When it begins to rain, kayakers in Scotland come out en masse to enjoy the flowing, swirling rapids of Scotland’s mountain rivers.
Paddling through some of the country's most beautiful and remote wilderness areas, you can get to grips with staggering landscapes and wildlife before enjoying a thrilling white-knuckle ride on stretches of river rapids.
There are four main rivers which are recommended by kayakers; the Tay, the Etive, the Orchy and the Findhorn.
The River Tay, which winds through Perthshire, is one of Scotland's most famous rivers and it's longest, offering good white water especially for kayakers of an introductory level. Whether you're an amateur or a more experience kayaker, the river enjoys good conditions all year round.
For a weekend active break, the River Orchy in Argyll & The Isles is very popular and enjoys some of the best conditions for all ability levels. Everything from easy water to grade five, a challenge for any avid kayaker.
Kayaking can really get your adrenaline pumping and on the River Findhorn, in the north east running into the Moray Firth, the highlight of the trip is the infamous Findhorn gorge. The best conditions can often be found in the spring as melting snow from the Monadh Liath mountains boosts the white water flows. Also, the River Etive in Scotland's stunning Highlands, is a short, adrenaline-filled trip complete with some beautiful waterfalls.