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 best venues are around Aviemore & the Cairngorms. Ultimately, this is an activity that has become one of the UKs most popular extreme sports. Why not come and try it 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 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 11+ (although if individuals who are younger are confident swimmers we may be be able to make exceptions). The meeting place is in Newtonmore, you will then follow our instructor to the venue (approximately 40 minutes drive).