BEST 5 ADVENTURE DAYS OUT FROM EDINBURGH
BEST 5 ADVENTURE DAYS OUT FROM EDINBURGH
Scotland is the land of adventure, from just over an hour drive from Edinburgh you can immerse yourself in some of the best outdoor experiences Scotland has to offer.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN DUNKELD
Head to the picturesque village of Dunkeld just over an hour drive from Edinburgh. this idyllic village has a hidden secret, it’s one of the best locations for mountain biking in Scotland. Hidden in the foothills around the village are great mountain bike trails great for any level of experience.
At Progression Bikes Adam will happily tell you the best routes, here you can hire a bike and get out and explore. The area is great for families too, and if you are looking for something a little less strenuous why not hire an E-bike and enjoy some of the mellow forest trails.
CANYONING AT DOLLAR
Join The Canyoning Company for a thrilling day out exploring Dollar Canyon. This canyoning trip is located about 40 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
The canyon itself is situated by the side of Castle Campbell in Dollar with beautiful views over the Firth of Forth. Jump, slide, zipline and abseil down the canyon and experience the beauty of this hidden gem. The Canyoning Company supply all your equipment and have the most experienced instructors in Scotland.
KAYAKING ON THE RIVER TAY
For a great Adventurous day out take a guided kayaking trip with Outdoor Explore. They have many locations throughout Perthshire but the most sought-after trip is on the River Tay.
Outdoor Explore have all the equipment to hire, with choosing a single or tandem kayak. Your instructors will teach you everything you need to know, then take to the water and journey down Scotlands longest river. If you lucky you may be able to see some beavers on your way.
GO APE AT PEEBLES
If you are looking for a crowd-pleaser, just a short drive from Edinburgh is Go Ape. Located in the grounds of the magnificent Glentress Forest, the Treetop Challenge is made up of all the classic Go Ape features, like wobbly rope ladders, toe-curling Tarzan swings and loads more. The high ropes course will take around two to three hours to complete, that is after a full safety briefing.
What makes this course an adrenaline junkie’s dream are the zip wires, the longest of which is a whopping 325 metres long!
ROCK CLIMBING AT RATHO
Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena is impressive and great for all ages and abilities. From bouldering to abseiling after climbing the tower or the aerial assault course there’s so much fun to be had here.
The toddler playroom ‘Rock Tots’ allows your toddler to discover a whole new world of fun where they can let their imagination run wild. If you want to progress further in climbing why not book an instructor and learn more about rock climbing.
ADVENTURE DAYS OUT FROM EDINBURGH
If you are looking for an exciting adventure day out from Edinburgh we have a list of activities for you to immerse yourself in. All our activities are based around Perthshire just an hour drive from the city centre. If you have any questions about our activities feel free to send us an email
CANYONING ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES
Canyoning is a perfect mix of different outdoor activities. But although canyoning uses a mixture of skills it has its own specific way to do things. It involves rock climbing skills, as there is often abseiling and rappelling. Swimming is an important part as most canyons have water in them.
Canyoneering is an adventure activity. It combines rock and water activities into a sport full of adrenaline and natural beauty. When you go canyoning you will be trekking through river gorges. You will also explore around rock pools and behind waterfalls. You will find yourself abseiling down waterfalls as well as tackling cliff jumps into stunning water rock pools.
At The Canyoning Company we pride ourselves on achieving and maintaining the highest standard of Canyoning certification as we can.
Providing training and resources to a range of private sector and public sector organisations we also provide help with outdoors training, health and safety as well as knowing how to make your adventure a memory to remember.
ACHARN CANYON Acharn, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland Discover / Family“It’s got it all! With an epic finish” Based along the shores of Loch Tay is Acharn Canyon. This is a really fun, non-committing gorge which will be sure to leave you with big smiles. Acharn Canyon has some fun technical jumps and one awesome natural
ALVA CANYONAlva, Stirlingshire, ScotlandAdvanced“One of the best slot canyons in Scotland”Alva gorge is a fantastic, committing slot canyon situated close to Stirling. This trip is a real exploration of discovery. The canyon involves numerous rappels including a zip line into smugglers cave. The penultimate waterfall ‘corkscrew falls’ will leave you totally buzzing.This canyon is not
BRUAR CANYON Bruar, Perthshire, ScotlandDiscover / Family“Scotland’s Classic”15 mins from Pitlochry the famous Bruar Falls flows through the Atholl Estate. Bruar is a very special place for canyoning in Scotland. Its first descent was over 15 years ago, and was one of the first canyoning venues opened in Scotland. It has exquisite waterfalls and rock
TUMMELL CANYON Loch Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland Advanced“Our Newest canyon, lots of awesome abseils” Hidden along the shores of Loch Tummel, Perthshire is Tummel Canyon. This is a really fun, true canyoning experience. We opened Tummel Canyon in April 2018, it is more technical canyon with 14 abseils, the biggest waterfall is 22m. If you want
DOLLAR CANYON Dollar, Stirlingshire, ScotlandDiscover / Family“A stunning slot canyon, with everything to offer!” Dollar canyon is one of our most popular trips. It is great for beginners or intermediates and just 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Dollar canyon is very accessible and holds some awesome features; with jumps up to 5 meters, epic natural water
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