Scotland has the perfect landscape for adventurous day out canyoning, we have venues across the country although the best are around Aviemore. Not only does Canyoning involves jumping off cliffs into deep pools. But it also involves sliding down naturally formed rock flumes & abseiling down waterfalls and deep gorges.
Get Active Canyoning in Scotland
Canyoning in Scotland is an extremely adventurous and enjoyable day out for all. Canyoning involves jumping into deep pools, sliding down flumes and abseiling through waterfalls. Canyons around Aviemore & the Cairngorms are considered amongst the best in Scotland.
Scotland has the perfect landscape for adventurous days out canyoning and Active has venues across the country although our main ones are around Aviemore & the Cairngorms. Ultimately, this is an activity that has become one of the UKs most popular extreme sports. Given this if you are not sure then come and try for yourself – we guarantee you will be hooked!
What is Canyoning in Scotland like?
Firstly, you will most certainly get wet and of course there are many different venues that have variations. As a matter of fact, our venues have jumps ranging from just a few feet for the wee kids all the way to jumps 40ft and above for the incredibly brave! In Short, one of the most amazing adventures of your life is to canyon! Guided by our expert instructors you are taken to the limit with this exhilarating sport.
In addition to our Canyoning venues we utilise in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area, there are a number of fun jumps, slides and areas to scramble up. Close to Glasgow, Stirling & Loch Lomond.
The venues we use for our canyoning sessions have been carved & eroded from the Scottish rock over millions of years and are just a short drive from Aviemore. Ultimately the erosion has formed natural slides & chutes, jumps up to 40ft, abseils and natural rock arches to negotiate – This is a challenging experience providing a truly adventurous day out in Scotland.
Canyoning in Scotland – Activity Information
- Canyoning in Scotland is normally offered in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area as it is well suited to reach any of the best venues in the country.
- Transport from Newtonmore, Kingussie & Aviemore areas.
- All technical & safety equipment is provided.
- You will need to bring with you a Towel, Dry Shoes, Lunch & Drink, Swimwear & Shorts
You can tie your Aviemore and Cairngorms canyoning trip in to staying at the Cairngorms Adventure centre in Newtonmore.
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*Discounts for under 16s. *Must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Wet Wild & Whisky Canyoning
We Offer a luxurious upgrade to our Scottish Canyoning trips which is the Wet Wild & Whisky Package. This trip involves the standard days canyoning – most likely at the Oova or the Bruar followed by a top of the range Whisky & Chocolate Tasting tour at the Famous Dalwhinnie Distillery. There is no better way to recover after a chilly dip in the water while canyoning in Scotland. Let the whisky and chocolate warm you up while tantalising the taste buds.
Dalwhinnie whisky is softy and fruity on the palate with hints of honey mingled amongst many others. And the Choclates are made by the award winning Highland Chocolatier who is one of if not even the best chocolate & truffle maker in the entire world.
Canyoning venues in Scotland
Most of our Scottish Canyoning venues are located in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area. There is a wide variety of canyons to suit all age groups, ability levels and confidence levels. Take a look at all the different venues we use in the tabs below.
Canyoning at the Allt Na H Uamha
The Allt Na h Uamha – Gaelic (Burn of the big cave) is located near Loch Laggan. In fact, this is one of Scotland’s classic Canyoning descents for adrenaline seekers! Given this, it is one of our most popular days out from Aviemore and the surrounding area. In brief, it is a fantastic experience with water chutes, high speed slides and flumes with the final challenge to abseil down a 60ft waterfall.
This activity is best suited to adults groups and confident youths aged 12+ (although if individuals who are younger are confident swimmers we may be be able to make exceptions). We will transport you to the canyon from Aviemore or Newtonmore. If travelling from the south we can meet you at Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre in Newtonmore or collect you from Newtonmore railway station.
Canyoning at the Bruar
The Falls of Bruar are on of Scotland most popular canyoning venues – located a few miles North of Blair Atholl. It is an impressive natural feature so why not come and Canyon Bruar Falls with us! Similarly this steep canyon has been carved from the rock over millions of years. Due to this, its main features include naturally formed slide chutes, 40 ft jumps, abseils and a natural rock arch to negotiate. Ultimately, this is a challenging canyoning experience for the adventurous.
This activity is best suited to adults groups and confident youths aged 12+. We will transport you to the canyon from Aviemore or Newtonmore. Alternatively we can meet you at The House of Bruar- if travelling from the south or we can collect you at Blair Atholl or Pitlochry railway station’s.
Canyoning at the Upper Bruar
The Falls of Bruar are located a few miles North of Blair Atholl. This impressively steep canyon has been hewn from the rock over millions of years. Notably Robert Burns took time to write about this impressive place. Indeed, its many features include slides & chutes, 40 ft jumps and a 120 foot abseil – one of Scotland’s most challenging canyons for the insane or very brave. Please be sure your ability matches your insanity levels before booking.
This activity is best suited to adult groups aged 16 and over. We will transport you to the Canyon from the Aviemore area, meet you there if coming from Perthshire or we can collect you at Blair Atholl railway station.
Minimum age 16+
Canyoning at the Truim
Canyoning at the Truim falls is located a few miles south of Newtonmore (near enough the very centre of Scotland) – a fast flowing river with a series of small drops & chutes with steep rock walls. In short, It has a variety of jumps from 5 – 20 feet and lends itself perfectly to an amazing rope crossing by Tyrolean traverse or zip line.
This Canyoning Venue is popular with families and adult groups based in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area.
Minimum age of 6+
Canyoning at The Devil’s Pulpit
Canyoning in Glasgow may seem like an unlikely activity but The Devil’s pulpit just North of Scotland’s largest city is one of our most spectacular venues. To Summarise, it is a deep cut canyon with sandstone walls towering up some 100 feet above with only an arms span across in places.
Entry to this deep dark canyon is by a 70 foot abseil followed by scrambling up and down waterfalls and some fun jumps.
This activity is suitable for adults and confident youths aged 11+. In additions, this activity is only available to groups of 8 or more and transport can be arranged from the Glasgow area.