Jumping into pools, abseiling down waterfalls, ziplining over gorges; canyoning is an exciting new and developing activity for the UK, and Scotland is the place to be for it!
Canyoning combines abseiling and rock climbing, with gorge scrambling and swimming. You make your way along the steep mountain canyons, down waterfalls, over rocks, and through deep pools. It is a truly exhilarating activity whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth. Many of the canyons lie in picturesque glens which are popular with walkers, but the only way to experience the most amazing parts of them is to get down at water level.
The canyons feature a mixture of waterfalls, slides, jumps, plunge pools and whitewater to challenge you and provide a range of exhilarating experiences. Each canyon can offer something a bit different depending on the group, and with locations across the central belt of Scotland, there’s one to suit everybody.
To ensure you get the most out of your activity, we ask that participants meet some minimum abilities.
- Most of our canyoning is done without Buoyancy Aids, as the wetsuits provide lots of buoyancy. However, for those who aren’t as confident with their swimming, we can provide buoyancy aids for you to help.
- Some canyons can be narrow with step sides, have areas of fast flowing water, or have large abseils. If you may feel intimidated by these, please let us know, and we can recommend the right canyon for you.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are usually able to accommodate a diverse range of special requirements.
For assessment courses that require logbooks or NGB registration, please ensure these are completed before the course commences.
For introductory activities, we provide all the activity and safety equipment you need. With more advanced courses you may be expected to have some of your own personal equipment; see the Kit List for information. Whether it’s the latest gear, great instruction or comfy accommodation, we aim to provide you with the best we can.
- Canyon Harnesses & Gear
As well as the activity equipment, you can rest assured that our experienced instructors carry all the necessary group safety equipment, and are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Here is a quick guide to what you need to bring with you for the activity. A full kit list is included with your information pack provided after booking.
- Trainers For Getting Wet (Lace Up Type)
- Spare Dry Change Of Clothes & Shoes
- Warm Outer Layers (For Afterwards)
- Snacks/Meals & Drinks (These May Not Be Available At The Location)
If you are struggling with any specialist equipment, then please get in touch, and we may be able to assist.