Head out onto the beautiful River Findhorn that winds through the Scottish Highlands, and explore the area by inflatable kayak or canoe, then get your pulse racing as you leap from cliff jumps under the guidance of expert instructors.
You’ll meet your instructors and guides in Dunphail, near Forres in the Scottish Highlands, get changed and then jump on a bus to the starting point of your journey as your instructors deliver a safety briefing.
Known as duckies & funyaks, inflatable canoes and kayaks sometimes allow you to tackle up to grade three white water rapids with little or no previous experience required. There is no chance of the boat swamping and sinking because they always float – making them great fun for all ages and levels.
Once you’re on the water, you’ll get used to your boat, practice turning and control before heading off to take on your first rapid… it’s not uncommon to see some capsizing!
After this section, there are long stretches of calm water and mild rapids where you can improve your technique and soak up the stunning highland scenery. Having practiced by negotiating Magnetic Rock and The Elephants Bum, you’ll pass by the picturesque Colmony House and head for Dragon’s Tooth, where a swift channel of water provides some exciting waves to crash through.
You’ll pass through gneiss gorge walls and another calm stretch before the final rapid at Daltullich Bridge. After battling through another corkscrew of water with rapid waves, you’ll stop and climb back onto dry land, where you’ll walk up the road to the bus.
The bus will take you back to the meeting point, where you can head into the heated changing rooms, get into your warm, dry clothes, and reflect on an exciting day out on the water.
For the entire length of the trip, you’ll be in the safe hands of experienced guides and instructors, who are experts in the water as well as extremely knowledgeable about the local area, so you can guarantee your adventure in Scotland will be stress-free and done at your pace.