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Canyoning - Scotland



Get away this summer and bring the family along for a fun-filled day packed of outdoor activities of canyoning in scotland. Make memories with the ones you love during a Vertical Descents activity day! Gorge walking and canyoning in the Scottish countryside is fantastic fun and the stunning landscape which will surround your trip is built for this kind of adventurous activity!

You will spend the day climbing, leaping, sliding & splashing your way through fresh Scottish water in an exciting mountain side spectacular. Adventure days have never been so fun!


Before getting started our outdoor experts will have you kitted out in a wetsuit and helmet, making sure you a comfortable during the canyoning Scotland or gorge walking experience. Our team are happy to answer any questions you may have about the day’s activity and will give you and your family a full briefing before hitting the water!

Scottish Canyoning & Gorge Walking are two of the best activities you can pick for your family trip. You and the kids will love this memorable experience as it is so exhilarating and exciting.


Looking for things to do when visiting Scotland? Canyoning in Scotland has it all: cliff jumping, wild swimming, slides down natural water flumes, abseiling, and scrambling under waterfalls. Canyoning is a crowd pleaser and is perfect for any occasion; family days out, stag 'n' hen trips, corporate team bonding, birthday celebrations and so much more!

Canyoning is great for total beginners as well as extreme adrenaline junkies, our range of canyoning options will have a mix of everything you need this summer. Canyoning is included in our Fort William activities and is always a big success with those who join us on one of our adventure days.


Gorge Walking is a walk up or down a river including jumps and slides. Canyoning is its big brother – only a descent is possible and involves jumps, slides and harnessed abseils. We are proud to offer both activities. 

A day spent canyoning in Scotland will be one of the most awesome and adrenaline packed you will ever experience. Canyoning and gorge walking are two of our most popular activities at Vertical Descents.  We have packages that are great for any ages and we would love you to join us on your next trip to the Scottish Highlands


We would love to spend the day with you and your family and friends. We are located in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and have so many outdoor activities to offer! Our team of experts will be on hand to make your day the most exciting it can be.

  • Ben Starkie, owner, and director of Vertical Descents is also the Founder and Chairman of the British Canyoning Association and UK Canyon Guides
  • Vertical Descents provides training and technical assessment for canyon guides at outdoor companies across the UK
  • We are delighted to be the longest established canyoning centre in Scotland
  • We use the best gear possible including 7mm neoprene wetsuits with extra protection

We would love to hear from you! Contact us today to find out more about our outdoor activity packages. 

Essential Info

Please use the above links to take you to specific canyon pages where you will find all the information you require.  If you prefer, just contact us and one of our friendly, expert staff will be happy to help.

You ask.. We answer...
When? See individual page for specific canyon - follow links above
Who? See individual page for specific canyon - follow links above
What do we need to bring? Something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best(!), some old trainers (don't worry if you don't have any, we have a selection at the centre), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. Sense of adventure and fun. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where and when do we meet? See individual page for specific canyon - follow links above
How much? We offer family and group prices - please follow links above for specific canyons