Rafting in Scotland

Everything you need to know about rafting in Scotland

From 50£/day April to October 1 day+ Beginners to experts

Keen for a wet and wild challenge? Good – you’ve come to the right place! Challenge nature and your friends to an adrenaline filled day with a fantastic white water rafting experience in Scotland. With awesome rivers, drops and rapids, Scotland is where it’s at if you want to try the most thrilling white water rafting in Britain. Rafting can be enjoyed all year round in Scotland and has ideal opportunities for both first time rafters and adrenaline junkies.


Have you got the nerve to take on Scotland’s fast-flowing waters? The county’s powerful rivers have superb drops and rapids, making it the best place in the UK to try this adventure activity! Make a splash in the great outdoors as you try this thrilling watersport with experienced experts.


1. River Findhorn and River Tummel

In the Cairngorms National Park, try the wild side of white water rafting on the mighty River Findhorn and River Tummel. The River Findhorn offers unparalleled scenery and thrilling rafting which sees you 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.

2. River Tay

Further south, head to the River Tay and raft the largest volume river in Scotland. The high water volume provides an exhilarating thrill and some fantastic fast flowing rapids. Grasp the fundamentals of paddling before you take on white water rapids at Grandtully.

River Garry (Fort William)

Close to Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, you can take to the waters of the River Garry where scheduled dam releases mean that you can enjoy grade 3 and 4 white water rafting from April to October. You might also get to try rafting on other rivers in the beautiful west Highlands, including the River Lochy, the River Orchy and the River Moriston.

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