Paddle Cleanup is once again heading to Scotland! Due to the enormous success of our Summer Isles clean up in 2019. We will be taking on a new challenge on the west coast.
Exploring the rugged wild islands west of Glasgow. The team will be paddling too hard to
access beaches, clearing as much plastic as our kayaks can hold. This base camp expedition will allow us to bring our plastic hauls back to the mainland each evening, grab a hot shower and enjoy a warming campfire.
Every year we love to explore new locations, therefore Paddle Cleanup will be heading to the Islands of South West Scotland. Coastlines of Gigha, Scarba, Jura and Luing will be amongst our desired paddles. Our locations may vary a little depending on what hotspots we identify.
The more we explore our wild places, enjoy new experiences, and learn about our
environment, the more our desire to protect it grows.
We believe that in connecting people with this beautiful world through adventure, we can empowers people to accept more responsibility to look after this incredible planet. Let's work together to help the environment we cherish so much.
Adventure & Environment
Kayaks are the perfect craft for reaching the hard to get to beaches. Scotland has a wild and remote coastline, often inaccessible to most other crafts. Kayaking not only provides us with a way of reaching these coves and beaches, but they also have good storage hatches which we can load up and take the smaller sized plastics away.
For several of our Paddle Clean up projects we have worked with individuals and groups, who've helped us with our mission. Clare Osborn aka Clare Talks Rubbish is our conservation manager and feeds a lot of our collected waste into recycling projects. Our plastics have been on show at festivals such as Whale Fest, worn by Jodie Kidd on a London fashion show, and been recycled and turned into kayaks.
Base camp expeditions allow us to collect, and sort more plastics each day. Paddling with empty boats gives us maximum storage in our kayaks to take the cleared plastics back to the mainland. It also gives us the opportunity to have facilities like hot showers and often a cozy pub meal if e fancy a treat.
Erin Bastian - A UKCC Level 3 Sea Kayak Coach, 5* Leader, and founder of Evoke Adventure, will be guiding this expedition.
Erin has paddle world wide, her passion for long distance journeys has taken her to the remote west coast of Patagonia. Across the Agean sea, linkinging rugged islands scattered between Greece and Turkey, crossing large expanses of open water. As well as numerous expeditions leading teams in her favourite place arctic Norway.
Cold icy destinations really capture her imagination!