Ways to enjoy water-based activities for an invigorating wellness boost While the Scotland’s waterways, coastlines and waterfalls have inspired writers, artists and composers for centuries, we’re just at the tip of the iceberg of exploring Scotland’s blue-spaces to help boost our well-being. At Active Outdoor Pursuits, we already know a thing or two about the joy, excitement and exhilaration that comes with water-based activities. It makes you feel alive in so many ways, especially as Scotland’s streams, rivers and Lochs are so cold all year around! So, if you’ve been keen to explore the more adventurous side of water wellness with some water-based fun, then look no further. Here are our top tips for enjoying some of Scotland’s top ‘wet spots’, all while nurturing a welcome boost to your health and wellness. The Great Glen Canoe Trail This is one of Scotland’s most challenging canoe journeys, but it is a classic, nonetheless. It runs down a geographic fault line that splits the country in two, forming the Great Glen Way. This journey starts on the Caledonian Canal in Fort William before entering three of Scotland’s Lochs; Lochy, Oich and Ness. The itinerary for this trail is five days and four nights – four of which you will spend camping and another spent in pre-accommodation at our lodge. This is the perfect water-based trip for water confident people where you will be able to paddle your cares away and forget the daily stresses of everyday life. The River Spey Descent Canoeing is an excellent way to participate in watersports without fully submerging in the water – if you don’t fall in, that is! This canoe expedition lasts five days and four nights. Starting in the Cairngorms National Park and flowing down the breathtaking River Spey, you will pass many famous distilleries on this journey and even stop-off at one of them. What could be better than enjoying a dram after a day ‘on the river’? Take a scenic walk near any of our centres You will find two of our three centres in Aviemore, Ayrshire and The Great Glen. are next to the water. Even taking a walk next to the water reaps countless benefits for your health and well-being. Why not take a scenic walk near to any of our centres before or after you try out our activities? Why not check out our Facebook to see what water-based fun we’ve been having and how you can join us!