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Scheduled Activities

If you live in Scotland or are just visiting our lovely part of the world, we've got lots of great ideas for you if you're looking for something adventurous to do. From canoeing on Loch Ness to to Segways in the snow, we have something to suit everyone's taste.

Our scheduled activities are typically available during school holidays and at weekends, however, if you have something in mind but there's not a scheduled session to suit, we can potentially offer these activities on a bespoke basis (minimum booking value applies) - please contact us for further details.

Inverness & Loch Ness

Early Morning Canoe Safari (from April to October or on request)

Early morning in the Aigas GorgeThis is a very early morning Canadian Canoe trip, typically meeting between 3:00AM and 4:00AM in the summer months but later in early Spring and Autumn.  It's a gentle flat water paddle through the impressive Aigas Gorge in search of otters, deer and feeding osprey as the sun rises... a truly memorable experience.  After a basic introduction to steering the canoes you will be guided in silence down the River Beauly on a short but stunning journey to experience river life at sunrise.

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Canoeing on Loch Ness (from May to October)

Take a wonderful canoe trip on Loch Ness, one of the most iconic of Scotland's great Canoeing on Loch NessLochs. One of the biggest and deepest, and of course, most mysterious of Lochs with some awe-inspiring scenery as a backdrop. 

We offer a short taster canoe trip for those pressed for time or have younger children, and a longer explorer canoe trip offering the chance to experience much more of this wonderful loch.  We meet at the picturesque town of Fort Augustus, which is really worth a visit in itself.  We have a number of departures each week.

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Archery at Fort Augustus Abbey (May to October)

Archery in Fort AugustusAre you a budding Robin Hood?  Why not come and try the ancient and noble pastime of target archery. This skilful sport requires balance, poise, accuracy, timing and vision. It also gives a great sense of satisfaction – especially when you hit the bull’s-eye!

Our archery sessions on the banks of Loch Ness are the perfect sport for everyone. Our expert instructors ensure that whether you are a novice or experienced archer, you have an really fun and enjoyable time. 

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WoW (Walk on Water) Balling Fort Augustus Abbey

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to Walk on Water? You climb inside a giant inflatable sphere and once we seal you in and move you onto the water, off you go (at least you can try!).  Even better, this is on Loch Ness! 

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Aviemore & Cairngorms National Park

Canoeing at Loch an Eilein (from July to September)

Canoeing on Loch an EileinCanoeing is awesome fun and really easy to get the hang of.  We want you to have a fantastic time so at Rothiemurchus we tailor-make our canoe trips to suit your level of experience.  If you haven’t done it before don’t worry, our friendly and experienced staff will show you how to handle your canoe, giving you the confidence to enjoy this exciting sport. The canoes are light, stable and carry two adults, or two adults plus two small children. 

Our flat water canoeing takes place on Loch an Eilein, a truly magical place right at the heart of the ancient Rothiemurchus pine forest, in the Cairngorms National Park.  The Loch is very sheltered and is the perfect place to relax, explore some wonderful highland scenery and to chat with your guide and new found friends.  Look out for wildlife, paddle round the ruined castle and hear tales of Jacobite plots and the notorious Wolf of Badenoch.

Loch an Eilein canoe sessions will consist of a safety brief, demonstration of basic paddling skills, a couple of fun games for all ages and then a gentle explore of the Loch and its amazing history.

Find out more and book on the Rothiemurchus website

Archery at Rothiemurchus Estate (all school holidays & selected other weekends)

ArcheryAre you a budding Robin Hood? At Rothiemurchus you can enjoy the ancient and noble pastime of target archery. This skilful sport requires balance, poise, accuracy, timing and vision. But even if you can't manage any of that, it's still fun! It also offers a great sense of satisfaction – especially when you hit the bull’s-eye!

Archery is suitable for both able-bodied and less-able fun-seekers. Our expert instructors ensure that whether you are a novice or experienced archer, you have great fun and and enjoyable time.

This activity is ideal for young and old, all fitness levels, and is great fun whether you are on your own or with friends or family.  Our exciting target games and friendly competitions make sure everyone has a great time.

Find out more and book on the Rothiemurchus website

Gorge Walking at Achlean Gorge (June to September)

Gorge Walking at AchleanFancy trying something completely different?  How about deliberately jumping into a Highland stream and following it up hill as it cascades down rocky slabs, over small waterfalls and through crystal clear pools? 

This is a fantastic introduction to the joys of gorge walking and is suitable for all the family (for children of 6yo or older).  If at any point you decide you’ve had enough, you can simply walk up the side of the burn and watch the excitement from the sidelines. Not many do though!   Suitable for non-swimmers.

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TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course, Aviemore (all year round)

TreezoneTreeZone is an exhilarating, nature-based outdoor activity experience.

Lasting around 1.5 hours, this exciting adventure playground is suspended from wires high up in the pine forests of Rothiemurchus with balance beams, Tarzan swings and a monster zip-wire ride. You'll face lots of different types of challenge on your journey through the forest canopy.

TreeZone consists of two courses: The 'Tree Creeper' course is up to 6 metres [20 feet] off the ground and involves 12 different fun crossings.  The 'Buzzard' course ranges from 6 to 12 metres [20 to 40 feet] off the ground and offers 23 testing challenges... Find out more and book online

Segways at Rothiemurchus (off-road) (school holidays and selected other weekends)

SegwaysSegways are two-wheeled, self-balancing people transporters. They use space-age gyroscopes combined with all-terrain tyres to ensure that you stay upright, while exploring some awesome Highland scenery and having amazing fun at Rothiemurchus.  Segways produce zero emissions, virtually no noise and it is impossible to describe the rush of riding one for the first time.

Our Segway Taster session gives you an opportunity to try out these amazing machines and discover their capabilities. For this short introductory session we will stay on nice flat grassy terrain and set up an obstacle course for you to develop your riding techniques on.

On our Segway Adventure we start off on a nice flat open field so you can get used to controlling the machines before heading out onto the Rothiemurchus heather moorland, and then learn some ascent and descent techniques on a tricky wee hill. We even take these out in the snow!!

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Winter Skills 1-day Refresher

Winter skills in the hillsThis single day course will help you brush up on those essential skills for winter walking. Covered on this course will be ice axe and crampon use, navigation, snow and avalanche awareness. Min age: 16yo.

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Winter Skills 2-day Refresher & Consolidation

Winter skills in the hillsThis 2-day course starts with some refresher training on day 1, and then on day 2 as you explore an area of the wonderful Cairngorm Mountsins, you will have more time to consolidate those skills and increase your confidence. Min age: 16yo.

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Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course, Loch Lomond Shores (all year round)

TreeZone Loch LomondLike it's older sibling, TreeZone Loch Lomond has an amazing location, set at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, with a view up Loch Lomond to match any. 

With a Treecreeper course for the younger adventurers and to start everyone else off, there's also a bigger, higher, more challenging Buzzard Course for the older adventurers.

Open all year round and just a short drive from Glasgow at one of Scotland's most awe-inspiring locations, this is a day out you really should put in the diary.

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