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Suddenly the weather is that little bit warmer and the days that little bit longer which can only mean one thing– people are venturing outdoors! Friends, families and couples are all raring to get out and enjoy the beginning of Spring but are often stuck for ideas of what to do. Whether looking for the ultimate Father’s Day gift, or a memorable day with friends Vertical Descents provide unique Fort Wiliam or Perthshire adventure weekends to entice you, blinking, into the sun.


Breathtaking Things to Do in Fort William and Cornwall


If you are looking for adventure this weekend, look no further than a trip to Fort William or Cornwall. Each area has been established as one of the best in the UK for adventure weekends and we have the best outdoor family activities and group team-building exercises available. With Vertical Descents, you get the best of both worlds. From the beautiful, rugged terrain in Fort William, to the beautiful warm and wild coasts of Cornwall, you will find the most breathtaking things to do wherever you choose to go. 

Things To Do In Fort William

Are you looking for the wildest outdoor adventure you can find? Do you want to challenge you and your friends with a new and exciting activity, all whilst having the most fun possible? Fort William is home to the largest peak in the United Kingdom, with miles and miles of mild, untamed land for you to discover with your friends and family. No matter what your activity level or age, there is something for everyone to do in Fort William with Vertical Descents.

If you don’t fancy keeping your feet on land, there are plenty of activities to suit your tastes. The challenge of canyoning is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can try. With cliff jumping, wild swimming and beautiful scenery all included, what's not to love with this activity? If you are feeling extra brave, try canyoning down the side of Ben Nevis, a perfect adventure for thrill-seekers.

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Not thrilling enough? We hear you loud and clear. Another of our most popular things to do in Fort William is our white water rafting activity. We have wet and wild bouncy rafting trips available on the River Garry in the summer! If you are looking for the most extreme run, try tackling the exhilirating grade 4/5 River Morriston. We also have access to the River Tay if you are in the Perthshire Area, with plenty of other options to make your getaway a real blast! Contact us with the age and ability range of your party and we can help you to find the best location to take part in one of our activities.


Activities to do in Cornwall


If you are in the south of England and are looking for something a little more local, or simply want to try to catch the sun, Cornwall has plenty to offer for outdoor adventure weekends for both friends and families. Our headquarters in the heart of Newquay are open for you to call and select the day or weekend activity that you think will give you the best thrills.

Stuck for what to choose? With so many activities, we don’t blame you! The stunning coastline which Cornwall is famous for makes the perfect place for many outdoor water activities, many of which take place in the sea. Newquay is one of – if not the! – best places to surf in the UK. Surfing in Cornwall is an activity that everybody can learn to do with lessons from our professional surf coaches. Bodyboarding is another alternative for anybody wanting something a little different from their experience in the waves. No matter which you choose, you will have the time of your life!

Coasteering in North Cornwall is another activity that many of our friends enjoy taking part in. We have been guiding people around the UK coastline since 1998, so you can be sure that we are experts in our fields of finding you the ideal activities to take part in. Our directors have ensured we are the best of the best for coasteering in the UK, with some of the most amazing coasteering routes chosen for our activities. Explore natural Jacuzzis, stunning caves, natural water flumes, cliff jumping, and more. Experience the best the British coast has to offer.


If you are searching for something even more unusual, why not give kite buggying a try? It is exactly as fun as the name suggests! Strap yourself in for a high-speed race down the beach with a kite guiding your buggy along the streamlined coast. Whether experienced or not, young or young at heart, we have lessons that cater to all ages and levels of experience. Kite boarding is also available for those who would prefer a different take on this activity. Go on, experience a once in a lifetime activity with Vertical Descents.

Book Your Activities in Fort William and Cornwall

Whether you are looking for things to do in Fort William, Cornwall, or any of our other locations, you are sure to find something to suit you and your group with Vertical Descents. Contact us today to find out more about our exciting adventures or to speak to any one of our friendly team for advice. We will be happy to help you find the best adventure!

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4 Adventure Weekend Activities You Need to Try


There is nothing quite like getting out into the world and experiencing something new. Thrill-seekers are not the only ones seeking to find a new adventure to suit their tastes. Fans of the outdoors and those looking for the most fun ways to spend a weekend with friends are also looking to find the best activities to entertain themselves and create an impressive challenge to accomplish. For some, this could mean hillwalking, but for others, there are activities that could whet the appetite of even the fussiest activity lover.


How To Plan The Ultimate Stag Weekend


It’s finally happened. Your best mate has decided to ditch the bachelor’s life to get married and it’s up to you to plan the best stag weekend ever. Where do you even start? Getting to grips with planning a stag weekend can be a challenge for any new best man, so it’s time to start with the basics and make sure your stag do is remembered as the best weekend ever. Time to get your head down and plan this gig.



Mad as a March Hare - It's time to jump into Spring!

Spring is on its way!  We can see it, smell it and feel it in our bones ...

… and it couldn’t come quicker ...

The well known condition named ‘River Withdrawal’ which commonly occurs over the winter months in Scotland has seen many of the team lose the plot a bit  - see the video on our facebook page for further evidence and explanation :)

So, to celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring we are running a crazy competition for the first two weeks of March. You can win an entire weekend of activities in Scotland by simply checking our facebook page.  Good luck!  

Everyone at Vertical Descents is getting just a little bit excited about the thought of another busy, epic and memorable season ... can’t wait to see you all.