CANYONING ABILITY LEVEL
Your canyoning ability level will depend on your experience canyoning, your level of physical fitness, how comfortable you are around moving water and your swimming ability.
- You don’t need to have any experience canyoning.
- You should have a basic level of fitness.
- You should be comfortable around water.
- You should have basic swimming ability.
- You should have some experience canyoning or similar adventure sport.
- You should have a good level of fitness.
- You should be able to swim.
- You should be confident around water.
- You should be comfortable around heights.
- You should have experience of canyoning on guided trips.
- You should have a good level of fitness.
- You should be a good swimmer.
- You should be very confident around water.
- You should be able to abseil yourself comfortably.
- You don’t mind cold environments.
- You should have a good head for heights.
These canyons are great for people with beginner or intermediate level. Although these canyons are fantastic fun even for an advanced level. These canyons have a good mix of jumps, slides and abseils In this category all jumps, slides and abseils are optional. These canyons are within a 20-minute walk from the roadside. These canyons are suitable for everyone, especially families and larger groups. The canyons are not committing, which means we can exit the canyon at most points during the trip. These canyons usually last around 1.5 – 2 hours in the canyon.
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
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
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
CALVINE CANYON Calvine, Perthshire, ScotlandBeginner / Family“Family Classic”A short 20 minute drive from Pitlochry Calvine Canyon provides an amazing introduction to Canyoning in Scotland. Make your way down the gorge, walk through rock formations, swim in crystal clear pools, slide down natural water flumes and finish at the jumping pool.Key Information£50 per person£380 exclusive trip
LAGGAN CANYON Badenoch, Highlands, ScotlandDiscover / Family“Slides Galore”If you like water slides Laggan Canyon is the one for you. Laggan Canyon is a very easily accessible canyon. It is suited to stag groups, families and youth groups. Laggan is littered with slides, jumps and waterfall abseils.This canyon is situated on one of the most beautiful
INCHREE CANYON Fort William, Highlands, ScotlandDiscover / Family“A fun river canyon, with everything to offer!” Inchree Canyon is a great, fun canyon which is full of cool jumps, water slides and beautiful views. With easy access and great photo spots, Inchree is a great trip if it is your first experience canyoning. Situated near Fort
These canyons are suitable for people who are at an intermediate level. These canyons can involve more technical rope work which means some experience abseiling is important. The canyons in this category may have big jumps or long abseils. Some of these canyons may be more specific to one element of progression, such as the Tummel canyon has no jumps or slides, but is full of abseils and ziplines. The approach to the canyons can be up to 40 minutes of uphill walking. Advanced canyons can be more commiting which means the ability to walk out of the canyon can be reduced due to its depth or steep walls. These canyons can last 2 – 3 hours in the canyon.
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
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
NATHRACH CANYONLoch Leven, Perthshire, ScotlandAdvanced“A true wilderness adventure” The Nathrach canyon starts high up along the shores of Loch Leven, with stunning views down the loch but don’t let the tranquillity and views fool you…this is a full on mission. The Nathrach starts with a series of jumps and slides leading to huge jumps and
Extreme canyons are only suitable for people who at a very good intermediate or advanced level. These canyons can be very technical so the ability and confidence with abseiling is important. There may be big jumps and big abseils. The approach to these canyons can be up to 1 hour of uphill walking, so a very good level of fitness is required. These canyons can be very committing, which means once we are in, it can be very difficult to get out until the end. These canyons can last 3+ hours in the canyon.
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GREY MARE’S CANYON Kinlochleven, Fort William, ScotlandExtreme“The Big One” Big jumps, fast slides, zip lines and a breath taking 90-meter multi-pitch abseil to finish. From our experience this is the BEST and most technical commercial canyon in the UK. This canyon delivers on adventure, commitment and gives you a high dose of adrenaline. To undertake
DUNDONNELL CANYON Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands, Scotland Extreme “Scotland Best…Most Epic Canyon” Dundonnel Canyon gets even the most experienced Scottish Canyoners buzzing. This is as pure and thrilling as canyoning gets in Scotland. You will be part of a real canyoning team as this canyon has only a handful of descents and can still
PHARAOH’S CANYONHighlands, ScotlandExtremeLocated in Garve on the North west coast of Scotland, this Ardessie falls provides a canyon like no other. The access to Pharaohs Canyon is up the mountain-side below An Teallach and Sail Mor, with beautiful views over Little Loch Broom. This trip is for the experienced canyoneer, consisting of big abseils, Guided
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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.
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