Launching and Equipment Hire

“Fun and Adventure in the Great Outdoors”

We offer the excitement, challenge and sense of achievement of learning for yourself how to master the skills of kayaking, open canoeing, sailing or windsurfing.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced enthusiast, come along and use the loch or hire a craft and all the safety equipment required. Our Water Safety team will advise you on suitable craft, guide you, give you specialist advice and watch over you while you experiment and learn. Launching charges apply at times – see below or phone for details.

(Concessions available for Fifestyle Premier, Super and Bonus and under 18 years)

 Public Equipment Hire

Beginner or experienced you are welcome to hire equipment 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.

 

Public Hire & Water Safety Times

Sat & Sun: 29th April – 1st October- Sailing Boats, Kayaks and Canoes 1pm – 5.30pm
Mon – Fri: 3rd July – 15 August- Sit-on Kayaks and Katakanu only 1 – 4.30pm
Bank Holidays: 1st May and 5th June- Sailing Boats, Kayaks and Canoes 1 – 4.30pm

Public Launching 

You are welcome to launch your own craft free of charge but please note that you must be abide by the rules of the water (available from Reception).

There is no dedicated water safety cover available if you have launched your own craft.

During centre opening hours please sign in at reception.

A facilities charge is payable if you are using the changing room/showers. Adult- £2 and Concession- £1.

Please be aware that no motorised craft are allowed on the loch. 

Equipment Hire 

We have a variety of craft for hire for those with some experience including: sailing boats – Wayfarer, Toppers, Picos, Kayaks and Canoes. Funboats and sit-on kayaks are available for people with no experience.

A user card is available for regular under 18 users – please contact the Outdoor Education Reception for more details on 01592 583388. 

Details 1hr Session 2hr Session
 Kayaking  Adult Conc Adult Conc
Sit-on kayak (single) £6.00 £3.00 £9.00 £4.50
Sit-on kayak (double) £8.00 £4.00 £12.00 £6.00
Kayak £10.00 £5.00 £15.00 £7.50
Open Canoe £12.00 £6.00 £18.00 £9.00
Katakanu
(max 5 people) must include one adult (18+)
£15.00      
Group Kayak Rate
(Groups with own instructor 4+ kayaks) includes kayak, buoyancy aid, wetsuit & cagule
£13.00 £6.50
Sailing
Funboat/Topper  £10.00 £5.00 £15.00 £7.50
Pico/Feva (2 max)     £20.00 £10.00
Wayfarer (4 max)     £30.00 £15.00
Access Dinghy     £5.00  N/A

Concessions available for Fifestyle Premier, Super and Bonus and under 18 years. 

Outdoor Education Team

Tel: 01592 583 388  Fax: 01592 414 321  Contact Outdoor Education Team online

By Post: Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochore Meadows, Lochore, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

 

Maureen Dorrian (Falconer), Support Officer, Outdoor Education Centre

Tel: 01592 583 388  Contact Maureen Dorian (Falconer) online

By Post: Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochore Meadows, Lochore, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA