Hi everyone, unfortunately Ann was taken into hospital on Friday 10/9/21. She's going to be fine, but it means that the shop will have to be closed for a bit. Online orders will still be processed and we'll reply to emails and phone calls as quickly as we can, but there are likely to be some delays until things get back to normal. Hopefully this will be soon, and we'll post updates as and when we can. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime, and thanks for your understanding. Stuart & Ann
We're so very lucky to be based here in Ardrishaig, on the shores of Loch Fyne in the Heart of Argyll. Our shop is at Pier Square, where the Crinan Canal starts - 9 miles of canals, locks and stunning scenery that connects Loch Fyne and the Sound of Jura. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you have a fantastic holiday in this stunning area.
In addition to Karitek's outdoor shop, Pier Square also features The Egg Shed Heritage Hub - Scottish Canals' new maritime museum interpretation centre - and the Steamer Terminal cafe serving breakfasts, lunch and coffee & cakes.
The area around Ardrishaig is the perfect destination for anyone who loves being in the great outdoors. For watersports enthusiasts there are plenty of options depending on your experiece. Whether you like to explore by sea kayak, open canoe, sit-on-top kayak or stand up paddle board, Karitek is surrounded by beautiful scenery and seascapes including Loch Gilp and the full length of Loch Fyne, Lochs Sween and Caolisport, the Sound of Jura and on westward.
Knapdale, Crinan and Kilmartin are fantastic areas for walking, cycling and exploring. Take your pick - cycle along the Crinan Canal tow path, explore the ancient monuments in Kilmartin Glen, follow one of the many walking routes through Knapdale's forests and take a look at the Scottish Beaver Trail.