Knockburn Sports Loch

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Knockburn Sports Loch and Conference Centre is a 65 acre purpose built multi-sport and conference venue located near Strachan, just outside the town of Banchory.

The sites main attraction is the 7 acre purpose built loch which is ideal for triathlon, open water swimming, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing.

A network of trails wind their way around the site and are perfect for running, walking or cycling. A 650m tarmac cycle track is also available and is a perfect way to teach your kids how to cycle.


Hire of equipment and group lessons in stand up paddleboarding.

Hire options available for individual, family, groups and parties


Equipment Hire: SUP boards, sit-on-top kayaks.


Sailing courses available through Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust

Beach Volleyball Court Hire


A simple coffee shop service is in operation at weekends during the summer season.  Serving freshly homemade scones, cakes, teas and coffees and breakfast rolls.

  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
  • Visit Scotland Welcome Scheme

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