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My Hotel Break: Reasons to Visit Pinkston

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We’ve recently done a collaboration with on why their guests should visit us here at Pinkston Watersports. Find out what they discovered below:

It’s important to have great attractions near to where you’re staying. For our guests looking for hotels in Glasgow we recommend adding Pinkston Watersports to your itinerary.

Let’s find out more…

Glasgow is a city to be discovered with so much to experience. On your next break to the city fancy something a bit different? An attraction that will last long in the memory for all the right reasons? Then Pinkston Watersports is a must visit.

For those looking to get out their comfort zone then a group visit to this popular attraction is a no brainer. Pinkston offers a wide range of Watersports for all skill levels. From Kayaking and Canoeing to Rafting and River Boarding, you really are spoilt for choice for the type of Watersports on offer.

Also, it’s the home to the country’s only artificial whitewater course for those looking for a different type of challenge.

What are the stand out activities?

Swimming & Triathlon

This is one of our favourite options at Pinkston. No matter whether you’re new to open water swimming or a seasoned veteran, visitors have the opportunity to have fun and improve their skill in the readily equipped water environment.

With the sport becoming ever more popular, clubs are dotted around all over the UK.

Click on the above link to learn more about the options available when coming to visit.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Another stand out activity here is the paddlesports on offer at Pinkston. The great thing about it as previously mentioned, whether its Kayaking or Canoeing, people of all levels are welcome here, from novice all the way through to expert.

There are a wide variety of lessons available with introductory courses in Kayaking and Canoeing. This can be the perfect way for visitors to start their journey in becoming accomplished paddlesports enthusiasts.

Rafting & River Boarding

This is as thrill seeking as it gets at Pinkston Watersports. Choose from Funyaking, Whitewater Rafting and River Boarding, delivered by Outdoor Pursuits Scotland.

Whether you’re looking to experience whitewater in an inflatable kayak, raft, or a boogie board, this attraction has it.

Great for groups, test your skill and more on one of these fantastic activities.

These are just some of the fantastic activities that await you here at Pinkston Watersports. On your next visit to Glasgow, experience something memorable, experience exhilarating sport at Pinkston in Scotland’s biggest city.

(picture credit: Outdoor Pursuits Scotland –


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Our Start Kayaking sessions are all about getting you on the water and experiencing the joys of kayaking in a safe and fun way. These adult sessions are for anyone over the age of 16 who want to get on the water and learn the basics of kayaking with basic skills and challenges. We use our great sit on top kayaks meaning that we have the best platform for learning skills without the challenges or fears of ‘getting stuck’.

This session includes your British Canoeing Paddle Start Certificate.