First stand up paddle board

Join in the fun this May bank holiday weekend in the first Stand-up Paddle Boarding event for Barnardo's Scotland.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 11th April 2016, 4:45 pm

The children’s charity is inviting you to come along to the Galloway Activity Centre on Sunday 1st May 2016 and take part in the very first stand-up paddle boarding race. The fun-filled day offers an option for people of all ages and abilities with a 1km, 2km or 4km race to choose from.

Loch Ken is a tranquil 9-mile long freshwater loch in Dumfries and Galloway.

Events Coordinator for Barnardo’s Scotland, Jordyn Armstrong, said: “We’re really exciting about the Stand-up paddle boarding event that Richard and his team are holding at the Centre. Paddle boarding is great fun and all you need is good balance and determination! Loch Ken is the ideal place for this activity because of its stunning scenery and calm, clean waters. We hope that people will come along and have a go at this new exciting event.”

Entry fees include a T-shirt, hot drink and a hot dog after the event. Don’t have a paddle board? No problem, you can rent a board if you book in advance for £2.50. The registration fee for all events is £22. To register for the event, please visit or contact [email protected] or call 0131 446 7021.