Outdoor Activities in Scotland
“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” Trenton Lee Stewart (author)
If you’re up for adventure activities and excitement then look no further.
Based in Ayrshire we take groups all over Scotland in pursuit of the greatest adrenaline rush.
We are specialists in organising outdoor pursuits and adventure activities for all age groups and abilities.
Take a look below at what we do and we can combine these activities especially for your group, whether you want outdoor education groups, activities for kids, corporate groups, adventure weekends or want do something different for stag weekends and hen weekends.
During the summer months, from May to October, our gorge walks vary from 2km to 10km and involve walking in the river, scrambling over rocks and other obstacles, sliding down waterslides cut into the rock by the river itself, jumping off high rocks into clear pools and abseiling over waterfalls.
Coasteering is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the Scottish coastline. Come and join us as we follow different parts of the shore both in and out of the sea, we jump from cliffs into sea below, we climb rocks to get into hidden coves, explore the depths of sea caves, traverse ledges and occasionally even come face to face with a seal.
Kayaking can be enjoyed by everyone, and we cater for all ages and abilities, from organizing training days for beginners through to advanced groups for experienced thrill seekers. We also have a variety of boats for the different types of journeys you may wish to undertake and will provide you with all the equipment you will need to safely plan your journey and get out on the water.
Abseiling is a fantastic team building activity and strengthens corporate groups when they have to put their trust in each other on a rock face or even in a free-fall. It is also suitable for kids, school outdoor education groups and even as an activity for childrens’ birthday parties. Our highly trained instructors will always assure that you’re completely safe but they won’t be able to hold back the adrenaline rush you get as you lower yourself into the void below you!
We offer Paddle boarding lessons, coaching sessions, group trips and private parties the opportunity to experience the fun to be had on a paddle board. Being one of the first outdoor centres in Scotland to teach Stand up paddle boarding we pride ourselves on the fact that we are able to coach individuals and groups beyond introductory level and introduce them to the broader aspects of the sport.
We use qualified and experienced instructors to run enjoyable sessions for beginners or for those wishing to learn some new skills and push themselves, through to more advanced and track hardened cyclists and with our years of experience we can choose the appropriate mountain bike routes to suit the groups or individuals needs, using either the green, blue or the red routes on the chosen trail.
Mountaineering is suitable for all ages according to the level of the challenge and the skills you learn with us will equip you with all you need to know to go off and explore yourself in the future. You don’t have to be a hardened enthusiast to take advantage of what’s on offer in Ayrshire, Arran and Dumfries and Galloway and at any level you will be left with a feeling of exhilaration and achievement that will stay with you forever.
You will learn to understand how very dependent we are on our environment and the balance of its ecology through various challenges and practical activities which will help you get to grips with the basics of bushcraft. Many consider that bushcraft courses are an essential part of learning more about our environment and moreover they are great fun for all.
With such beautiful, rich and dramatic landscapes Scotland has become famous all around the world as a primary destination for anybody who is keen on the outdoors and experiencing them on foot. We have experienced mountain guides who are fully qualified and approved by AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors) and will plan your routes so you will get the most out of what beautiful Scotland has to offer.
Canyoning is very similar to Gorge Walking or Ghyll Scrambling but includes a moderate use of skills such as rock climbing and abseiling. Still following the course of a river you will be sliding down shoots and waterfalls that have been carved out of the rock and made smooth by Mother Nature over thousands of years, jumping from cliffs and being lowered over waterfalls.
We have both single and double open canoes available and we regularly paddle up the mouth of the Clyde visiting historic sites such as the historic Sawney Bean’s Cave and the Culzean Castle coast in addition to trips further afield to many of Scotland’s beautiful lochs including Loch Lomond, the Great Glen, the Caledonian Canal, and Loch Sheil. Canoeing can be enjoyed by everyone, and we cater for all ages and abilities, from organizing training days for beginners through to advanced groups for the more experienced.
River tubing involves riding inflated tubes down the flow of a river and depending on the river, tubing can be a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, or it can be an invigorating adventure. On a gentle river, this sport is suitable for people of a wide range of ages and physical abilities, and it can be a great activity for both children and adults and we also provide White Water River Tubing which is navigating your tube through rapids and dodging the rocks on the river.