Although the Scottish Schools are starting to go back to the old routine this week, there are still plenty of things to do at our activity locations across Scotland.  Whether you’re visiting the area on holiday or having a day out with the family, here are some awesome ideas for mini-adventures. Activities – Inverness &

Our latest newsletter (although first in our new guise as In Your Element) is now available to read online.  Use the following link to see what’s new in our world of outdoor adventures across Scotland.

Our latest newsletter is now available for all to read.  With news about expansion into the Scottish Central Belt, a 5* award for TreeZone, Off-road Segways, and a canoe expedition with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, there’s lots to read about.  Hope you enjoy!! Read our newsletter here and please do feel free to

Boots N Paddles recently ran a 3-day expedition for the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society as a way of raising some much needed funds for this worthy charity. One of our guides Ross Boardman was joined by Alice, Mary, Ioan and Pete (the fab fundraisers) and Pam from our office. Pam pulled together a few

Canoe sailing brings a new dimension to canoeing and is FUN! Having recently tried canoe sailing for the first time in May this year, I enjoyed it so much that I’ve just gone out and bought one. It’s not perhaps something that many ‘new-to-canoeing’ paddlers might consider doing, but it doesn’t have to be difficult

If you’re into the outdoors and need to know when to avoid the wind or indeed if you’re actively looking for windy conditions, then this website could be what you’re looking for.  XCWeather.co.uk provides up to date weather conditions, but in particular has a great overview of current and forecasted wind conditions.  We also like

Our very own Mike (Dunthorne) has just volunteered to step-in as a last minute replacement for a rather onerous challenge.  Mike will join Chris Ostler and attempt to paddle the full 96km of the Great Glen Canoe Trail, non-stop within 24 hours!!  Why would any sane person do this when we normally recommend to clients

I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

Thanks to Jim Krawiecki (Guardian.co.uk, Tue 1 Jul 2008) who gives us a quick guide round the best sea kayaking coastlines in Europe.  Scotland features in this list, unsurprisingly. Europe has a terrific variety of coastlines that offer differing sea kayaking experiences, both on our own shores and further afield. The UK arguably has the

This is the site where all paddlers including kayakers, canoeists, and rafters can find out what the river levels are in Scotland (including dam release information).  Kayaking conditions are calculated using river level guage data collected at regular intervals from SEPA.  If you didn’t know about it before then I hope this helps. Website link: