SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding)

Try it, love it - stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing watersport in the UK. Join the adventure at the Galloway Activity Centre, Scotland's only Red Paddle SUP Academy. From taster sessions for beginners to your own personalised Widerness trip, there's no better place to SUP than the calm waters of Loch Ken.

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Taster Session

Perfect for beginners, our instructor led taster sessions offer you the chance to have fun and develop your balance and paddle skills in a safe environment.

sup group paddle board


Ideal for groups of all ages and abilities, our 17 feet long, 5 feet wide monster capable of taking up to 10 people!

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Wilderness Trips

Our wilderness trips provide a great way to tour the Loch and experience some of the wonderful natural landscape of the region. Keep a sharp eye out for an Otter or a Red Kite! These trips can also be taken by kayak. Offered for groups of 4 or more, contact us to discuss your package.

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In association with Red Paddle and raising money for Barnardo's, we host a yearly race event on the Loch. See our events page for more details on how to get involved.

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Fancy going solo? We have a range of gear for hire, from SUP's to safey equipment. Check out our hire page for our kit list.

book now 01556 502011


You can enjoy this activity as one of our taster sessions. For your convenience, we run two half day sessions each day at the following times. The timings include getting kitted up with wetsuits and equipment:

10.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 16.00

If you're looking for an extra dimension to your adventure, we can run bespoke night-time sessions for your group - please contact us for details.

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To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


The taster session will begin with your instructor measuring you up for your paddle. You'll learn basic paddle strokes and how to develop your sense of balance. The session will finish with a short trip around the bay. All the equipment you need is included in the price – wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP and paddle.

Don't forget - swimwear, a towel and a spare pair of trainers you don't mind getting wet.

Please note that during the pandemic we unfortunately do not have any indoor changing facilities or showers


As a guide we welcome people 8 years and over to try the SUP's but everyone's different and younger children might prefer being accompanied by an adult


We run SUP sessions most of the year and we strongly suggest booking. We ask for payment at the time of booking.

Book Now!

To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


This activity costs £60pp including equipment and wetsuits. Combine with another half day experience for £90pp!

We do not offer refunds for cancellation of pre-booked activities.


Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations.

Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations.

stay a while

Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of eclectic accommodation, from our bunkhouse lodge (sleeps 20) to Loch Side Cabins, Mongolian Yurts and much much more. Check out all the accommodation options available and make a stay of it!

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