DISCOVER CANYONING TOUR

Dunkeld, Scotland
Beginner / Intermediate

Join us in beautiful Perthshire as we explore some of the most iconic canyons in Scotland. The Discover Canyon Tour will be based around Highland Perthshire in the heart of Big Tree Country.

Key Information

£220 per person

£1540 exclusive trip (max 8)

duration - 2 days

min 2 - max 8

min age - 18

mar - oct

free photos

Join us in beautiful Perthshire as we explore some of the most iconic canyons in Scotland. The Discover Canyon Tour will be based around Highland Perthshire in the heart of Big Tree Country.

On this two day tour you will experience some of the most beautiful canyons Scotland has to offer including the mighty Bruar Canyon and the stunning Acharn Canyon. You will be accompanied by two highly skilled canyoning instructors who are experts in canyoning and the local area.

We have spent years canyoning both recreationally and professionally all over the world but we always find ourselves returning to Scotland. Our experience and knowledge of Scotland's canyons is unmatched and we want to share our passion and this amazing experience with you.

We don't strive to be the biggest but we are passionate about being the best. We will offer you the best equipment and the most experienced and qualified guides in Scotland. Our knowledge of the local area means we can take you to the best places to grab a bite to eat, or after a day in the canyons we know some of the best Scottish pubs for a cold beer or a wee dram of whisky. 

Our mission is to share our passion, along the way you will learn more canyoning skills and refine the ones you already have to become a competent team member. Learn how to abseil yourself safely, lock off, manage equipment, inspect jumps and work as a team. 

This tour is designed for anyone who would like to explore more about canyoning. It's aimed at Beginner to Intermediate level. As with all our tours and experiences we require a basic level of fitness. 

There are some great places to stay in Perthshire (Dunkeld is the ideal place to stay as we are based there). If you’re looking for a home away from home where you can relax in your own space, then self-catering is the way to go! In Scotland the options for this accommodation type are endless, with apartments, lodges, holiday parks, cottages, hostels and even castles available to choose from. Accommodation can be booked by yourself or we can include it in your booking, contact us for more information.

 

Accommodation

Whilst on a course with us, different venues will be used. But we will be based in and around Perthshire. There are lots of options for accommodation in the Dunkeld and Pitlochry area. Here are some of our recommendations. 

 

Self-catering

Tay Bunkhouse

Sister company to The Canyoning Company, is ideal for group bookings. The Tay bunkhouse caters for group retreats, activity weekends, special occasion breaks, families, and clubs. The bunkhouse is available for exclusive use, bookings all year round. Tay Bunkhouse is a beautiful self-catering stone cottage with three bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people. The kitchen has full self-catering facilities with an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The lounge has sofas, dining table and benches, free view TV and free WIFI with ample space for you to relax after your day’s training.We have a large garden and outdoor space perfect for BBQs, dining or relaxing around the outdoor a fire with a dram. https://taybunkhouse.co.uk/

 

Logierait lodges

Our 15 well-appointed self-catering lodges, sleeping from 2 to 7 people, enjoy a stunning riverside location with balconies designed to maximise your views of the surrounding Highland Perthshire countryside. https://www.logieraitlodges.com/

 

Campsites

SCA Grantully campsite

Open all year round, Grandtully Station Campsite is family (and pet!) friendly and welcomes guests in tents, motorhomes and caravans. Situated between Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, two minutes walk from the Grandtully rapids on the River Tay, our site is a perfect base from which to explore the heart of Scotland. https://www.canoescotland.org/go-paddling/grandtully-campsite#gsc.tab=0

 

Hotels

Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld

An award-winning 4-star hotel and restaurant, we’re right at the head of the five arched bridge over the famous River Tay that leads you into the charming conservation village and the cathedral city of Dunkeld, in the heart of highland Perthshire. https://www.athollarmshotel.com/

Fisher’s Hotel

Located right in the centre of the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. The front door opens straight onto Atholl Road and the back door opens up to the train station. https://www.fishershotelpitlochry.com/

 

Other options

https://www.inver-caravan-park.co.uk/

https://royaldunkeld.co.uk/

https://www.dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk/

http://pitlochrybackpackershotel.com/

https://www.jessiemacs.co.uk/

 

Tea or Coffee

Lunch 

Snacks and water

Full Canyoning Equipment

V7 Academy Level 1 online course

CE PPE Equipment Only

Photos and Video (or upgrade to professional photos)

Soft drink or alcoholic drink after the trip

Sports Insurance Up To £10 Million

Pick Up And Drop Off (On Request)

Supervised by Qualified ICOpro Instructors

Towel

Swimwear

Medication (If Required)

Waterproof Camera

Suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor walk

Sunscreen (If Required)

Transport

Accommodation

Canyoning T-Shirt

Picnic, Lunch or Dinner

UPGRADE TO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

The canyons we visit are beautiful places. The Adventure Photographers will expertly capture our journey from start to finish ensuring you can relive every moment. You will receive the entire collection of full-resolution digital images, shot with top of the range DSLR cameras and delivered in your own private online gallery within 6 hours of your trip.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST

The price is £60 for up to 2 people. Additional people £10pp. No hidden extras. You can pay for this service on the day of your trip (cash or card).

HOW TO BOOK

Once you’ve made your trip booking with The Canyoning Company, simply contact us to request The Adventure Photographers.

BE INSPIRED

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.