Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River Dochart

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Access down track by railway bridge.

Parking in village.

Paddle Point

Large layby and picnic site off the A85 with easy access to loch.

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In right conditions, ace little surf wave.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/d5RmL7][/url]River Dochart canoe by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Grade III in normal conditions.

Start river left, moving to centre.

Runable in an open canoe, with caution.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Possible access point from private estate road bridge.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Access beneath bridge.

Limited parking for one or two cars by roadside at north end of bridge. Please park responsibly.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Possible get out to river right if not wanting to run the Grade III Lix rapids.

Fire roads up to main road near junction of A85 & A827.

Fire road gates now locked.
Paddle Point

Get out river left to avoid GIII Lix Rapids (or to inspect).

Singletrack road next to river, room to drop off, very limited parking.

More parking 100m upstream on road right, please park considering farmer access.
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Grade III (sometimes OK at II)

Two main drops, then a rocky stretch for half a mile. Reasonably straightforward.
Take out above and portage to road if not 100% confident.

Take out below rapids or you'll end up doing the Falls of Dochart!! (Grade IV-V)

Very low conditions:


In 'mid' conditions, a couple of superb play waves form, but top stopper starts getting grabby.

In high conditions...the standing waves are 6' high...
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan


Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Various places to access minor road on left bank, but limited parking on narrow road. Please don't block passing places.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Large layby, plenty of parking.

Paddle Point

Don't miss this one unless you want to run the Grade IV-V Falls of Dochart.

Take out river left at layby on minor road.

Paddle Point
Killin, Stirling FK21, UK

Once considered unrunable by canoe, now generally though of as Grade IV+, higher at times, and quite difficult.

Low:

Mid:

High (!)