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Paddleboarding Dumfries

The Inn on the Loch, Dumfries

  • One & three-hour paddle board sessions
  • Launch from the pontoon at The Inn on the Loch
  • Stunning location on the Dumfries loch
  • Visit the inn's lakeside terrace restaurant

What's Included

  • Choose from a one hour paddleboarding session or three hour adventure
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing included
  • Learn the basic techniques of paddleboarding
  • Head out and explore the 100-acre loch
  • Wetsuits and paddle boards included
  • You will form part of a group of up to 8 participants for this experience

What Can I Expect

Paddle boarding in Dumfries - with a difference! You will love the unique location for these stand up paddle board sessions. It's a family-run inn with an in-house watersports centre right on the very edge of Auchenreoch Loch and it's fantastic!

On the A75 between Crocketford and Springholm, you'll find the waterside inn. On the roadside there is ample free car parking. On the lakeside, well, what a view! You are looking right across the loch with all the beauty of the Dumfries & Galloway hills beyond. The pontoon is literally at the bottom of the restaurant's terrace, so getting to the launch spot couldn't be easier.

Your instructor will welcome you on site and go through what you can expect from your paddle boarding session. We are offering vouchers for a one-hour taster and a three-hour adventure. Maximum group sizes are eight, which is just the right size for these sort of trips.

If you've never paddled before, the taster is ideal. You will start off gently in the area around the pontoon, learning how to get on (and off) the board, how to hold and use the paddle and controlling which way you go, before heading out further.

Don't worry if you're new to the sports of paddle boarding. The waters of this Dumfries loch are ideal, as they are relatively sheltered. And your instructor is super patient and an excellent teacher!

If you fancy exploring the loch, go for the three-hour session. That'll give you plenty of time to gently paddle around, checking out the superb Scottish scenery and wildlife as you go. Auchenreoch covers about 100 acres, so there's plenty of paddling to be done.

And of course, after all your efforts on the water, what could be better than settling down to a drink or some food on the terrace of the inn's restaurant? A cocktail at sunset, a burger for lunch or an all-day breakfast brunch. A delicious way to round off the day you went paddle boarding near Dumfries!


  • Selected weekdays and weekends between April and November


  • Crocketford, Dumfries

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 12
  • Under 16's must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Participants must be confident in water


  • Viewing point for spectators
  • Facilities on site include toilets, changing rooms & showers
  • Onsite restaurant where you can purchase drinks & food

Anything Else

  • Accommodation is available on site and can be arranged when booking your date, subject to availability