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

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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 Tour Aviemore (Family-Friendly)

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 (Family-friendly)

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
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
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
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
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
Glen Affric on a sunny winters day, with frost and blue skies
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 Yard

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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
gorge walking - sitting in a waterfall
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
A group of people scrable through a river gorge while on a gorge walking experience
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
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
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
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
katakanu
Katakanu Hire – Loch Tay

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

3 hours
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
In Your Element
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
canoe camping loch ness at night
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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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
sea kayaking past castle tioram, loch moidart
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
kayakers paddle around the coast of sky, cliffs and mountains as a backdrop
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