Where are the best places to go canyoning in Scotland? This could almost be considered as a trick question because Canyoning in Scotland is the best, full stop. Canyoning or Canyoneering as it is also called (it is also referred to as Gorge Walking and Cliff Jumping) whereever the location we guarantee it will be a truly majestic experience, an experience that will leave you with many stories to share with your family and loved ones when you get home. An experience so unique that you might even find yourself catching the canyoning bug!
Each canyoning site has its own unique variables but almost all canyons share the same key characteristics. Below we have listed some of the key features that will never be the same in any two canyons.
Canyoning is about descending, generally, we start near the top and work our way to the bottom, the amount of vertical descent will vary from Canyon to Canyon. Some Canyoning experiences like the Grey Mares Tail are extremely vertical and other like the Keltneyburn are gentle in their decent.
From above some Canyons may look like a large crack in the hillside and others may be completely be hidden by trees and vegetation. Some canyons can be as narrow as five feet in some places and wider than one hundred feet in other places. The views from deep inside a narrow Canyon are like no other.
All the canyons where we do Canyoning in Scotland have water, the water levels in each Canyon can vary dramatically from a trickle to a full river, almost all Canyons have both water levels and everything in between. This is due to the constant variation in depth, width as well as recent rains etc. This is why we kit you with a wetsuit to make sure you stay warm and comfortable throughout the whole experience.
All Canyons are technical and should only be attempted with professionals like Splash Canyoning. The three levels we use is
- These canyon requires some climbing or down-climbing, jumps, and/or swims.
- These canyon requires abseils (rappels), ropework, some climbing or down-climbing, jumps, and/or swims.
- These canyon requires abseils (rappels), ropework, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and/or technical swims.
So to answer the Question “Where are the best places to go canyoning in Scotland?” the answer really is as simple as any Canyoning experience is unique and will be the best until you bag the next one, but always seek out a professional canyoning company to facilitate your adventure. You will have the time of your life 🙂
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Check out https://canyoning.co.uk/tour-category/scotland/ for a full list of the canyons we offer or click on the canyon below.