Paddle around the tranquil Booker's Pond


AquaPaddle Irvine is on the tranquil Booker’s Pond, Irvine. It is accessed off Dunlop Drive, Irvine.

AquaPaddle Irvine is Captained by Craig and helped by his Wonderful Crew of local volunteers. If you would like to Volunteer and become a member of the local Crew, please contact the local AquaPaddle Captains through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle

Launch and Start Point

The Launch and Start Point is at the beach, on the southern end of the pond which is directly on the path from the car park. From Bookers Cash n Carry car park follow the obvious path between the two rock boulders, take a right turn and after 150m you will arrive at the water's edge and embankment.

The launch point is a gradual entry from grass to sand, however can become slippery. Take care entering the water and don’t rush.

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Please give other AquaPaddlers space to enter the water and move around. Spread out across the whole entry point.

The Route – Circular with one left turn

From the beach. Head clockwise firstly around the white small bhoy turning right and head straight towards the large grey bhoy. Pass the grey bhoy and turn right heading between the reed band and pond edge. Then take another right turn through the obvious gap between the reed band back into the open pond heading back to beach turning left at the orange marker bhoy which lengthens the course. Make a final right turn at the white bhoy to complete the circular

At the northern end has some protruding rock and steel rods from previous quarry times, so keep at least a 10meters space from the bank. If on a SUP, kneel down if coming close to pond edge in shallower water.

Watch out for other water users, particularly those on paddle craft, fishing at the outer edges and Open water swimmers within the marked bhoys.

Complete 5 laps to cover 5km.

Ayrshire Armada SUP Club is supporting the Local AquaPaddle. Other groups and individual paddlers of whatever craft are welcome to lend a hand.

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On site facilities


There is free parking, however, please don’t block access to the Booker Wholesale site for deliveries by large trucks.


The nearest cafe is some distance away. So, please bring food and drink with you.


There are no facilities at the location, so please come self sufficient for your time there.

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