The best places to go canyoning in Scotland

The best places to go canyoning in Scotland
The best places to go canyoning in Scotland

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.

 

Descent

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. 

 

Width

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.

 

Water

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. 

 

Technical

All Canyons are technical and should only be attempted with professionals like Splash Canyoning. The three levels we use is

Beginner

  • These canyon requires some climbing or down-climbing, jumps, and/or swims.

Intermediate

  • These canyon requires abseils (rappels), ropework, some climbing or down-climbing, jumps, and/or swims.

Advanced

  • 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 🙂

Acharn,  Alva, The Birks of Aberfeldy , Bruar,  Calvine, Dollar,  Dundonnell, Grey Mares Tail Waterfall (Kinlochleven), KeltneyburnNathrach,  West Inchree

For more info on our canyons or to book your adventure, call 01887 829706 or email info@canyoning.co.uk

Check out https://canyoning.co.uk/tour-category/scotland/ for a full list of the canyons we offer or click on the canyon below.

The best that we offer.

Canyoning in Scotland

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West Inchree Canyon

A great all round canyon, not that all the features in the Inchree Canyon are optional which makes it the
per person
Intermediate
max 4 hrs
18+
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Nathrach Canyon

The Nathrach Canyon has described by many as "the next level in canyoning". We recommend the Nathrach Canyon to those
per person
Intermediate
max 6 hrs
18+
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Keltneyburn Canyon

The Keltneyburn canyon offers a great introduction to canyoning, involving exciting cliff jumps, water slides and river swimming! This popular
per person
Beginner
max 3 hrs
12+
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Grey Mares Tail Waterfall (Kinlochleven)

Are you looking for a real Alpine level canyon?  Grey Mares Tail Waterfall (Kinlochleven) - is a large waterfall with
per person
Advanced
max 5 hrs
18+
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Dundonnel Canyon

Dundonnel Canyon, Scotland this is a canyon for the experienced Scottish Canyoneer. This is the pinnacle of Scottish canyoning and
per person
Advanced
max 5 hrs
18+
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Dollar Canyon

Dollar canyon, Scotland is full of adventure. Dollar Canyon has multiple waterfalls and FLUMES, slides and jumps(up to 5 meters)
per person
Beginner
max 3 hrs
18+
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Calvine Canyon

Calvine Canyon has a good variety of natural features that are sure to bring excitement, joy and adrenaline to everyone who
per person
Beginner
max 2.5 hrs
18+
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Bruar Canyon

The Bruar Canyon, Scotland is a really spectacular place to go canyoning. The Bruar canyon was one of the first canyons in
per person
Intermediate
max 4 hrs
18+
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Birks of Aberfeldy

The Birks of Aberfeldy Canyon is aimed at those who have already tried canyoning before (for example the Keltneyburn trip) and are
per person
Intermediate
max 3 hrs
18+
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Alva Canyon

Alva canyon - Scotland - is for the bold and the adventurous. Alva Canyon has a fantastic mix of technical canyoneering
per person
Advanced
max 4 hrs
18+
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Acharn Canyon

Acharn Canyon, Scotland is aimed at those who have already tried canyoning before (for example the Keltneyburn trip) and are looking for
per person
Intermediate
max 3 hrs
18+

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