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New Outer Hebrides kayaking book

Written by Fiona July 15 2010

I have been keen to take off for another sea kayaking trip – and now I know exactly where I want to go. I discovered a love of sea kayaking last year during a fantastic trip with the National Kayak School at Oban last year. I also wrote about the growth of sea kayaking in Scotland in a sea kayak article in The Herald. So when Pesda Press Ltd sent me a new book The Outer Hebrides: Sea Kayaking Around the Isle & St Kilda I immediately sat down with a coffee and biccie to browse.

I have long adored the Outer Hebrides after a glorious cycle tour through the islands some eight years ago. I revisited Harris and Lewis a few years ago, this time on a family holiday. Now I would like to kayak around these gorgeous islands.

The new book from Pesda Press Ltd takes readers and kayakers on a journey of discovery – and offers a wealth of practical tips – around the Outer Hebridean islands. This chain of islands lies 60km off the north-west coast of Scotland and has more than 2000km of coastline to explore. Paddlers will be enchanted by miles of white shell sand beaches, grand cliffs, sheltered sea lochs, remote islands and a host of wildlife, history and geology.

The guide book, written by Mike Sullivan, Robert Emmott and Tim Pickering, offers some 44 kayaking outings and includes all the information that an experienced kayaker will require, including tidal times, OS map references and high and low water time differences. The pictures in the book are frequently breathtaking and always enticing.

For a fuller review of this book by a fellow outdoors enthusiast and experienced kayaker, Simon Willis, then check out Simon’s blog You can also buy the book via his site…

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