Our Activities

In Your Element has been offering amazing outdoor activity experiences across Scotland since 2003.  Award-winning In Your Element offers 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.

Use the In Your Element activity finder to look for outdoor experiences for you or your group, at a location close to you.

Activities

Activity Location
Group Type
Month of the Year
Activity Category
Activity Type
Participant Suitability
Minimum Ages
Public or Private
Difficulty Rating
person abseiling on rock face
Abseiling

Giving a huge sense of achievement, abseiling is a physically easy but mentally challenging activity.

2.5 hours
8 yrs min age
children pulling arrows out of target
Archery

Experience the ancient & noble sport of target archery at a location near you! Ideal for parties, hen & stag groups, team building events or just for fun.

1 - 2 hours
8 yrs min age
archery and axe throwing targets
Archery & Axe-Throwing Combo

Our exciting archery and axe-throwing experience will leave you buzzing. You’ll learn how to hit the target, then have a bit of fun with some games & challenges.

2 hours
10 yrs min age
person pulling axe from axe throwing target.
Axe Throwing

Prepare for an axe-ceptional adventure like no other with our thrilling axe-throwing session!

1 - 2 hours
10 yrs min age
A man Mountain biking in scottish wilderness
Biking Tours

Mountain biking over hills, through glens and forests you’ll find trails, tracks and bike centres, surrounded by some of the most awesome scenery imaginable.

From 2 to 5 hours
5 yrs min age
Man stopping his bike to look back towards camera
Biking Tours Aviemore

Aviemore has endless off-road opportunities.  We can tailor a route to suit your group, whether that’s for a relatively inexperienced group or more experienced riders.

Up to 5hrs
10 yrs min age
2 people diding mountain bikes on a forest track on a sunny day
Biking Tours Inverness

With a variety of fun local trails within easy driving distance of Inverness, we can tailor a route to suit your group, whether experienced riders or not.

Up to 5hrs
10 yrs min age
In Your Element Adventure Activities
Bushcraft Skills

Our bushcraft skills experiences will introduce you to essential skills of bushcraft & survival, teaching you how to put them to good use in a survival situation.

From 2 to 5 hours
6 yrs min age
2 people diding mountain bikes on a forest track on a sunny day
Cairngorm E-Bike Day Tour

Explore awesome off-road bike trails with experienced guides in the grandeur of the Cairngorms, on terrain chosen to suit the group’s riding ability.

<6.5 hours
16 yrs min age
Canoeing on scottish loch
Canoe Loch Arkaig

This is a truly idyllic 2.5-hour canoe experience in one of the most picturesque paddling areas in the Highlands of Scotland.

2.5 hours
5 yrs min age
2 people canoeing on a gentle stretch of river as part of a canoe expedition
Canoe Safari River Spey

From Aviemore, you’ll be guided downriver towards the village of Boat of Garten with small rapids to keep you on your toes, but most of the trip is on an easy stretch of the river.

Approx. 3-4 hours
7 yrs min age
People Canoeing in the Aigaas Gorge on the River Beauly near inverness
Canoe Safari, nr. Inverness

The River Beauly is a bit of a hidden gem near Inverness through lovely countryside with the end of this particular stretch of the river being a spectacular gorge.

Approx. 3-4 hours
10 yrs min age
2 men canoeing river rapids
Canoe Safari, River Spey Whitewater

A guided canoe journey on the most exciting stretch of the awesome River Spey including lots of rapids on this full-on white-water canoeing experience.

5 hours
14 yrs min age
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Canoeing

Canoeing is something that everyone should try at some point! With so many amazing locations to explore in Scotland, there is a canoe tour just waiting for you.

From 2 to 5 hours
5 yrs min age
Natalie Miller, Gorge walking
Gorge Walk Aviemore (Adrenaline)

An awesome river gorge that fits in a lot of fun!  This venue offers more challenging version of gorge scrambling with wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets provided.

1.5 - 2 hours depending on group size
12 yrs min age
Gorge walking Truim Gorge
Gorge Walk Falls of Truim

Truim Falls near Aviemore, is a great option for all sorts of groups because we can tailor the experience to suit each group. Lots of fun!

2 hours
12 yrs min age
In Your Element Adventure Activities
Gorge Walk Inverness (Adrenaline)

Our most challenging gorge walking venue. Everything is bigger, from the jumps and slides to the waterfalls and water-chutes.  This is definitely for the more adventurous.

2.5-3 hours
14 yrs min age
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Guided Walks

Guided walks exploring Scotland’s wonderfully wild forests, hills, lochs and rivers, tailored to your group.

From 1 to 6 hours
12 yrs min age
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Highland Games

A fun-filled, laid-back outdoor event with a Scottish twist – our Highland Games events are always fun.

1.5 to 2 hours
6 yrs min age
a person riding a mountain bike on a forest trail with the sun low in the back ground resulting in a silhouette
Inverness E-Bike Day Tour

Explore awesome off-road bike trails around Inverness & Loch Ness, on trails suited to your group’s riding ability using our awesome Marin e-Bikes.

<6.5 hours
16 yrs min age
Blinfolded Team building challenges
Nature Quest Team Challenge

Task cards, challenge grids and a whole host of mental and physical challenges results in THE most awesome, team challenge fun!

2.5 hours
18 yrs min age
the legs of someone paddleboarding on a sunny. you can't see the person above their knees.
Paddleboarding

Quickly becoming the fastest growing paddlesport in the UK, Stand Up Paddleboarding is must try activity!

From 1.5 - 3 hours
12 yrs min age
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Rock Climbing

In Your Element rock climbing sessions are tailored to suit the group’s needs, from introductory coaching to developing technique on more difficult pitches.

2 to 2.5 hrs
8 yrs min age
Sea kayaking under a rainbow, west coast scotland
Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking at awesome Scottish coastal locations for novices to find their feet, or perhaps more exposed sea conditions for the confident paddler.

From 2 hrs to multi-day
14 yrs min age
white water river sledging
White Water Sledging Aviemore

Negotiate strong currents, waterfalls & rapids, & surf waves in a heart-racing session finishing with an awesome rapid under the famous Feshie Bridge.

3 hrs
14 yrs min age
A young boy at front of a canoe on a gentle canoe journey on a scottish loch
Canoe Loch Ness Discovery

Our Loch Ness canoe taster tour is ideal for those who are short of time, or perhaps have younger children that you don’t think could sit still for a whole or half day!

1 hour
5 yrs min age
Canoeing on Loch Tay
Canoe Loch Ness Explorer

Explore the beautiful, southern end of world-famous Loch Ness in the company of a fully qualified canoe guide.

2.5 hours
7 yrs min age
Gorge walking - Jumping and sliding off a waterfall
Gorge Walk Inverness

An awesome gorge near Inverness that offers both family-friendly and more challenging gorge walking adventures in wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets.

2.5 hours
7 yrs min age
children lining up to do archery
Archery Aviemore

Our archery sessions are the perfect group activity for all the family and is fun for kids and big-kids alike.

1hr 15mins
8 yrs min age
A man lines up to throw axes at targets during an axe-throwing activity session
Axe Throwing Aviemore

Lose yourself in wilderness spirit with the heart-pounding thrill of axe-throwing in the Cairngorms National Park.  Channel your inner-warrior with family or friends!

1 hour
10 yrs min age
canoeing on a loch
Canoe Aviemore (Easy)

A wonderful canoe tour on picturesque Loch an Eilein near Aviemore, a truly magical place right at the heart of the ancient Rothiemurchus Pine forest.

1.5 hours
5 yrs min age
school and youth group outdoor activities
Gorge Walk Aviemore (Easy)

A fantastic introduction to the joys of gorge scrambling, that is suitable for all the family in a wonderful river gorge.

3 hours
6 yrs min age
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Paddleboarding Aviemore

This is your chance to experience one of the UK’s fastest growing sports in one of the most scenic paddling venues in the country.

1.5 hours
12 yrs min age
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TreeZone Aviemore

A 100-metre zip-line, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges & gap jumps.

1.5 hours
8 yrs min age
weaselling near loch ness
Weaseling

Weaseling is a family-friendly, group activity.  It is varied and challenging and includes a journey of adventure through a boulder field dating back to the ice age.

2.5 hours
8 yrs min age
coasteering - jumping off cliff into the sea
Coasteering Fort William

Swim, climb and jump. Repeat. With something for everyone the west coast really is the best place for this awesome, in-the-water activity.

2.5 hours
8 yrs min age
3 archery targets lined up with lots of arrows sticking in them
Archery Ardgartan

This archery session takes place at the Forest Holidays Retreat at Ardgartan, it’s the perfect group fun activity for all the family.

1 hour
8 yrs min age
Canoeing on scottish loch
Canoe Safari Loch Lomond Jewels

The jewels in the crown of Loch Lomond – its historic islands. On this magical canoe tour you will get the chance to explore the islands of world-famous Loch Lomond.

5 hours
7 yrs min age
canoeing on a loch
Canoe Treasure Hunt Loch Lomond

A fabulous water-based team challenge activity on the stunning Loch Lomond.

2.5 hours
16 yrs min age
a female wiht big smile on her face making a big jump of a rock into the water while gorge walking in a highland glen.
Gorge Walk Loch Laggan

Enjoy an exhilarating adventure scrambling, climbing, swimming and enjoying jumps and slides into deep pools in a fantastic location.

2.5 hours
14 yrs min age
throwing axes at target
Axe Throwing Ardgartan

Axe throwing is the perfect activity to test your strength and accuracy against family and friends.  It’s fun, competitive, addictive and some say very therapeutic!

45 minutes
10 yrs min age
A family group canoeing on a scottish loch on a sunny day
Canoe Loch Long

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

1.5 hours
5 yrs min age
archery targets lined up
Archery Strathyre

This archery session takes place at the Forest Holidays retreat at Strathyre. It’s the perfect group fun activity for all the family.

1 hour
8 yrs min age
Some youths line up to throw axes at targets during an axe-throwing activity session
Axe Throwing Strathyre

Axe throwing is the perfect activity to test your skills against family or friends. It’s fun, competitive, addictive and some say very therapeutic!

45 mins
10 yrs min age
People having fun canoeing on a calm scottish loch
Canoe Loch Lubnaig

A family-friendly canoeing session on picturesque Loch Lubnaig, in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

1.5 hours
5 yrs min age
young boy paddleboarding on a calm loch
Paddleboarding Loch Lubnaig

Have fun learning standup paddleboarding on lovely Loch Lubnaig under the watchful eye of our experienced instructor.

1 hour
12 yrs min age
2 people having fun canoeing on a calm scottish loch
Canoe Loch Lomond

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

2.5 hours
7 yrs min age
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Gorge Walk Brig o’ Turk

Enjoy scrambling rocks, plunging into beautiful clear highland pools, and sit under fresh waterfalls what’s not to like about that?

2 hours
8 yrs min age
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Gorge Walk Brig o’ Turk (Adrenaline)

Enjoy an exhilarating couple of hours scrambling, climbing, swimming, and enjoying multiple BIG jumps into deep pools in a fantastic location.

2 hours
14 yrs min age
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Gorge Walk Loch Lomond

This is a fantastic gorge walking experience on the shores of Loch Lomond, suitable for ages 8+.  Wicked fun for all!

2 hours 45 mins
8 yrs min age
treezone aerial adventure course
TreeZone Loch Lomond

Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges & tree to tree zip wires, set in the treetops.

1.5 hrs
7 yrs min age
Man about to shoot arrow with bow at archery targets
Archery Loch Tay

Why not come and try the ancient and noble pastime of target archery in this spectacular setting at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, on the banks of Loch Tay.

1 hour
8 yrs min age
Tartan Compass Challenge
Boat & Boot Treasure Hunt Loch Tay

A fabulous water and land-based team treasure event on and around Loch Tay.

2 hours
16 yrs min age
Group canoeing the great glen canoe trail
Canoe River Lochay & Loch Tay

Explore the River Lochay & Loch Tay, spot the local wildlife & stop on secluded beaches for a snack (or a swim) on this truly memorable experience.

2.5 hours
7 yrs min age
axes on axe throwing target
Axe Throwing Loch Tay

Lose yourself in wilderness spirit with the heart-pounding thrill of axe-throwing on the shores of Loch Tay.  Channel your inner-warrior with family or friends!

45 mins.
10 yrs min age
people in 2 canoes, canoeing on a scottish loch with forests and mountains in the background
Canoe Loch Tay Discovery

Experience the stunning panoramic views Loch Tay has to offer, learn about its history and see its amazing wildlife, all whilst accompanied by an experienced guide.

1.5 hours
5 yrs min age
girl gorge walking in a small river
Gorge Walk Loch Tay

A great introduction to the joys of gorge walking.  This gorge is family-friendly but still lots of fun.

2 hours
6 yrs min age
kneeling on a paddle board
Paddleboarding Loch Tay

Experience the UK’s fastest-growing watersport in one of the most scenic Scottish venues. Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, this session has something for you!

1.5 hours
12 yrs min age
4 person Pebble power boat for hire at loch tay highland lodges
Boat Hire Loch Tay (4-person)

Pebble boats have a small 4hp outboard engine and are tiller-steered from the engine itself, with a maximum carrying capacity of 4 people.

9:00AM - 4:00PM
5 yrs min age
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Boat Hire Loch Tay (6-person)

Loch Cruisers have 10hp engines, a maximum capacity of 6 people, & a steering console at the cabin, so nice and intuitive for folks with no experience to drive.

9:00AM - 4:00PM
5 yrs min age
katakanu
Katakanu Hire – Loch Tay

4-6 seater katakanu hire at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Killin.

3 hours
yrs min age
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Assynt Canoe & Climb Adventure

A 5-day team building experience that will test to the limits both mentally and physically with a combination of canoe skills, team challenges and mountain climbs.

5 days
18 yrs min age
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Great Glen Canoe Trail Expedition

A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure, travelling by Canadian canoe across Scotland from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness in the East.

5 days
13 yrs min age
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Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Isle of Skye

Paddle and ramble your way along the wild coast, hidden lochs and high peaks of Scotland’s revered ‘Misty Isle’, The Isle of Skye

5 Days
18 yrs min age
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Introduction to Sea Kayaking Expedition

If you haven’t been lucky enough to kayak on the West Coast of Scotland, this is for you. Practice existing skills or learn to kayak on the spectacular West Highlands coast.

4 days, 3 nights
16 yrs min age
2 people in a canoe riding through rapids on the river spey
River Spey Canoe Expeditions

A fantastic descent of the majestic River Spey by canoe over 3, 4 or 5 days.  One of the ‘Big 4’ rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland.

3 to 5 days
13 yrs min age
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Summit to Sea Canoe & Climb Expedition

An extraordinary journey taking you from over 1200m above sea level and then down the River Spey by canoe to the sea. An awesome wild experience.

4 days, 3 nights
18 yrs min age
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Guided Walk: Glen Affric

Experience the raw power of nature as you traverse ancient trails, surrounded by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and tranquil lochs.

6 hours
12 yrs min age
Winter Walk late afternoon with the sun low in the sky
Guided Walk: Our Back Door

Explore the enchanting Reelig Glen & Cabrich hill forts on an unforgettable walking tour that will immerse you in the wonders of these hidden gems.

6 hours
12 yrs min age