Find An Adventure With In Your Element

Activities

Find the perfect activity experience for your day out

Treezone

30 challenges & ziplines set in stunning locations

Locations

Activity options at stunning locations across Scotland

Stag & Hen

Brilliant activity experiences for Stags, Hens & All-Adult Groups

Schools

Outdoor learning experiences for school & youth groups

Hire

Canoes, sea kayaks, bikes, paddleboards & powerboats

Adventure

Multi-day adventure experiences in stunning locations

Exclusive Events

Bespoke experiences for private groups & exclusive events

Vouchers

A special gift for a special someone!

In Your Element Reviews

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Outdoor Activities with In Your Element

In Your Element has been offering amazing outdoor activity experiences across Scotland since 2004.

We offer a huge range of outdoor activities near Inverness & Loch Ness, Aviemore & the Cairngorms, Loch Lomond the Trossachs and Argyll, Fort William and Loch Tay, as well as many other places in Scotland.  Many of our activity locations are within easy reach of public transport links.

Activities for Everyone

We have a huge range of activity experiences, suitable for small or large groups of families, stag & hen groups, corporate groups, fundraising challengers, international visitors and event organisers.

Boat & Bike Hire Services

In addition to our instructor-led activities we offer a comprehensive canoe and sea kayak hire service for locations across Scotland. You can also find our mountain bike hire hub at Aviemore, with direct access to some wonderful off-road trails, with something suitable for all abilities, close at hand.

If in doubt give us a shout!

If you need help deciding what to do, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly office team is here to help.

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Responsible toileting in the Cairngorms

by | Apr 15, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ed Byrne, comedian & lover of the Cairngorms National Park - home to more than a quarter of the UK's rare & endangered wildlife - talks about what to know,...

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How to Wild Camp Responsibly

by | Apr 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Whether you are new to wild camping or a seasoned-pro, we all need to think about the same things when planning (and undertaking) a camping trip in a wild location.  In...

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Practical Guide When Around Lochs & Rivers

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Many of us love being in and around water. In Scotland, we have a lot of it! We swim in it, boat on it, fish in it, play games in it and may be where we work.  Our dogs...

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New E-Bikes For Hire At Aviemore

by | Mar 25, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Breaking News: We Have E-Bikes for Hire!! Yes, we do! We have a small fleet of nice shiny new e-bikes now available to hire from our Aviemore Bike Hire Hub, based at...

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Ex-Hire Bikes for Sale – Aviemore

by | Mar 21, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We have a range of well-maintained ex-hire mountain bikes for sale, making way for some new bikes coming in for the season ahead. They are all hardtail bikes (Trek and...

A group of four people in kayaks floating on a loch in the Cairngorms National Park, looking towards a beach with other people, water craft and a boathouse, with forest and hillside beyond

Protecting water & its wildlife in the Cairngorms

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ed Byrne, comedian & lover of the Cairngorms National Park - home to more than a quarter of the UK's rare & endangered wildlife - talks about how being...

A multi-generational family group of adults and children, one being pushed in a buggy, walking on a woodland trail in the Cairngorms National Park

Trails and Tales in the Cairngorms National Park

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

There are miles of paths and trails in the Cairngorms National Park to suit every ability, helping to enhance your family's experience, and give nature the space it...

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Great Glen Canoe & Kayak Trail 360

by | Mar 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Great Glen 360 Degrees Maybe you’ve heard of the Great Glen Canoe Trail, maybe you’ve paddled it, or maybe you’ve driven through the Great Glen from Inverness to Fort...

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Where To Kayak In Scotland

by | Mar 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

So, where should you go? Ultimately, the decision about where to go will be yours depending on your level of competence, experience, and objectives, however, here are a...

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Human waste: what to do when there’s no loo

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Many of us will have been in the situation when out on a walk with the dog, with the family, hill-walking, mountain biking or out on a multi-day adventure, and you need...

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Where to Paddle Your Canoe

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

So where can you paddle your canoe? Although the list of canoeing possibilities is almost endless, the following are some of our favourites. You could also have a look...

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Guided Canoe Experiences on Loch Ness

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Great Glen Ways The Great Glen Canoe Trail and Great Glen Way are two long-distance trails that many people tackle every year, with facilities available for...

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Access Advice in the Cairngorms National Park

by | Feb 28, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You can help keep the Cairngorms National Park a special place by enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Please follow all on site signage, advice from rangers and estate...

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Paths & trails in the Cairngorms National Park

by | Feb 15, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ed Byrne, comedian & lover of the Cairngorms National Park - home to more than a quarter of the UK's rare & endangered wildlife - talks about how choosing to...

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Be A Responsible Dog Owner

by | Feb 5, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The outdoors is, of course, essential for dogs and their owners. In Scotland, you can walk your dog on most land as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code...

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Responsible enjoyment of the Cairngorms National Park; an introduction

by | Jan 8, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ed Byrne, comedian & lover of the Cairngorms National Park - home to more than a quarter of the UK's rare & endangered wildlife - talks about the special...

Two adults wearing waterproofs and backpacks walking on a trail that runs alongside a river in the Cairngorms National Park, with a footbridge ahead and hills all around

Don’t Break The Bank

by | Jan 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Some of the best experiences in life are free, but we shouldn't take that for granted and we all need to help protect those things that we treasure. Whilst walking in...

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River Ness Litter Pick 24 January 2024

by | Jan 4, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

10.00-12.00, Wednesday, 24th January 2024  Ness Islands, Inverness Marine Litter is one of the biggest challenges facing the environment, and with 80% of this litter...

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New Year, New Cycling Adventures

by | Jan 3, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Although some will have been out on their bikes all winter, a lot of us are now just starting to plan rides and adventures for the year ahead.     If you're in need of...

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Activity Instructor Vacancies 2024 Season

by | Dec 21, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element is looking for multi-activity instructors for the 2024 season ahead.  We have outdoor instructor vacancies available across Scotland and contracts of...

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New Private Minibus Hire Service

by | Dec 18, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element Private Minibus/ Taxi Hire We now offer a private hire service from our base near Inverness, covering not only our local area west of Inverness, but we...

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In Your Element Newsletter – Winter 2023

by | Dec 7, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter is now available to read online. What's new I hear you say?   - New: Winter Walks Around Inverness and the Cairngorms - Activities Available to...

Christmas Gift Experience Vouchers

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Christmas Gift Experience Vouchers   It's that time of year again, when we start to think about pressies for friends and family, or Secret Santa gifts for work...

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Hind Deer Stalking Season Starts 21 October

by | Oct 22, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Hind Stalking Starts Today   Today marks the start of the Hind Stalking season across Scotland which runs until 15th February.  You should be aware of this when making...

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October Holiday Activities Across Scotland

by | Oct 12, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The October holidays are upon us again and for families taking a break, they will, no doubt, be looking for things to do.  In Your Element have plenty to offer across...

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Staff Visit Truim Gorge Near Aviemore

by | Sep 25, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Lauren from In Your Element - Aviemore took Mike and Calum out to explore the Falls of Truim Gorge venue, near Aviemore yesterday - will hopefully be using it more...

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Release The Highlander Within

by | Sep 7, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Mini Highland Games With In Your Element - what's that all about then? Our Highland Games events are for groups of friends, family, stags and hens, wedding guests, and...

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Blue-Green Algae at Loch Tay

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, Blue-Green Algae has been spotted at Loch Tay Highland Lodges so we need to cancel existing Paddle Board bookings and close off future sessions until 5th...

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Trees For Life Update

by | Aug 31, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Tree-mendous News.   Thanks to loads of generous customer donations throughout August, we've broken our 200 trees in 2 years target, well ahead of schedule. That's us...

New Activities for Fort William This Summer

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element, in partnership with Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping are excited to announce that some new activities are coming to Glen Nevis.  Starting this month,...

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Stag Stalking Season Starts 1st July

by | Jul 1, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Stag Stalking Has Started   TThe 1st of July markeed the start of the Stag Stalking season across Scotland which runs until 20th October. Most stalking is done from...

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In Your Element Summer 2023 Newsletter

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The IYE Summer Newsletter is now available to read online. Lots to tell you about including IYE Guided Holidays Bucking the Trend; Axe-throwing; 15% off to Stay And...

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Mountain biking can be for everyone

by | Jun 13, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Mountain biking can be for everyone. It's great to see mountain biking gradually becoming more and more accessible to those that may, in the past, just not had the...

Lead/ Senior Instructor Position Available Loch Tay

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Experienced Multi-Activity Instructor - Loch Tay, Perthshire Pay range (based on previous experience and qualifications) Lead Instructor: £24,500 - £25,500 pro rata,...

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See Loch Ness From Your Armchair

by | Apr 30, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Can you see Loch Ness from your house? You can now!   Through the wonders of modern technology, you can sit back with a cuppa and see what's going on around Loch Ness...

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Cairngorms Nature Festival 2023

by | Apr 27, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Cairngorms Nature Festival is a celebration of the fantastic natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park, and it takes place every year in May. This year it...

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25th April – Anzac (Biscuit) Day

by | Apr 25, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's the 25th April, also known as Anzac Day. Anzac Day was originally established to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served...

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12 Ways To Connect With Nature

by | Apr 20, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Connecting with nature is vital for our mental and spiritual well-being. Connecting with nature might not always be through the obvious paths, like walking through a...

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Watch Out for Invasive Species

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Watch out for invasive species on your next adventure.   Spring has sprung across Scotland and it's so great to see many of our favourites return for another year,...

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In Your Element at Visit Scotland Connect Event

by | Apr 17, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Mike and Calum will be heading through to Aberdeen for a couple of days this week, to participate in this international tourism event.   VisitScotland Connect 2023 will...

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What to do if you need a poo in the outdoors!

by | Apr 15, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're not talking about that moment after your second cup of strong coffee in the morning while reading the paper at home!  No, if you're out exploring Scotland's...

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Reporting Wildlife Crimes

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Reporting crimes that you might come across when out walking, biking or boating.   It is, unfortunately, not uncommon now to come across different types of crime when...

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Lovely Loch Lubnaig

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Why Visit Loch Lubnaig? Well, Loch Lubnaig is a small but perfectly formed Scottish Loch, surrounded by tree-lined mountain slopes and can be found in the central...

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Loch Lomond Water Safety Training

by | Apr 9, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Water is everywhere in Scotland, and it is understandable why it draws so many of us to it, to play, swim, work, or experience it as visitors to the country. Despite...

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Aviemore Bike Festival 2023

by | Apr 8, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Cairngorms National Park has some of the best biking in the world; gravel loops taking in spectacular scenery, climbs that make your legs burn, followed by swooping...

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Tree Time

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Slowing down in nature can help take off the pressure. Find out about the science and research behind it all and why nature is so good for our mental health.   Join...

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Guide to Swimming in Deep Water

by | Apr 4, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

As the weather improves and the temptation to dip your toes in the water grows (ok it's still pretty chilly and not for everyone), take a minute to consider the...

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Well-Being In Wild Places

by | Mar 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It is a fact that our interaction with wild places has a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing.  Whether you've had a really busy week at work, or have...

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Nessie Hunter’s Need To Know

by | Mar 21, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're unfortunate not to have spied on Nessie ourselves but many have. With our guided Loch Ness Canoe Tours starting soon, you should really make sure you know what to...

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International Day of Forests

by | Mar 21, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Happy International Day of Forests.   As a nation, Scotland loves its forests, and we have plenty of them. We walk in them, camp in them, bike through them, forage in...

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Sustainable Outdoor Equipment Brands

by | Mar 16, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

As outdoorsy folk, we often spend a lot of our hard-earned cash on outdoor kit. The outdoor kit industry has grown from being just for serious adventurers to a huge...

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Additional Activity Instructor Jobs Available

by | Mar 16, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Due to stronger than expected bookings for the season ahead, we need another 2 multi-activity instructors. One to be based at each of the following locations: Loch Tay...

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Exploring Loch Long, Argyll

by | Mar 14, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

As you may already know, our canoe guides are out canoeing on Loch Long regularly from Easter to October, with visitors to the area.  They love paddling on this awesome...

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Things To Do Around Inverness and Loch Ness

by | Mar 11, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Have you got Inverness and Loch Ness in your sights this year? Planning a trip to find Nessie?   The Inverness and Loch Ness area has so much to offer in addition to...

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Dumb Dumpers

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Litter and fly-tipping is something we are all (unfortunately) getting used to seeing in Scotland, and the situation seems to be getting worse despite efforts to...

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Who are you calling a numpty-bawbag?

by | Mar 7, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

So, you've booked your holiday for 2023 and decided to visit Scotland. You've worked out where you're going and what you're going to do. You've got your midge net...

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River Spey Canoe Expeditions 2023

by | Mar 7, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Looking for an adventure this year in the awesome Spey Valley?   Join a small, guided group of adventurers on this 4-day canoe journey down the River Spey to the coast,...

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Where To Camp in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs

by | Mar 4, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Like many others, you may be starting to plan a visit to Scotland for a camping trip as the weather warms up (i.e. above 0 Degrees if you live in Scotland!!).   There...

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How Big Is Loch Ness???

by | Mar 2, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You may know this already, but there's a lot of water in Scotland.  Perhaps the most iconic of all Scotland's bodies of water, Loch Ness, is the second-largest Scottish...

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How To Take Care When Watching Wildlife

by | Feb 28, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Spring has sprung again and with it, returns lots of wild birds and animals that have been in hiding from the cold or sunning themselves in warmer climes for a few...

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The World’s First UNESCO Trail – Scotland

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Did you know that Scotland has the world's first UNESCO trail?   The list of World Heritage sites, geoparks, cities, and biospheres illustrate the diversity and beauty...

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Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts Campaign

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

For locals and visitors to the Cairngorms, who not only enjoy being out and about exploring the National Park but also the wonderful fresh air, the views, and wildlife...

Mike Dunthorne, Brenda Dunthorne, Valerie Rogerson and Calum Rogerson at the Scottish Thistle Awards Finals, 2023

Scottish Thistle Awards 2023 – Update

by | Feb 14, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Scottish Thistle Awards 2023 - I'm afraid we didn't win it this year. However, congratulations must go to this year's deserved winners, Wild Discovery as 'Best Outdoor...

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Nurture Your Need For Adventure

by | Feb 9, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We all know that being outdoors, and enjoying yourselves responsibly is good for the soul, your health, and well-being.  But don't just take our word for it.   Wild...

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Must Have Coffee Gadgets For The Outdoors

by | Feb 5, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Lots of us like coffee and it's hard to beat a good cup of coffee if you're out and about on mini-adventures when you have an awesome view to accompany the smell &...

Scottish Tourism Thistle Awards 2022/2023

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Just in case you have forgotten, In Your Element is a Scottish Thistle Awards Finalist in the category of 'Best Outdoor or Adventure Experience' (Highland Region).  ...

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Do The Ride Thing

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

New bike for Christmas perhaps? Or, "I must get out more on my bike in 2023."   Either way, there's no harm in us all reminding ourselves how to 'Do the Ride thing'...

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The Complexities of Deer Management in Scotland

by | Jan 29, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're familiar with Scotland's countryside you are likely to have seen some, if not lots of deer on your travels. Even if you've just been passing through, you may...

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Loch Ness & Inverness Activities for 2023

by | Jan 27, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We know there are a few of you out there that have been champing at the bit to book canoe trips or gorge walks for the summer hols, and now you can!  So, back by...

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Where To Go Mountain Biking In Scotland

by | Jan 26, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're looking for some inspiration now that the new year has arrived, Developing Mountain Biking insScotland has plenty of rides for you to explore at locations...

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New – Sunset Canoe Tour On Loch Lomond

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

New for 2023!  Our new Sunset Canoe Tour on Loch Lomond is now available to book for tours on Loch Lomond, exploring the islands as the sunsets, with a hot drink and...

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Mountain Biking Therapy

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This is such a great innovation - using Mountain Biking as a form of therapy for mental health and well-being.  The benefits of outdoor exercise are indisputable, but...

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New Bottle Return Deposit Scheme for Scotland

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Deposit Return Scheme Scotland - This is a great idea and hopefully, this new scheme will lead to a much lower number of plastic bottles, littering our country....

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Mountain Biking for All – Presenting Makusa Nyasha

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Photo: Credit Scotty Laughland    Meet Nyasha Makusa #MTB4All   A great article on the DMBinS website presenting Makusa, a young mountain biker of colour, that is...

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Scotland Loves Local

by | Jan 16, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think, choose and spend local first.  TreeZone Loch...

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Wild Park – #LetsDoNetZero

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is an amazing place to experience but like many other places across the globe, there are numerous environmental threats that we...

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February Activities at Loch Tay

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element will be running a number of activity session over the upcoming February half-term school break at Loch Tay Highland Lodges.  From Saturday 11th to...

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Highland Games for 300

by | Dec 15, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element helped run a huge Highland Games event in the Aviemore area back in October, for an international group visiting the area. We had a big team involved in...

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A poo with a view!

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

At In Your Element, we are always on the look out for new ways in which we can improve what we do when it comes to looking after the environment.  Afterall, we rely on...

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Latest IYE Newsletter – December 2022

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's here!!! The In Your Element Newsletter, December 2022 is now available to read online. With news about a tourism award, our new Green Team, Trees for Life,...

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TreeZone Team Planting Trees

by | Dec 6, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The TreeZone Loch Lomond Team was out planting trees recently.  It was part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Scheme to help keep the regeneration of the...

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20% Off Gift Vouchers

by | Nov 29, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's not long until Christmas now and because we know how tough things are for many people this year, we are discounting the purchase of any activity gift voucher by...

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In Your Element and TreeZone Winter Opening Hours

by | Nov 7, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Now that the main activity season has drawn to a close, In Your Element will only be open on a limited basis for the winter.  Please note the following and keep in...

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In Your Element Win Tourism Award

by | Nov 7, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We are very, very happy to announce that In Your Element won the Highlands and Islands Tourism Award for Best Outdoor or Adventure Experience 2022 at the #HITA award...

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Ex-hire Mountain Bike Sale

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We’ve got a full range of adult bike sizes between £300 and £600 depending on model and condition (2019/21 Bobcat Trail 4s, 2020 Bobcat Trail 5s and 2021 Wildcat 5s,...

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New In Your Element Website

by | Sep 27, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Just to let you know that we've just re-launched our website today having made some significant improvements behind the scenes. It might not look very different on the...

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Ex-hire Mountain bikes for sale

by | Sep 15, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We currently have some Small (15" frame for heights 155-168 cm) and Extra Small (13" frame for heights 142-158 cm) hardtail mountain bikes for sale from our Aviemore...

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IYE Shortlisted for Tourism Award

by | Sep 15, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Woohoo!!! In Your Element has been shortlisted for an award in this year's Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards!   We're competing for the 'Best Outdoor or Adventure...

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Fort William Activities Available To Book Online

by | May 18, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

    Fort William activities are now available to book online.   We've now got a number of regular, scheduled activities available to book online from early July,...

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Staff Training For New Aviemore Activities

by | May 10, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's that time of year when new staff come on board to join the IYE team and get to know their way around.  Recently, the Aviemore team have been doing some training...

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New Job Vacancy: Trainee Instructor Aviemore

by | Apr 6, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We have a new Trainee Instructor position to fill at our Aviemore base for the 2022 season ahead.  A great opportunity for anyone trying to get into the industry.  More...

Outdoor Instructor Vacancies

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We are still hoping to fill a final few vacancies for the 2022 season ahead. TreeZone Instructor Aviemore Bike Mechanic Aviemore Activity Instructors Loch Tay You can...

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In Your Element Opens Fort William Branch

by | Feb 24, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element is very excited to announce the opening of a new activity base in Fort William, the UK's Outdoor Capital.  We have, for a long time, been very active in...

More Instructor Vacancies Available

by | Feb 21, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Multi-Activity Instructor positions across Scotland for the 2022 season. Bookings are looking very strong for the summer so we are now recruiting additional...

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River Spey Canoe Expedition Dates Now Available

by | Feb 2, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In response to a huge increase in demand for adventure holidays in Scotland in recent years, we are very pleased to announce that we now have a number of River Spey...

Guided canoe trip Loch Lubnaig, Scotland

Forest Holidays Activities 2022

by | Jan 31, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're just launched our 2022 activity programme at Forest Holidays Strathyre and Forest Holidays Argyll.  All scheduled programmes are available to book online now for...

Ropes Course Instructor Vacancies

by | Jan 24, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ropes Course Instructor Vacancy, Loch LomondLooking for a fun outdoor job this season? Like the sound of helping customers around a 5-star aerial adventure course on...

Planning A Scottish Snowcation This Winter?

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Did you know Scotland's five ski resorts offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK? Surrounded by beautiful Highland and Aberdeenshire scenery, the...

Bike Mechanic Job Vacancy – Aviemore

by | Jan 11, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element are looking for a bike mechanic to fill a vacancy at our Aviemore Bike Hire Hub, Rothiemurchus. If you're interested please get in touch.  Closing Date...

Ex-hire Mountain Bikes for Sale

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We currently have a number of Marin Pine Mountain 1 (£350) and Marin Bobcat Trail (£200) for sale. If you are interested in buying one please email: aviemore@iye.scot...

TreeZone Loch Lomond Opening Times

by | Dec 7, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Just a reminder that Treezone Loch Lomond is temporarily closed at the moment, re-opening on 28th December 2021 for the festive period. You can however, still check...

In Your Element’s Dirty Website

by | Dec 6, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Your Element recently undertook a quick review of how sustainable its website was using a tool called the Website Carbon...

In Your Element Newsletter – November 2021

by | Dec 2, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The latest In Your Element newsletter is now available to read online.  After our busiest year ever, we've got news about ..... 50% off activities as part of the...

Badenoch – what and where is it?

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aviemore & Badenoch covers the area sometimes known as Badenoch and Strathspey.  Badenoch (from the Scottish Gaelic Bàideanach...

Police Scotland Wildlife Crime Campaign

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Police Scotland is running a year-long awareness-raising campaign (Operation Wingspan) to tackle wildlife crime across the country and is seeking the help of the...

Activities for the October Holidays

by | Oct 5, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Activities For The October School Holidays Although things are quietening down a bit, we've still got plenty to offer at our various locations across the country....

In Your Element Newsletter October 2021

by | Oct 4, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The latest In Your Element newsletter is now available to read online. In this issue: - October Holiday Activities Available to Book...

Canoe and Kayak Hire Restrictions

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Due to major challenges in sourcing new canoe and kayak equipment across the industry at the moment (due to supplier issues and huge demand), In Your Element will be...

Canoe and Gorge Walk this October near Inverness

by | Sep 25, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The season isn't over yet!  Over the fast-approaching school holiday period we have Gorge Walking near Inverness and Canoeing on Loch...

In Your Element Earn Trip Advisor Award

by | Aug 25, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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Get ‘In Your Element’ with our watersports

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at In Your Element, we’ve been providing amazing outdoor experiences since 2004, so we know a thing or two about exploring...

Trees for Life Donations Mounting Up

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="10143,10145,10146,10147"][vc_column_text]Since the turn of the year when we started our Trees for Life...

In Your Element working with Josie Gibson

by | Jun 24, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last few days Mike, Tim and Calum have been busy out of the office working with ITV to support filming of Josie Gibson's...

Leave No Trace when you go out to play

by | Mar 31, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

As COVID restrictions start to lift across the UK, and everyone starts heading for our wonderful outdoor spaces, it's so important that we all do our bit to help stop...

IYE New Charity Partnerships

by | Feb 16, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're very excited to announce that In Your Element has joined forces with both Trees for Life and the Leave No Trace organisation. As a company working across Scotland...

Recruiting TreeZone Instructors for Loch Lomond

by | Feb 3, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Instructors 2021 Season We are now looking to hire High-Ropes Instructors for the 2021 season at our Loch Lomond aerial adventure course. Please send us your...

TreeZone Aviemore open Christmas Holiday

by | Dec 10, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Great news!  TreeZone Aviemore will be opening for a few days over the Christmas and New Year period. We will be open on the following dates: 23 December 27 - 30...

Instructor Vacancies for 2021 Across Scotland

by | Dec 10, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element are now recruiting instructors for the 2021 season, with positions available at all our locations - Inverness/ Loch Ness, Aviemore, Loch Tay and Loch...

Gift Experience Vouchers for Christmas With Extended Expiry Dates

by | Nov 2, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Although we can't offer activity dates at the moment we can offer you activity experience vouchers with an expiry date of 31st...

Loch Tay Activities Stopping for the Winter

by | Oct 27, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our activity hub at Loch Tay Highland Lodges near Killin, will be closing up for the winter at the end of October.  After a crazy summer season, post-lockdown, we have...

TreeZone Loch Lomond Closing for the Winter

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]TreeZone Loch Lomond, based at Balloch will be closing its doors for the winter, at the end of the day on Sunday 22nd November. ...

TreeZone Re-Opening Preparation Going Well

by | Jun 23, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's been a long time since we have been able to post some good news, but we are really happy with the way our prep is going for re-opening as restrictions ease. Staff...

In Your Element Newsletter – Coronavirus Update

by | Mar 30, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please take a few minutes to read our Coronavirus Update, letting all our customers know what they can and importantly, cannot expect...

Activities available this weekend across Scotland

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element will have activities available at the following locations this weekend, the 21st and 22nd March.  In order to help protect everyone (staff and customers...

Activities still available at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element continue to offer an exciting range of outdoor adventure activities at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. We care very deeply about the health and safety of our...

2020, Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters

by | Mar 10, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Given the rainy start to 2020, a lot of us may well have had enough water already this year.  However, Scotland's abundance of water...

TreeZone now recruiting instructors

by | Jan 8, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Aviemore and Loch Lomond are now searching for instructors for the 2020 season.  If you are interested in applying you can find out more on our recruitment...

Office Opening Over The Festive Period

by | Dec 19, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Please note that over the next couple of weeks our office cover will be much more limited due to the holidays.  If you need to to contact us urgently, we should still...

Job opportunities for students

by | Dec 12, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Job opportunities for UHI students. Along with other employers, In Your Element has recently teamed up with the University of...

15% Off Activity Gift Vouchers

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

15% Off Activity Gift Vouchers From now until 24th December 2019 we are offering a 15% discount on In Your Element activity gift vouchers. Vouchers are valid to use...

Why, why, why, white-water?

by | Nov 26, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] White-water activity market expanding In recent years the UK has seen a huge increase in demand for activities that involve...

Ex-hire bike & boat sale – Open Day 23 November

by | Nov 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ex-hire boat & bike sale open-day - Saturday 23rd November in Aviemore 9:00AM to 4:00PM.   We will have all of our unsold...

Activity experience gift vouchers

by | Nov 13, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's that time of year again when many of us start turning our attention to Christmas time and that dreaded task of sorting out...

Ex-hire equipment for sale

by | Nov 13, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In addition to the ex-hire mountain bikes already on sale, we now have some Canadian Canoes, Venture Easky touring kayaks and P&H Scorpio sea kayaks for sale.  You...

Loch Tay – Heart of Scotland

by | Oct 29, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Loch Tay is a big-old freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland, and straddles both Perthshire and Stirlingshire counties....

Engineering works, Great Glen Canoe Trail

by | Oct 24, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Engineering Works & Closures A number of sections of the Canoe Trail will be closed this autumn and winter due to engineering works: Closed between Aberchalder...

Winter expeditions – where do I start?

by | Oct 23, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

So you read our last blog post on what to wear if it's looking a bit chilly outside (see Brrrrr! What shall I wear today), and now you're thinking 'What else do I need...

Brrrrrrr! What shall I wear today?

by | Oct 10, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Autumn is well and truly with us and if you're anything like us, you won't want a little bit of inclement weather to stop you getting...

TreeZone in the dark for Halloween!

by | Oct 10, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We're very excited to announce that TreeZone Loch Lomond will be opening late at Halloween (29th and 30th October 2019).  You may...

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

by | Oct 1, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With such a varied landscape of lochs, glens, hills, mountains and coast, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is the...

Things to do in the October holidays

by | Oct 1, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The October school holidays start for some schools in Scotland, on Friday 11th October, to the excitement of many kids.  Parents will...

Ocean Paddler e-zine now available online

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The latest edition of the Ocean Paddler magazine from Paddle Press Media, is now available for all you salty-paddlers out there. In this issue: 360˚• News • My Superior...

Photo competition at TreeZone Loch Lomond

by | Aug 22, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]TreeZone Loch Lomond have just launched a photo competition to find out what talented photographers there are in the area.  TreeZone...

Outdoor learning for kids

by | Aug 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's August and the schools in Scotland are starting to go back for the next academic year.  Kids are excited to see their friends...

New ‘In Your Element’ Activities Video

by | Jul 18, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are happy to share our new video with you - you can find it on our Youtube channel and our Facebook page. If you can't decide what...

My Great Glen Canoe Expedition Experience

by | Jul 10, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

My experience with 'In Your Element' My name is Elitsa Metodieva and I am a Marketing Management student at Edinburgh Napier University. I am from Bulgaria and I have...

Aviemore bike hire goes online

by | Jun 27, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's all go for us at the moment! We're very excited to announce that mountain bikes, trailers and tag-a-longs can now be booked...

Latest In Your Element Newsletter

by | Jun 27, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our latest newsletter is now available to read online, with activity ideas for the summer, news about online bike hire, Great Glen...

New bus service to help River Spey canoe hire customers

by | Jun 25, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A new bus service will be introduced from July 8 connecting Aviemore with Dufftown and Elgin. This new bus connection will provide links to Citylink services in...

Sunrise Canoe Safari – 20th July

by | Jun 25, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="4607" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Our next Early morning canoe safari near Inverness is full, but we...

Loch Maree – something for everyone

by | May 28, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you like to explore remote, unspoilt areas of the country, Loch Maree offers open space in vast quantities.  You need to drive (or cycle) west of Inverness almost to...

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence for 4th year

by | May 28, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're extremely happy to have received our 2019 Certificates of Excellence for our In Your Element and TreeZone Aerial Adventure Courses. Alongside the 2019 certificate...

Mountain bothies – mountain refuges

by | May 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Many who enjoy the outdoors and that have spent time in the mountainous areas of Scotland will be aware of mountain bothies.  They may even have made use of one or two...

Loch Ericht: canoes, mountains & Bonnie Prince Charlie

by | May 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Loch Ericht (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Eireachd) is a freshwater loch on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands with a north-east to south-west...

The Heart 200 touring route

by | May 8, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Scotland is already home to a number of famous long-distance touring routes, whether that is on foot, in a canoe or kayak on water or by road or bike. We have it all....

Delays to re-opening of Caledonian Canal

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Due to additional complications when carrying out extensive renovation work to one of the...

What is ‘Leave No Trace’ all about

by | Mar 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Leave No Trace principles offers us some top tips to help us minimise our own impact on the environment when we visit the countryside...

Things to do this Easter at Loch Tay

by | Mar 19, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We opened our doors to customers at our new activity location on the shores of Loch Tay, in February.  Based at Loch Tay Highland...

Easter Activities at Aviemore

by | Mar 12, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's half-way through March and the Easter school holidays are on the horizon.  For those of you heading to the Aviemore &...

First Sunrise Canoe Safari of 2019 – 24th March

by | Mar 7, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are running our first Sunrise Canoe Safari on the 24th March and have 4 places left.  This is an gentle canoe journey in a...

In Your Element exhibiting at Visit Scotland Expo

by | Mar 5, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

  #VisitScotExpo is Scotland's Premier Travel Trade Show and takes place @SECGlasgow on 10+11 April 2019.  In Your Element will be exhibiting again this year...

Disruption to online bookings for Aviemore activities

by | Feb 26, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Due to an upgrade and switch over to a new online booking platform, you may experience some disruption if trying to book the following activities online from 3rd to 6th...

Activities for February half-term

by | Jan 31, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Your Element have plenty of activities to tempt you away from your slippers, screens and toasty fires!  We have activities...

Katakanu hire at Loch Tay now online

by | Jan 16, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In addition to the scheduled activities on offer at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, we also offer Katakanu Hire (for up to 6 people).  For...

Protecting the Environment when Paddling

by | Jan 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canoe Scotland have added some new information and guidelines to their website for any paddlers looking for some dos and don'ts or...

Activities now available at Loch Tay

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're very excited to announce that we will be offering activities at Loch Tay Highland Lodges in 2019.  Scheduled activities are now available to book online, with the...

Now recruiting outdoor activity instructors for 2019 season

by | Dec 18, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

2019 is already looking like a very busy year for In Your Element, with lots of variety across Scotland, including: exciting groups / school residentials and corporate...

There’s a canoe adventure waiting for you

by | Nov 13, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're anything like us, it's often at this time of year you might start planning your adventures for the following year.  You may be new to canoeing or an...

Recruiting now – Ropes Course Manager Loch Lomond

by | Nov 6, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We are looking for a Ropes Course Manager to run our TreeZone course at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch. This following information pack will hopefully be of use in helping...

Beach activities at Loch Lomond Shores closing down

by | Oct 25, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's that time of the year again, and as the winter approaches, we're starting to close things down at Loch Lomond Shores beach. The team will be removing the equipment...

What’s on in Aviemore this October?

by | Oct 11, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the October school holiday week we've got awesome target archery, great off-road Segways tours and tree-mendous fun in the trees...

TreeZone Aviemore retains 5 stars

by | Aug 29, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

        We're very happy to announce that TreeZone Aviemore has retained its Visit Scotland 5-star rating as an activity centre. Visit Scotland send...

Latest ‘Paddler’ ezine

by | Aug 8, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The latest 'Paddler' ezine is now available to read online and in print.  As always there are some great articles, but our favourite this time around is 'In love with...

New: Archery, Axes & Air rifles at Luss

by | Jul 18, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've been working away behind the scenes with Luss Estate to offer some new activities for visitors to the bustling village of Luss, on Lomond's western shores. This...

Summer activities at Loch Ness

by | Jun 19, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The summer school holidays are almost upon us again, unbelievably, and it's that time of year that we get our WoW balls and archery bows out to entertain anyone that...

TreeZone Instructors – recruiting now for the summer

by | May 21, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Loch Lomond and Aviemore are looking for instructors to work on the course over the summer months. If you are interested in applying or know someone that is,...

Celebrate World Ocean Day on 8th June

by | May 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Kickstart a conversation in your school wherever you are on World Ocean Day. June 8th, 2018. More people are talking about the ocean than ever this year and if you want...

TreeZone Aviemore online booking difficulties

by | Apr 9, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Please note that we are currently experiencing some difficulties with our online booking platform for TreeZone Aviemore.  TreeZone Loch Loch Lomond remains unaffected....

Leave No Trace – 7 principles overview

by | Mar 14, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Whenever we head to the outdoors for work or recreation we should all be keeping a few simple guidelines in mind, to help minimise the impact we have on the environment...

Instructor vacancies TreeZone Loch Lomond

by | Mar 7, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Loch Lomond is looking for instructors for the coming season. If you're interested in applying please send us a CV with accompanying covering letter (outlining...

Instructor vacancies TreeZone Aviemore

by | Mar 7, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Aviemore are looking for instructors for the coming season. If you're interested in applying please send us a CV with accompanying covering letter (outlining...

Take care of your trails weekend 2018

by | Mar 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

          Take Care of your Trails Weekend is a co-ordinated nationwide weekend of volunteer-based bike trail maintenance events happening across...

Archery & Segways available to book at Aviemore

by | Mar 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

All of our regular off-road Segway Adventure sessions and Archery sessions at Aviemore are now available to book online. We have regular sessions available, the...

Latest In Your Element Newsletter

by | Dec 7, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter is now available to read online. In this newsletter we're offering the chance to win a family pass at TreeZone Aviemore or Loch Lomond, 15% off...

New Corporate Away Days for 2018

by | Dec 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've got lots of new activity packages for 2018, based in the Loch Lomond area.  With options available for days away from the office all year-round, we're sure we can...

360 panoramas of the Great Glen Canoe Trail

by | Nov 30, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've got some awesome new photos to show off from a recent guided paddling expedition on the Great Glen Canoe Trail. In your Element's Mike recently got involved in...

St Andrew’s celebrations at Loch Lomond this weekend

by | Nov 28, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Celebrating is what we do really well in Scotland, and if there is one day of the year where you’ll hear a lot of noise from us, it’s St Andrew’s Day (30 November) when...

New: Winter Whisky Ramble Weekends

by | Nov 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

New for 2018 -  we're very excited about this one!  We're planning to run a number of winter whisky rambles in Perthshire over the winter months. Included in the...

TreeZone Loch Lomond closed until 18 November

by | Nov 9, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

TreeZone Loch Lomond is closed at the moment for annual maintenance checks and will be open at weekends again from Saturday 18th November. Sorry for any inconvenience...

15% off gift vouchers until Christmas Day

by | Nov 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Discounted experience gift vouchers If you're looking for some gift ideas for family or friends, or perhaps for a Secret Santa Christmas gift some a work colleague, why...

John Muir Trust backs ‘The Lost Words’ collaboration

by | Oct 31, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The John Muir Trust has joined with author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris to promote their new book ‘The Lost Words’, an enchanting collaboration that...

Great Glen Canoe Trail & River Spey holidays now available

by | Oct 12, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're very pleased to announce that our Great Glen Canoe Trail and River Spey Canoe Expedition dates are now available to book online for 2018. Our first scheduled date...

Latest ‘In Your Element’ newsletter

by | Oct 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter is now available to read online.  In this issue of the newsletter: 5 stars for TreeZone again Director Brenda busy out of the office Activities...

Glenmorangie’s amazing new road bike!

by | Sep 25, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You might wonder what I'm talking about when I say that Glenmorangie (reknowned producers of fine Malt Whiskies) have put their name to a high-end road bike, but that's...

TreeZone retains 5-star status

by | Sep 25, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We're very pleased to annouce that both TreeZone Aviemore and TreeZone Loch Lomond have retained their Visit Scotland 5-star Activity Centre Awards for another year. A...

Autumn activities across Scotland

by | Sep 20, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Although the summer is fading and the Autumn colours are starting to appear, we've got plenty of things to offer you across the country. Inverness and Loch Ness - We...

Food Festival at Loch Lomond this weekend

by | Aug 30, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Celebrate food and drink in a truly stunning location, you can join the fun on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 for a weekend full of delicious food and...

In Your Element Newsletter Summer 2017

by | Jun 29, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter (although first in our new guise as In Your Element) is now available to read online.  Use the following link to see what's new in our world of...

Summer activities across Scotland

by | Jun 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've got loads of activities available over the coming months, designed to keep families and friends entertained over the summer months. With something to offer in the...

Instructor vacancies: Highlands & Loch Lomond

by | Apr 20, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We are currently looking for contract instructors, freelance instructors and TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course instructors.  Find out more on our 'Work with IYE' page...

In Your Element at Expo 26 & 27 April

by | Apr 20, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our new 'In Your Element' pop-up banners arrived today. Look out for them at #VisitScotExpo next Wednesday & Thursday where you'll find Mike, Natalie and Calum...

TreeZone Loch Lomond Instructor Vacancies

by | Mar 29, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We are hoping to recruit 2 instructors for our TreeZone Loch Lomond Course, Balloch. Applications: A CV with accompanying covering letter (outlining why you would be a...

New bike & canoe hire hub in Aviemore

by | Mar 27, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In Your Element have recently taken over the pavillion building opposite TreeZone Aviemore, on the Rothiemurchus Estate.  The new hire centre will offer both mountain...

Easter Activities, Loch Ness

by | Mar 27, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've got some family-friendly Easter Activities on offer at St Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus during the Easter holidays. With Loch Ness as your backdrop this is a...

TreeZone Aviemore closed 24-28th April

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's that time of year when we need to do some maintenance checks around the Aviemore Course and in order to do so, the course will be closed for 5 days, from Monday...

Freelance Instructor Opportunities

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Freelance Instructors Required As we continue to expand our business across Scotland, we need a bigger pool of Freelance Instructor to call upon.  We need instructors...

The business formerly known as Boots N Paddles

by | Feb 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Since Boots N Paddles first arrived on the Highland activity scene in the mid-90's the company has continued to grow steadily to the point where it can now consider...

Mountain Biking in Scotland

by | Jan 15, 2015 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Mountain biking is huge in Scotland, it's also pretty awesome. Whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned trail rider, there are loads of places you can find out...

Inverpolly: geology and history

by | Dec 22, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Without doubt, Inverpolly is one of Scotland and the UK's last true wilderness areas. It's the name given to a large area of western Sutherland in the Northwest...

Keeping in Touch Newsletter – December 2014

by | Dec 1, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest 'Keeping in Touch' Newsletter is now available to read online, just follow the link below: What's in it this month? - Treezone Loch Lomond - building work...

Paddle Walking Munros

by | Jun 12, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Scotland is pretty good when it comes to hills and mountains.  We've got loads of them for a start, we've got easy ones, hard ones, short walks and epic adventures....

New John Muir book for schools

by | May 8, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A graphic novel about the conservationist John Muir has been distributed to schools all over Scotland to spread the word about his legacy. The book, with illustrations...

The Affric Kintail Way

by | Feb 25, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This looks like another great addition to the existing network of Scotland's long distance trails. The idea of developing the Affric Kintail Way is to promote an area...

Take on the West Highland Way & Great Glen Canoe Trail

by | Feb 18, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Scotland's Great Trails If you're looking for an awesome challenge to test not only your stamina but also your mental resolve, then why not consider this 250km...

Keeping in Touch Newsletter – January 2014

by | Jan 22, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest 'Keeping in Touch' Newsletter is now available to read online, just follow the link below: What's in it this month? - New Great Glen Canoe Trail scheduled...

4 Essentials to Remember When Camping with Kids

by | Jan 20, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Getting out into nature with the family is certainly one of the most unique bonding experiences on Earth. Not only do you get to spend a few solid days with your young...

canoes landed on a beach between lochs in the inverpolly/ assynt area of scotland. Suilven mountain in the background

Planning A Canoe Camping Expedition

by | Nov 27, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Canadian Canoe - Your Perfect Travel Partner The open canoe is a remarkably versatile craft and it can open the door to a variety of great adventures.  Load it up...

Great Glen Canoe Trail – Expedition Report

by | Aug 13, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Tim Peal and Nikki Woodroffe recently undertook a charity challenge on the Great Glen Canoe Trail and this is how it went... In an effort to raise money for Cancer...

The River Spey

by | Mar 21, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We know the River Spey pretty well give how important it is to our business, however, there's so much more to the River Spey that most people probably don't realise,...

Scottish Geo-parks: what are they?

by | Mar 14, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Geoparks Come and explore Scotland's rocky foundations on its journey through time and around the world. See the remains of deserts, seas, volcanoes and glaciers, which...

Mountain Rescue Scotland

by | Mar 14, 2013 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It's February and the days are starting to stretch out again and many of us will be thinking about where we'll be going walking over the Spring and Summer months. ...

Glenfiddich Challenge

by | Nov 14, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you've not heard of it before, The Glenfiddich Challenge is an exciting adventure in which 6 Dutch contestants are taken to the Scottish Highlands for a multi-day...

Keeping in Touch

by | Sep 26, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter is now available for all to read.  With news about expansion into the Scottish Central Belt, a 5* award for TreeZone, Off-road Segways, and a...

River Spey Adventure

by | Sep 13, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Boots N Paddles recently ran a 3-day expedition for the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society as a way of raising some much needed funds for this worthy charity. One...

Whitewater sledging

by | Jul 10, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

After waiting for what has seemed like an eternity, the latest addition to our list of exciting activities is almost ready to go.  From the end of August, when water...

Canoe sailing

by | Jul 8, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Canoe sailing brings a new dimension to canoeing and is FUN! Having recently tried canoe sailing for the first time in May this year, I enjoyed it so much that I've...

Find the weather

by | Jul 3, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're into the outdoors and need to know when to avoid the wind or indeed if you're actively looking for windy conditions, then this website could be what you're...

24hr canoe challenge

by | Jun 13, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our very own Mike (Dunthorne) has just volunteered to step-in as a last minute replacement for a rather onerous challenge.  Mike will join Chris Ostler and attempt to...

Love an Islabike

by | Jun 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This is for all you parents out there with wee ones growing into big ones that are just desperate to get on a bike. I'm a parent of 5-year old, into everything, twins...

Keeping in Touch

by | Jun 7, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our latest newsletter for Summer 2012 is now available. In this issue: - The Segways have arrived - Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society take on the Spey - 'Fiona...

Hillwalking and stalking

by | Jun 1, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

With ever increasing numbers of people heading for the hills and mountains of Scotland to enjoy what the landscape has to offer, it's important to remember that walkers...

Reporting rubbish!

by | Apr 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

As the nice weather is (hopefully) approaching and more of us will be out on the water I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some information about...

New Scottish National Trail

by | Apr 6, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

One of the country’s leading outdoors writers and broadcasters revealed he will be working with the BBC this year to film a project that will follow a route from...

Scottish Fossil Code

by | Apr 1, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Ok, so unless you're talking about some of our staff, we can't claim to be experts on fossils.  However, that's not to say that we, as outdoorsy-type people won't come...

Ticks…look out!

by | Mar 6, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It is anticipated that 2012 could be the year of the tick. Recent news reveals that the ticks are coming… and this year they will be more prominent than ever in...

Custom OS maps

by | Feb 22, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you've ever done a walk that spans more than one map sheet then the faff will be familiar; and it's usually raining and windy when it comes to the swap, too. More...

A legacy in time

by | Jan 28, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The next time you're huffing and puffing up a steep mountain track, take a moment to consider why we even have mountains to explore. Nothing lasts in nature. Given...

calum Out canoeing on a scottish river, smiling

Song of the Paddle

by | Jan 22, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Why “Song of the Paddle”? The Song of the Paddle is a well-known book amongst open canoeists.  It is written by Bill Mason and is subtitled “An Illustrated Guide to...

Norway: Outdoor Paradise

by | Jan 18, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Outdoor Paradise - A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe's Great Wild This looks like a great read although it's only available for pre-order at the moment.  The...

Wrapped in cotton wool: part 2

by | Jan 15, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Carrying on where we left off yesterday... click here “Adventure sports bring considerable health benefits, both physical and psychological, and this is now fairly...

Wrapped in cotton wool: part 1

by | Jan 14, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Public Safety and Risk Assessment By David J Ball and Laurence Ball-King Is Britain wrapped in cotton wool? It’s a question posed by the authors in this book which...

Re-using outdoor gear: part 2

by | Jan 5, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Carrying on where we left off yesterday - Yesterday's post Sarah Howcroft sees her new website project as a start. “I do believe this is the only way we will see...

Re-using outdoor gear: part 1

by | Jan 4, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Recyling outdoor gear: first industry steps towards a greener future? How green is your outdoor gear? No, not the colour; do you ever consider the environmental...

Winter mountain lectures

by | Dec 13, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Spectacular winter mountains can also be a dangerous place to be. Scotland’s mountaineering experts are offering a series of events that could, they said, save your...

Top sea kayaking venues

by | Dec 12, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Thanks to Jim Krawiecki (Guardian.co.uk, Tue 1 Jul 2008) who gives us a quick guide round the best sea kayaking coastlines in Europe.  Scotland features in this list,...

Adventurers’ Essentials

by | Dec 1, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Even if the Bushmen of the Kalahari used to go hunting and gathering for months at a time with pretty much only their weapon as essential gear, today’s adventurer needs...

Where’s the water?

by | Nov 26, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This is the site where all paddlers including kayakers, canoeists, and rafters can find out what the river levels are in Scotland (including dam release information). ...

Hike up, wheels down!

by | Nov 18, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Where shall we go next? I came across this recently in the Scottish Mountaineer Magazine (Mountaineering Council of Scotland Publication) and thought to myself, "That...

Mera Peak photos

by | Nov 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You may have seen my previous post in the lead up to Mike and Calum's Nepalese adventure.  Well, we're back and have some photos and a route map to show you.  The route...

Wildlife to watch out for

by | Nov 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

At any time of year Scotland is a brilliant place to watch wildlife, but now that Autumn is well and truly upon us and with winter approaching, here are a just a few...

Hostile Habitats

by | Nov 6, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This is a great read, and a book that I've looked at on quite a number of occasions now, either just for interest or for example, when I was looking for information in...

Great Glen Canoe Trail

by | Nov 1, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This guide is an essential resource to help you plan your journey through the Great Glen across Scotland. As well as the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal there are...

Path of the Paddle

by | Oct 26, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Lessons from the master: A short film from canoeist Bill Mason illustrates the joy and poetry of paddling solo.  All the basic strokes used to control the canoe are...

litter on beach

Beachwatch Cleanups

by | Oct 14, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

According to the Marine Conservation Society, Scotland has the highest average litter levels in the UK of six out of the seven sewage-related debris items: condoms,...

Outdoor activity fatalities

by | Oct 10, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Did the headline grab your attention?  Good. Having recently attended an event in Edinburgh (the SYHA Youth Residential Experiences Conference, which was very good I...

Mera Peak, here we come

by | Oct 5, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

On the 7th October 2011, Boots N Paddles' staff, Mike and Calum will head off to Nepal to attempt one of its highest trekking peaks; Mera Peak [6476m/ 21,246ft].  In...

SCA River Advisers

by | Sep 28, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) is a great place to start if you're looking for any information that's paddle-related.  They have a large list of resources on...

Cairngorms National Park

by | Sep 19, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A large part of our time is spent working in the wonderful Cairngorms National Park, so any changes that are proposed to the way the park operates, are of interest to...

Ribbon of Wildness

by | Aug 16, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Speaking to a mate recently, he mentioned a book he was reading that sounded really interesting.  If you're a seasoned hill walker/ munro-bagger or perhaps someone just...

Spot Connect

by | Jul 18, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Has anyone out there got this piece of equipment yet?  This is a device that connects to your smartphone and allows you to connect to the outside world from many...

Canoe venue ideas

by | Jun 27, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You may know you’re way around the huge number of Scottish Waterways and might be familiar with where to go and when, however, if you’re not and looking for some...

A Highland Fling!

by | Jun 22, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Have you ever seen those kilted men-mountains going head to head in what might be considered as some unusual sporting events?  Well, in our experience at least, more...

Discover Canoeing (book)

by | Jun 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Discover Canoeing is a complete introduction to open canoeing. Canoeing and kayaking have topped the UK charts for water sports since 2003, matched only by angling...

UK Hillwalking Forum

by | May 26, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

You may already be aware of the UK Climbing Forum, which is a great resource for anyone into climbing or mountaineering and is currently the biggest of its kind in the...

Drambuie Pursuit

by | May 24, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The Drambuie Pursuit is over for another year, the 6th year since inception.  We've been involved since the outset having worked closely with the event organisers...

Gear Review

by | May 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We've just tested out some new kit on a 3-day descent of the River Spey by canoe, and thought you might like to hear about it. Our instructor, Adrian, was more than...

Tasty camp food

by | May 3, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Campfood has come a long way in the last few years and it doesn't have to be tasteless mush anymore. There's some great books out there but I do like this this one by...

Cool Camping!

by | Apr 25, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The cool camping series of books (and website) have grown in number over recent years as the popularity of camping increases year on year.  The lure of the magical...

Scottish Canoe Touring

by | Apr 14, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

We love this book and have a couple of copies in the office, kept handy for quick reference when customers call looking for idea, or of course, when planning a wee trip...

Top tips: Canoe kit

by | Apr 13, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're new to canoeing or just haven't been out paddling for a long time, here are some suggestions/reminders about the kind of kit you should think about having...

Unattended campfires

by | Mar 22, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Currently, Leave No Trace is releasing a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) by the 2009 Academy Award winning filmmaker, Michael Ramsay. The one-minute PSAs...

LNT:Mad Mountain Biking

by | Mar 16, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Currently, Leave No Trace is releasing a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) by the 2009 Academy Award winning filmmaker, Michael Ramsay. The one-minute PSAs...

Sea Kayaking Books

by | Mar 15, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're just starting to get into Sea Kayaking, Scotland has so many brilliant opportunities available to paddlers of all abilities.  Here are some books that we use...

Take your litter home!

by | Mar 10, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Currently, Leave No Trace is releasing a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) by the 2009 Academy Award winning filmmaker, Michael Ramsay. The one-minute PSAs...

Keeping In Touch: Spring

by | Mar 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

In the Spring 2011 edition of our Keeping in Touch newsletter, we've got all sorts of news to tell you about: - Gold Award for Boots N Paddles - Paddle Skills courses -...

Paddlers’ Access Code

by | Feb 10, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you're a paddler (canoe, kayak or otherwise), you should be aware of the Paddlers' Access Code, which outlines some common sense principles that you should bear in...

Canoe the River Spey

by | Feb 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A 3-day journey down the majestic River Spey from Aviemore to the sea at Spey Bay. One of the 'Big 4' rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland, and...

Canoe the Great Glen

by | Feb 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A spectacular guided coast to coast canoe journey A fabulous journey by Canadian canoe right across Scotland from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness, capital...

The Ultimate Aerial Date!

by | Feb 9, 2011 | Uncategorized