, scenery, walks and eateries before driving the scenic 25 minutes to Loch Fruechie.

This Three Hour session will provide you with all clothing and equipment provided, teach you the basics of paddleboarding and take you out onto the beautiful waters of Loch Freuchie and the River Quaich. Your experienced Instructor will help you progress in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), whether you are a beginner or a more accomplished paddler. 

Loch Freuchie is one of the best places to learn in Scotland, with sheltered waters in almost all weather conditions on the river, combined with magnificent, classic highland views on the loch. Experience this wonderful spot from the fantastic of the vantage point of a Paddleboard. There is plenty to take in, with its grand highland hills and landscape. Paddling on the river the view changes every corner, enticing you to paddle further along its meandering waters.

The Birnam Reader is situated on Station Road in Birnam. With an excellent selection of teas and coffees it's a great place to unwind, peruse and pick out a second hand book. In the heart of Birnam, it makes a great base to explore the twin villages of Dunkeld and Birnam, teeming with history, culture and magnificent views.

When: Sundays 5pm - 6.30pm throughout the summer.


Adults & children £25pp for a 1.5 hour session.

Includes a Voucher redeemable for a Coffee or Hot Drink and a £2 Second Hand Book from The Birnam Reader, Birnam.


Loch Freuchie is situated in Glen Quaich, equidistant from Dunkeld, Crieff and Aberfeldy, approximately 25 minutes from each. Each of these towns offer plenty of facilities, places to eat and accommodation.

Nearby to Glen Quaich,  visit Sma' Glen. The River Almond flows through some spectacular scenery in this glen which is a photographer's dream. With historical features from as far back as Roman times, it has a bridge made for the General Wade and the reputed burial stone of Ossian, Fingal's father.

On the road to Dunkeld, take a stop to admire Rumbling Bridge.  A series of awe inspiring waterfalls cascade down the River Braan, culminating in its biggest drop, underneath a small bridge. At high waters, a rainbow can be scene hovering over the bridge.  Plenty of great walks from here and plenty of picnic room.

Two fantastic local walks are:

  1. Loch Freuchie Loop - A great days walk, whether by bike or foot. Admire the loch from many different view points both high and low on quiet paths and fire roads.

  2. Hermitage Walk, River Braan, Dunkeld - Just North of Dunkeld, take a walk through National Trust of Scotland preserved paths along the rapids of the River Braan. Admire the magnificent Waterfall of the Hermitage from the Victorian folly of Ossian's Hall. You be enough to see Salmon leaping here.


Aikenhead House, by Clunie; The Royal Hotel, Dunkeld; Atholl Arms, Dunkeld.


The minimum age for this experience is 12 years old.

All clothing and equipment provided, just bring a towel!

Suitable for beginners and more experienced paddle-boarders alike.

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Paddle Surf Scotland

7 Birnam Terrace, Birnam, PH80DR

07852 988758

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