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Fort William, Lochaber and Loch Leven

Image top left: person jumping into the sea coasteering; top right - man river tubing in river rapids; bottom left, sea kayakers under a rainbow; bottom right, man sitting in waterfall smiling.

Fort William is regarded by many as the adventure capital of Scotland.  With the mighty Ben Nevis as a backdrop, and on the shores of Loch Linnhe, there are endless opportunities for adventure in the area.  Walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, canoeists and kayakers all flock to this area to explore.

Activities for Large Groups

We welcome new enquiries from larger groups for activities such as Highland Games, archery, team challenges and guided canoe trips.  If you’re staying at private accommodation with suitable grounds, we may be able to bring the activities to you.

Please note that these bookings have a minimum booking fee of £420.  Please contact us for more information.

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Scheduled Activities

Fixed dates, fixed locations and best for individuals, small groups and families

  • children pulling arrows out of target

    Archery Fort William

  • axes on axe throwing target

    Axe Throwing Fort William

  • group of people canoeing

    Canoe Loch Ness (Discovery)

  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoeing Loch Ness (Explorer Tour)

  • coasteering - jumping off cliff into the sea

    Coasteering Fort William

  • person sitting in a small waterfall while gorge walking with a big smile on their face

    Gorge Walking, Loch Laggan (Adrenaline)

  • man smiling while river tubing in river rapids

    River Tubing Fort William


Tailor-Made Group Activities

Flexible dates and more venue options, suitable for larger groups

  • person abseiling on rock face


  • archery targets lined up

    Archery – Private Groups (Across Scotland)

  • archery and axe throwing targets

    Archery & Axe-Throwing Combo

  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoe Explorer on Loch Arkaig

  • canoeing west highlands of scotland

    Canoeing at a location near you

  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoeing Loch Ness (Explorer Tour)

  • coasteering - jumping off cliff into the sea

    Coasteering Fort William

  • person sitting in a small waterfall while gorge walking with a big smile on their face

    Gorge Walking, Loch Laggan (Adrenaline)

  • canoe camping loch ness at night

    Great Glen Canoe Trail Expedition (5 days)

  • paddle boarding on a loch

    Guided Paddle Boarding – Loch Arkaig

  • paddle boarding on a loch

    Guided Paddle Boarding – Loch Leven

  • walking group in the mountains waving at camera

    Guided Walks – various locations

  • Highland Games

    Highland Games

  • Sea kayaking under a rainbow, west coast scotland

    Introduction to Sea Kayaking – West Coast Scotland (4 days)

  • Sea kayaking under a rainbow, west coast scotland

    Sea Kayaking

  • nice view over deck of sea kayak

    Sea Kayaking on Loch Leven

  • Blinfolded Team building challenges

    Team Challenges

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Karyn MillerKaryn Miller
11:44 09 Sep 23
We did the canoe explorer tour with Stewart and had a really great time. He was informative and engaging, and we stopped at a beautiful hidden waterfall for a hot drink and a biscuit. Equipment was all in great shape, and we were lucky to have good weather. Would recommend!
Rachel JonesRachel Jones
20:53 18 Aug 23
My husband and I had a great time canoeing at Loch Ness. Stewart from In Your Element was helpful, friendly and patient as well as very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!
S HowlandS Howland
14:50 09 Aug 23
Fantastic family canoeing. Great guide. Beautiful scenery. I wish we booked for longer.
Charli LumbCharli Lumb
18:13 02 Aug 23
Duncan was a amazing guide , really patient , helpful and knowledgeable. we had a great time gorge walking and will be back!
Christopher CamilleriChristopher Camilleri
17:18 09 Jun 23
Had a great 4 days kayaking with this company highly recommended
Judith DentJudith Dent
08:14 05 Jun 22
Thanks to Matt our amazing and inspiring leader for our 5 days of canoeing from Inverness to Fort William down the lochs and canals. What a fantastic experience we had learning lots along the way, testing our strength in the canoes (especially when pushing against the wind and waves) and during the portages. Loved the wild camping - absolutely awesome locations with stunning views; you could not beat waking up to a view of a loch and hills. My friend Gill and I joined with some trepidation as to whether our ages (60yrs) would mean we would struggle with the challenge but WE DID IT!! Everyone in our group worked as a team despite not having met before and canoed through all weathers. Food was ample and we were amazed to be provided with three course evening meals of high quality given the locations. Both of us now planning next adventures! Thanks to all at In Your Element!
David MatthewsDavid Matthews
16:25 17 May 22
Totally brilliant! 10 friends just back from a 3 day canoe trip on the Spey with Mike as our guide. I had been recommended to In Your Element by a friend who had promised we would be well looked after and we certainly were! None of us had done a trip like this before so there were lots of questions before hand about transport, timings, kit, weather, camping locations (you name it, we had a question!) Brenda and Callum couldn't have been more knowledgeable and were always on hand to help.We took the Caledonian Sleeper and were met in Aviemore by Mike and some of his team who had all of the canoeing and camping kit required. The weekend could not have run more smoothly. The canoes and camping kit were all in excellent condition and Mike had planned the perfect itinerary given what we were looking for on our trip.Mike's guidance and regular briefings about the river and rapids were reassuring and made for a really fun experience on the water. The wild camping was a real highlight as it was such a beautiful spot on an island in the river with space for a great evening around the camp fire.We will be booking another trip with IYE soon. 🙂
Steven FeatherSteven Feather
14:35 27 Jul 21
We had a fantastic hours archery tuition with the added bonus of there just being me and my wife. The instructor Kyle was great. Patient, knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely interested in us. By the end of the session we'd both improved. Brilliant fun. This was at Loch Long in the grounds of Forest Holidays.
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