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  • A boy takes a leap of faith into the water while canyoning in North Glen Sannox on the Isle of Arran
    Canyoning at North Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran
  • A group of canyoners scramble over the rocks at the River Garry Gorge, Perthshire
    Canyoning at the River Garry Gorge, Perthshire
  • A group of canyoners are led through the water at Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran
    Canyoning at Glen Sannox on the Isle of Arran
  • Two young canyoners wade through the water at North Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran
    Canyoning at North Glen Sannox on the Isle of Arran

If you enjoy an adrenaline rush and are unfazed by the prospect of sliding down waterfalls, cliff jumping into deep pools and more, canyoning is the ideal adventure sport for you.

There are lots of activity centres and adventure companies across Scotland that offer the experience which includes scrambling up and down rocks and abseiling or jumping down drops and waterfalls.

While it is not for the faint-hearted it’s the perfect activity to enjoy with a group of friends and many companies offer special canyoning and gorge-walking days, throughout the year. You get fully kitted out before you begin with helmets, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and a full safety briefing.

Head for the Highlands and the Great Glen where the canyoning activities from Active Highs range from slides and jumps to abseiling over a 30 ft waterfall. The more experienced can challenge themselves to the Ben Nevis Canyon, which drains from the north face of Scotland’s largest mountain.

On the Isle of Skye, off the west coast, Skye Adventures offers one of four tailored experiences which range in difficulty while you can also choose gorge walking and scrambling with the Arran Adventure Company. But whichever one you choose, you are guaranteed an exhilarating adventure.

There are also lots of great opportunities to experience gorge walking and canyoning across Scotland including with Vertical Descents. The company offers excellent adventure days in locations throughout the country, from the Grey Mare’s Tail in Dumfries & Galloway to Fort William and more.

Browse the listings below to find more canyoning in Scotland.

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  1. Skye Adventure

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Portree

    The Isle of Skye contains some of the most beautiful land, water and seascapes in the world. We love exploring all these environments and guiding people through them as well. Get in touch for your adventure.

  2. Stramash - Outdoor Adventure Activities

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Oban

    Stramash deliver a wide range of outdoor activities in Oban and Argyll.

  3. Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

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    Blairgowrie and East Perthshire

    Welcome to Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre

  4. Nae Limits

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    • 4 Activity Provider
    4 Activity Provider

    Ballinluig

    Open All year Round! Nae Limits provide the widest and the wildest choice of adventure and extreme sports within some of Scotland's most unique venues.

  5. Venture Mhor

    Type

    Munro Walks

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    Applecross

    Welcome to Venture Mhor

  6. Hebridean Pursuits

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

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    Mull

    Welcome to Hebridean Pursuits

  7. Whitewave Activities

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Trotternish

    Enjoy guided day walks, historic walks and environmental interpretation.

  8. Boots N Paddles

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Boots N Paddles is a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering fun days out and amazing outdoor experiences across Scotland.

  9. West Coast Adventures

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Welcome to West Coast Adventures

  10. Ace Adventure

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

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    Forres

    The specialist White Water Rafting and Outdoor Adventure Activity provider in Scotland. Wherever you are in Scotland there is an Ace Adventure activity location close by.

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