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 in its various forms provides some amazing landscapes and opportunities to explore.

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.

Including its many islands, Scotland boasts a hugely varied coastline and a rich offering of inland waters in both rural and urban settings for both visitors and locals to enjoy.  Our Coasts and Waters are host to an amazing array of riches, come in all shapes and sizes, and are greatly valued and cherished by communities and visitors alike.

Our lochs, rivers and canals also play an important part in the visitor experience, offering boat trips, fishing opportunities and activity holidays, while the many nature reserves across the country are home to a tremendous variety of flora, fauna and wildlife.

Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our history: from fishing and textiles to whisky and wave power they have influenced our culture, our stories, our way of life.  So whether you want to navigate your way around distant isles or canals, experience Scotland’s maritime heritage at a visitor attraction, enjoy Scotland’s abundant natural larder or discover Scotland’s wildlife on a local boat trip – Scotland’s coasts and waters are perfect for get-away-from-it-all adventures.

So what are you waiting for – come on in, the water’s lovely!

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In Your Element spend a lot of time in, on or near water.  If you’re looking for something fun to do one weekend, or perhaps when on holiday, do check out some of the amazing outdoor adventures we offer…..

2020 Year of Coasts & Waters

In the water & on the water activities across Scotland

Canoe Hunt For Treasure

A fabulous water-based team event on world famous Loch Lomond.

Bikes & Bouncy Water: nr Aviemore (5 hrs)

This is a day out for the thrill-seekers amongst you.  An awesome day out for an adventurous stag or hen

Bikes & Bouncy Water: Inverness (5 hrs)

This is a day out for the thrill-seekers amongst you.  An awesome day out for an adventurous stag or hen

Whitewater Canoe Adventure: River Spey, Aviemore (5 hrs)

The Cairngorms National Park has it all.  Towering mountains, native forests, lochs and rivers.  It also has the mighty River

Gorge Walking: Glendoe, nr Loch Ness (1.5-2 hrs)

A lovely, family-friendly river gorge near Fort Augustus at the south end of Loch Ness.  It offers a family-friendly adventure,

Walk on Water (WOW) Balling

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to Walk on Water?  You climb inside a giant inflatable sphere

Bike, Boat & Boot Treasure Hunt: Loch Lomond

A fabulous water and land-based team event on and around Loch Lomond!

Pedal & Paddle Loch Lomond (2.5 hrs)

Join us for this combined mountain biking and canoe experience on Loch Lomond. This mountain biking experience can be tailored

Canoeing: Explore Loch Lomond's Islands (2.5hrs)

Explore the jewel in the crown of Loch Lomond – its historic islands by canoe and foot. This is a

Canyoning at Loch Lomond

Walk, scramble, climb, jump into pools, abseil and swim your way down a river gorge.

Gorge Walking: Luss, Loch Lomond (2.5 hours)

Fancy trying something completely different? This is the ideal activity for adults and children (age 10+) alike - be it

River Sledging Loch Lomond

Try your hand at this relatively new and very exciting activity - big in the U.S. and New Zealand already

Canoe and Abseil Experience

Canoe to an island to explore, have a picnic and try your hand at abseiling, before returning to base by

Loch Lomond Island Hop Challenge

A fabulously adventurous group day out on the loch and its islands against a backdrop of some stunning scenery,

Tartan Compass Challenge

Scottish-themed land and water-based group activity. Lots of fun!

Surf and Turf

Land & water based group event with canoe races, raft-building and bike challenges.

Walk on Water (WOW) Balling at Loch Tay

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to Walk on Water?  You climb inside a giant inflatable sphere

River Spey Canoe Expedition (5 days)

A fantastic 5-day canoe journey on the majestic River Spey. One of the 'Big 4' rivers that is a must

River Spey Canoe Expedition (3 days)

A 3-day version of our longer 5-day trip, journeying down the majestic River Spey by canoe to the sea at

Sunrise Canoe Safari - Inverness (3 hrs)

A wonderful early morning journey by Canadian Canoe. A gentle flat water paddle through the impressive Aigas Gorge to look

Canoeing Loch Lubnaig, Strathyre (1.5 hrs)

This fun, flat water canoeing session takes place on picturesque Loch Lubnaig, a magical place right at the heart of

Canoeing Loch Long, Ardgartan (1.5 hrs)

This fun, flat water canoeing session takes place on picturesque Loch Long, a wonderful sea loch in the Argyll area.

Canoe Safari: River Beauly, Inverness (2.5hrs)

The River Beauly is a bit of a hidden gem, within easy driving distance of Inverness.  It winds its way

Canoeing: Explore Loch Ness (2.5hrs)

Typically available May to September and selected other dates. Our guided canoe tours on Loch Ness start from picturesque Fort

White Water Sledging - Falls of Dochart

Big in the U.S. and New Zealand already but still relatively new to the U.K.  This is one for those

Sea Kayaking

We are ideally placed to offer sea kayaking for novices to find their feet, or more exposed sea conditions for

Raft Building

A popular half-day activity which can be done purely for fun or as part of a team building day.  We

Guided Walks - various locations

What more perfect location could you choose? We are within easy reach of most of Scotland's amazing mountain ranges, from

Canoeing at a location near you

With our versatile Canadian open-canoes we can tailor guided canoe trip to suit your requirements be it a birthday treat

Great Glen Canoe Trail (5 day expedition)

A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure holiday, travelling by Canadian canoe or kayak across Scotland from Fort William on

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