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 mind when sharing the waterways with other people.  Its core principles are: caring for the environment; taking responsibility for your actions; and respecting the interests of other

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 which normally provides a fast current, great scenery and some interesting rapids. To paddle from Newtonmore to Spey Bay can take up

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 of the Highlands, on the East coast. We will paddle on flat water for 60 miles using stretches of the Caledonian Canal and traversing legendary lochs such as

High in the trees at Rothiemurchus, TreeZone is the ultimate Aerial Adventure Course (sister company to Boots N Paddles). Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers of all ages.

The Inner Moray Firth area of the Scottish Highlands is a true mecca for open canoeing. Within 30 miles of Inverness there are five fantastic canoe touring rivers for you to explore with us by canoe. With one trip already confirmed (still spaces left though) we’ve also announced the dates for a second trip in

Everyone can enjoy the great outdoors in Scotland, in part due to our liberal laws brought about by the Land Reform Act in 2003. Despite the fact that people own the land, we are free to take part in responsible outdoor activities, almost without exception. Norman MacCaig, the famous Scottish poet, raised the question of

You can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile. This will be particularly useful for those needing assistance when mobile reception is poor and there’s not enough signal to make a call. You’ll only be able to use this service if you’ve registered with emergency SMS. To register, text REGISTER

Regardless of your favourite outdoor activity, Leave No Trace skills are important to learn. Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impact when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program