White Water Rafting in Scotland

Rafting can be enjoyed all year round in Scotland and is ideal for both first time rafters and adrenaline junkies. If you’re looking for something gentler to start off with, then try rafting in the height of summer when many rivers are graded 2 and 3, with slower flowing and lower water levels.In the Cairngorms National Park, experience the wild side of white water rafting on the mighty River Findhorn and River Tummel with Ace Adventures. The River Findhorn offers the most exciting white water rafting experience in the UK. With unparalleled scenery and thrilling rafting you will drop 500 ft over 18 miles. This is one of Scotland’s last wild rivers and as a consequence rainfall and snow melt determine which sections can be run.

For thrill seekers, try rafting just after the snow melts in early spring or after heavy rainfall when many Scottish rivers offer challenging grade 4 and 5 rafting. Head to the River Tay and raft the largest volume river in Scotland with the multi award-winning Nae Limits. The high water volume provides an exhilarating thrill and some fantastic fast flowing rapids. The 8 mile route offers the chance to learn the fundamentals of paddling before you reach the white water slalom course at Grandtully, near the end of the run.

The River Braan and the River Garry offer some of the most awesome white water rafting that you will get here in Scotland. Both very different rivers and rarely commercially rafted by anyone else. These rivers will offer both great white water rapids, but can also be quite technical and are set in stunning scener. Rafting on the River Braan and the River Garry happens when they are in speight between November and March. When they kick off it is amazing and the guides are always keen to get onto them, so there is almost always going to be a trip out.

Please consult your doctor before going to river rafting trip to Scotland and if you pregnant, heart patient or have any kind of other illness then avoid this adventurous activity. Be guide with you during your trip provided by your tour operator and do not try on high tide if this is your first experience of rafting. Enjoy your rafting with safety to make it memorable in a beautiful way.

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