Active Outdoor Pursuits – Adventures, Activities, Training and Holidays!

Looking for an outdoor adventure, training course or holiday? You’ve come to the right place!       Active Outdoor Pursuits, established in 1999 and are one of the most respected outdoor activity providers in Scotland. Our services and facilities provide a comprehensive and dynamic approach to supporting people and groups of all ages and abilities to realise their outdoor adventure dreams and ambitions.

Active provide a wide range of adventurous activity days and courses from our two bases; the highlands and in Ayrshire. On or in the water, on the mountain, on snow, rock and by mountain bike, get fully immersed by trying out canyoning or gorge scrambling. If you prefer to be on the water then white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and ducky trips are all available daily from our Cairngorms Adventure Centre throughout the year and with our outdoor activity programme based in Ayrshire. In winter, the Active snow sports school offers ski and snowboard lessons and rental at Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht Ski Centres.

If it’s a career in the outdoors you’re thinking of then look no further than Active’s 4 and 5 month Outdoor Instructor Training Courses. For schools, colleges and other groups we provide 2-5 day multi activity courses based at Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre in Newtonmore, perfectly situated in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Further afield, throughout the summer months Active operates a programme of adventure journeys and expeditions throughout the Scottish Highlands by sea kayak, canoe, bike and on foot.

Active are rated a 4 star Visit Scotland Activity Provider. We are an AALA licensed company and are accredited by Adventuremark, LOtC and IOL.. We are an approved BCU paddle sports provider as well as an accredited activities provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

If you’re looking for a place to stay whilst visiting the Aviemore area or the Cairngorms, we offer groups and individuals accommodation at Craigower Lodge. Newtonmore is an excellent base for hill walking and paddle sports with easy access to the rivers Spey, Spean, Roy and Findhorn.

We offer full rental and expedition support services. We can arrange equipment and transfers as well as guided journeys on the River Spey and The Great Glen Canoe Trail. We also hire canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks and mountain bikes. In winter we offer ski and snowboard rental as well as ski mountaineering kit rental.Each season our ex-rental equipment goes up for sale at great prices.