Outdoor Activities in Scotland – Adventure Activities, Training & Holidays!

Active Outdoor Pursuits provide a huge range of outdoor activities in Scotland. From activity days to 5 month instructor training course, we have an adventure for you!  Operating across the country from our bases in the Cairngorms National Park, The Great Glen and Ayrshire.

Get Active and join us for a 5 star adventure, choose from watersports, mountainsports or snowsports. Activities are available throughout the year and include; white water rafting, canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and so much more…          During the summer, Active operate a programme of adventure journeys and expeditions by sea kayak, canoe, bike and on foot throughout the Scottish Highlands & Islands.

In Winter, we offer ski and snowboard lessons and equipment rental at Cairngorm Mountain, The Lecht, Nevis Range, Glen Shee and Glen Coe. We also offer courses in winter hillwalking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering.

Groups & Instructor Training

For schools, colleges and youth groups we provide 2-5 day multi-activity residential breaks at our Cairngorms Adventure Centre. We are an approved BC paddle sports provider, AALS license holder and a Scottish Tourist Board 5 star activity provider. Active are an accredited activities provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

If your passionate about the outdoors and love sharing your experience with others. You may want to consider a career as an outdoor instructor or guide then look no further than Active’s 4, 5 & 6 Month Outdoor Instructor Training Courses.

Accommodation & Equipment Rental

Looking for a place to stay? If your visiting the Aviemore and Cairngorms area, we have group accommodation at our Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore.

Have the skills but not the equipment? Rental for canoe, sea kayak and mountain bike is available throughout the year.  We can drop off & collect equipment from your accommodation and provide support for self led expeditions.  In winter we offer ski and snowboard rental as well as ski mountaineering kit.

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