White Water Rafting on the River Findhorn
During summer the river levels can be low and as such we may substitute the craft for duckies for a better or safer experience or alternatively change the river to one of our other options if they are higher water on the day.
White Water Rafting on the Findhorn during summer can have low river levels and as such we may substitute the craft for duckies for a better or safer experience or alternatively change the river to one of our other options if they are higher water on the day.
White Water Rafting on the River Findhorn
White Water Rafting in Scotland on the River Findhorn is an adventurous and enjoyable day out for all and is based in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area not far from Inverness. The rivers around Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Inverness are some of, if not the most enjoyable White Water Rafting venues across the whole of Scotland and the Findhorn is the best of all. The River Findhorn is in our opinion the greatest place to go white water rafting as it is the most consistent rapids which are set in a truly stunning area of the country.
White Water Rafting on the Findhorn is a great fun activity for everyone. Families and young people aged 10+ will love the bounce and splash offered on this grade 3+ river trip.
- The minimum age for White Water Rafting on the Findhorn is 10 years old.
- We supply all the technical equipment as part of your booking price – Buoyancy aids, Wetsuits, Helmets, Paddles, Rafts and pride ourselves in the quality of our kit each wetsuit alone is valued at around £300. When you put helmets and buoyancy aids in the mix you are talking nearer £500 worth of kit.
- What you need to bring is swim shorts to go over a wetsuit , an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet, and a towel, warm clothing for before and after the activity.
- We will try and take some photographs during the day if appropriate to do so and post these to Facebook after so you have access to them for free.
- In summer when the river levels are low we may substitute the rafts for duckies (smaller inflatable self guided rafts) or sit on top kayaks if the river levels dictate that a different craft would be safer or more enjoyable. Should the river be too low we may also go to a different river like the Spey.
We can meet you at the venue, on route or at our main base and provide transport down to the river and will try and work around what is easiest for you as best we can.
Rising high in the Monadhliath Mountains, the River Findhorn quickly descends north of Aviemore towards Findhorn Bay on the Moray coast.
White water rafting the River Findhorn is a truly memorable experience – its fast flowing grade 3 & 4 rapids such as Leven’s Gorge, Dulsie Gorge and Carnage Corner will have your adrenalin flowing. The grade 4 mentioned here applies to the upper Findhorn – if your group is interested in this please drop us a ring on 01540 210 000 and we can tailor a booking for you.
Rafting on the River Findhorn is suitable for teen’s and adult groups and is particularly popular with stag and hen parties. The middle section is also suitable for confident children accompanied by adults.
Other Rivers That we Raft Across Scotland
White water rafting on the River Garry is a truly memorable experience. This 4 mile long fast flowing and technical river contains many fun grade 3/4 rapids, they are some of the most thrilling rapids in Scotland.
White Water Rafting on the Garry begins below the Dam. From here you are straight into the action with the first rapid being just 50 metres away from the put in. Continuing down the river, you paddle through Invergarry and into Loch Oich before finishing up at the Great Glen Adventure Centre . Being dam controlled, this trip is available most Thursdays and Saturday with scheduled release dates between March and October. Rafting on the River Garry is suitable for adults and water confident young people aged 10+ accompanied by adults.
When is best to go White Water Rafting on the River Findhorn
White Water Rafting in Scotland on the River Findhorn is an all year round activity however, conditions vary with the seasons. The conditions are generally pleasant in Summer with warmer temperatures, the higher water levels are normally during the Spring and Autumn where we regularly go white water rafting as well. Our White Water Rafting on the Findhorn is perfect for people visiting the Aviemore, Cairngorms or Inverness area on holiday or for locals who just want a thrill.
During the summer months, river levels can be low and heavy rainfall is ideal to rise certain rivers like the Findhorn. This being said at low river levels duckies and sit on top kayaks may be supplemented for the rafts to maximise the enjoyment and safety or we may change the river if the river levels are too low .. No previous experience is required, although there are variable age limits for each river with the Findhorn sitting at 10 years old. Want to try out some other great adventures? Why not check out our canyoning days!
What is White Water Rafting?
White Water Rafting is one of the most adventurous fun activities you can take part in anywhere across Scotland. They are inflatable rafts which are made from highly durable Hypalon or PVC (ours are Hypalon) that are designed to go down the rivers and rapids safely while having a great day out. All of our Guides are Qualified as raft guides and are well aware of the lines and safety required on the river so you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands for your day.
Rivers are graded from grade 1-6. The Tay is a grade 3 river. Effectively grade 1 is moving very gently, Grade two is a bit more fun and bouncy, Grade three is more technical with larger rapids. Grade 4 is getting more technical and big water. Then grade 5 and upwards are really serious and few people raft these rivers in Scotland without people having prior experience in rafts. Even then the companies who say they raft these rivers almost always walk around the grade 5 sections as they are that serious.