GORGE WALKING IN SCOTLAND
ADVENTURE WITH THE EXPERTS
If crawling behind waterfalls, jumping off ledges and jumping into deep pools sounds good to you then join us for a memorable gorge walking adventure in Scotland.
WHAT IS GORGE WALKING?
As a gorge contains natural rock formations, chutes, and various challenges to overcome, we naturally want to conquer them. But how?
Gorge walking is an inclusive extreme sport that provides an entry to outdoor activities for novices and beginners. Our informative guide explains what gorge walking is, where it can be done and who it is suitable for.
Gorge walking is one of the best outdoor activities that you can do. It involves a group scrambling up or down a river or stream. This may seem simple however, it is the type of river that makes the difference between easy and expert. As the name might suggest, all the gorges we operate in run through steep rock formations which produce various natural challenges for your team to overcome. These challenges can range from abseiling down 30 foot waterfalls, climbing up 15 to 20 foot waterfalls, jumping 20 foot into plunge pools and many other fun and thrilling activities along the way.
GUIDED GORGE WALKING
Even though gorge walking in Scotland is a hugely exciting outdoor activity we aim to make it as safe as possible. All our instructors are highly experienced climbing instructors as well as experts in gorge walking. We check out all the locations that we operate in and we know each step of the way like the back of our hand.
Equipped with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and a helmet, our experienced gorge instructors will guide you up river where the fun will begin. Suitable for both kids and adults, this adventure day will push you outside of your comfort zone, get you reaching goals you never thought possible, and give you an adventure experience to remember for a lifetime, all within a safe and controlled environment.
IS GORGE WALKING FOR YOU?
Gorge Walking is a fantastic physically demanding activity and is definitely one of our most popular activity days. It’s ideal for groups and individuals, particularly school groups, company team building activities and without doubt our most popular activity for stag weekends.
The activity of gorge walking involves adventure, exploration, and discovery as you overcome challenging boulders throughout a gorge. An exploration through beautiful and natural rock formations and the discovery of the magnificent natural features within the gorge. To utilise the paths and challenges that the gorge has formed over thousands of years, guides and guests can take on the challenge together and ascend or descend through the ravine.
Gorge walking is a little more than the name suggests. Walking is certainly incorporated into the activity, but be prepared to have the time of your life whilst sliding, swimming, climbing, scrambling and stumbling your way up or down the gorge. No gorge is the same and each requires a mixed bag of methods to move up or down it. Although an exciting and challenging experience for all, gorge walking can be done by all abilities. Fitness fanatics, outdoor-lovers, and even the less active – no experience is needed as long as you are in the right place with the right instructors who possess the right expertise.
WHAT IS A GORGE?
For those new to the world of gorge walking,a gorge is a deep cleft between cliffs. Gorges are often formed as a result of erosion from a flowing river or stream over many, many years. The gradual erosion of rock eventually results in a deep void with towering sides. These steep sides usually frame a river, and although not present in all gorges,a flowing river means more adventure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can go gorge walking at any time of the year as we supply full wet suits and a complete set of waterproof clothing as well as all the necessary safety equipment. So if you want to experience the best gorge walking that Scotland can offer then contact us directly or book online. We offer discounts for large groups and can arrange transport and accommodation if you have not already got it organised.
Gorge walking involves maneuvering through deep water & can be strenuous. You should be confident in water and feel physically fit to take part. All you need to bring extra is a 100% attitude. You will have 2 – 3 hours of extreme fun. Scrambling, swimming, jumping and squeezing your way through the gorge with your instructor.
You don’t have to be super fit but a decent amount of fitness is suggested to fully enjoy our best gorges. Some of our gorges have less swimming but more scrambling & climbing so we’ll always have a trip that is suitable for you.
BOOK YOUR GORGE WALKING TRIP
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
Our ultimate aim is to give you and your party the most fun, the most excitement and the best adventure that you have ever had. We will capture your moments on our cameras and we always start gently to teach you all the techniques that you need along the way. By the time you get to the larger climbs and drops you will be more than ready for them and if you feel that you don’t want to do a certain challenge then there are always other options.
Imagine yourself enjoying an exhilarating journey as you descend into the beautiful gorge. Surrounded by tall limestone rock and with your knowledgeable and friendly guide at hand, you’re led through the challenging gorge. Whether you’re with family, friends, or colleagues, you work together as a group to plunge into rock pools, slide down slippery rock slopes, scramble over boulders and swim through the gorge.
Come and join us for the ultimate day trip in Scotland. Feel natures’ power as you learn to maneuver and control your surroundings to explore and move through our prehistoric rock formations on the best gorge walking trips in Scotland.
WHAT DO OUR GUESTS THINK OF OUR ADVENTURES
We strive to provide the most amazing experience when you go gorge walking with us! We think our adventures are brilliant but what do our guests think?