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If you are a beginner or experienced , you are welcome to hire from our wide range of watersport equipment. Our water safety team will advise you on suitable equipment and keep an eye on you while you enjoy your activity.
The time given is your LAUNCHING time, so please come 15/20mins early to check in, collect kit and change.
Sat & Sun: Sit-ons, Kayaks, Katakanu, Canoe & SUP
13.15 - 17.30
|Mon - Fri during Scottish School holidays : Sit-ons, Kayaks, Katakanu, Canoe & SUP||13.15 - 16.30|
Saturdays May - October
Session 1 : 13.00 - 15.00
Session 2 : 15.30 - 17.30
Sat & Sun: Apr – Oct
Mon - Fri Available all year
Trail maps available in the OE centre
10.00 - 17.30
10.00 - 16.30
Please sign in at Outdoor Education Reception. Swimming is free. Changing room and showers are available for a small charge. We welcome swimmers but occasionally may refuse permission to swim in the case of certain events, a busy water area or very high winds. Avoid the main water sports area which can be busy with sailing boats, safety craft and other users. Swim from the sandy beach towards the island/channel (aim for yellow swim buoy) Please be aware of any bank fishermen in the area. Swimmers are asked to wear a bright cap and should have one of the following safety measures
Swim floats * Safety kayaker * Buddy * Spotter from shore
There is an organised swim session with safety cover every Wednesday evening April to September.
We have a variety of watersports equipment and bikes for hire. Launching your own craft is free, there is facilities charge for use of changing/showers. Where possible showers are available for motorhome visitors but please be aware that we are a busy outdoor centre and group use takes priority 8.30-9.30am and 4.00-5.00pm is often the best available time.
|Equipment||Adult 1hr||Conc 1hr||Adult 2hr||Conc 2hr|
|Sit-on Kayak (Single)||£8.00||£4.00||£14||£7|
|Sit-on Kayak (Double)||£12.00||£6.00||£20.00||£10|
Group Kayak Rate
Groups with own instructor (4 or more)
|Wetsuit & Cag||£4||£3||£6||£4.50|
|Changing/Shower||Adults - £2||U18 - £1|
|Saturday Sailing Session Times 1-3pm & 3.30 - 5.30pm||Adult 2hr||Conc 2hr|
|RS Quba/Feva (2max)||£30.00||£15.00|
|4 Person Dinghy - RS Quest/Omega||£40.00||£20.00|
|Bike Hire||1hr||2hrs||3hrs||Full Day||+Full Day|
|Mountain Bike (Adult)||£5||£10||£15||£20||£17|
|Mountain Bike (Concession)||£5||£5||£7.50||£10||£8|
|Bike Hire with Tag Along or Trailer||£10||£12.50||£18.50||£24||£20|
Loch Ore is a managed multi-use water area. Public equipment launching, watersports hire and open water swimming is at the discretion of Outdoor Education Fife.
Bank fishing permits can be purchased from the Willie Clarke centre.
Please be aware there is no lifeguard or water safety cover other than for paid hires.
All water users must be considerate towards others and those launching at their own risk must have suitable equipment and be able to make sound decisions based on the conditions.
Bouyancy Aids : It is recommended that most watersports users will wear suitable bouyancy aids, or form of bouyancy.