Active Ayrshire

Outdoor Adventures just an hour from Glasgow

Active Outdoor Pursuits is the place to visit for adventure activities in Ayrshire.  Located on the beautiful Craigengillan Estate near Dalmellington, our centre is 12 miles from Ayr and just an hours drive from Glasgow.

At Active Ayrshire a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities are available for individuals, groups & stag & hen parties.  We specialise in offering specific programs for schools & youth groups and operate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our most popular daily activity (especially in summer) in the Gorge scramble adventure day. If you wish to do a combination of activities during the day then this can be arranged easily by contacting us directly via email or call us on 01540 210000.

For stag/hen parties why not think about our more extreme options for canyoning or white water rafting on the River Nith to create a truly unforgettable memory.

We offer a comprehensive list of activities on the land and in/on the water. Our activities are suitable for all abilities and ages and group numbers. Why not book onto one and explore the hidden outdoor gem that is Ayrshire!

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Scenic Ayrshire

Active Ayrshire’s base is set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, around 14 miles from the sea. 

In 1263, the Scots successfully drove off a Viking army in a skirmish known as the Battle of Largs. The remains of Turnberry Castle, which dates from around the 13th century, may have been the birthplace of Robert the Bruce. Turnberry is also famous for its golf course as is the other nearby town of Troon.

The Craigengillan Estate is only 12 miles from Ayr, which was established as a Royal Burgh in 1205.  Towards the south of the town is the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns in the suburb of Alloway — and you might end up waxing lyrical yourself after a day canyoning or white water rafting on the River Nith with Active Outdoor Pursuits!

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