Hen Party Planning? Only in Edinburgh!

If you are the hen-party-planner and have your shit together…Transport? Done! Accommodation? Done! Restaurants? Done! Disco dancing?! Done and done-er!!! Yet, you are looking for that one final jewel to make your weekend away perfect… the star on the Christmas tree so to speak. This is the blog you want to read becuase WE ARE THAT STAR (full disclosure…you only want to read it if you like adventures and the outdoors. If you don’t, its got nothing for you :s)

Arbroath coasteering

Edinburgh has become an oasis for the Hen Parties, not only due to fantastic food, clubs and in being a stunning location but because outdoor experiences are on your doorstep. Those attractions are so varied that will satisfy even the most demanding bride and her lovely bridesmaids.  That is why this time we want to present the list of the most amazing adventures to do in Edinburgh – they will make you shudder with excitement.

Also it doesn’t hurt that they happen to be the experiences that we provide… 😉


Our first recommendation is Canyoning and for good reason! Canyoning is an undoubtedly thrilling experience for groups of active and adventurous ladies! This spectacular outdoor activity will have you and your squad literally jumping off cliffs and abseiling down waterfalls. Forget the excitement of “getting married”, canyoning will have your heart beating out your chest all day.

At Intrepidus Outdoors we use the Dollar canyon for our hen and stag adventures. It is the perfect place where you can experience impressive jumps, breathtaking waterslides, and astonishing abseils. And all within an hour drive of Edinburgh (which we provide included in the price of the trip 😮 ). This canyoning experience will complement your hen party weekend to Edinburgh perfectly

For more information about what is canyoning check out our “definitive guide to canyoning” equally if you want to hear about other peoples coasteering experiences read about “Gemma’s first canyoning adventure”. 


Coasteering is option number two in our list of hen party adventures. If you and your crew are of a mixed ability, but still looking to add a splash of excitement to your day, this is the acitvity for you.

Would you like to feel like a mermaid?

We use the beautiful Shell Bay for our hen and stag coasteering adventures because it is awesome and only 1 hour 10 from Edinburgh. During this experience we will cliff jump, swim in the sea and explore caves. A great chance to have an adventure with the bunch of your beloved girls.

For more information about what is coasteering check out our “What is coasteering blog?” equally if you want to hear about other peoples coasteering experiences read about “Jen’s first coasteering adventure”.

Remember if you just can’t choose if you want to go coasteering or canyoning first, our “Canyoning V Coasteering” blog should help you make your mind up.


For those who like an outdoor vibe, however, want to minimise the amount of falling through the air; canoeing is the adventure for you. This is an ideal way to explore the fantastic River Tweed stylishly. Perfect activity for those ladies who do not want to get their hair wet, but like the feeling of being a voyager. The views of the Tweed Valley are fantastic, and the waterways will astonish you with its beauty. What more you can ask for on the perfect day out?

Additionally, we want to mention that we also provide transport, so we collect you from your hotel and take to the adventure of your life. As an extra, we can prepare a delicious and freshly made breakfast or lunch for all of you so you can enjoy your day out without any worries; thus no one will stay peckish. For those who planned to spend a few days in Edinburgh, we have an excellent offer of 20% off if you book a second full day activity. All that only with Intrepidus Outdoors! 

To conclude, if you’re planning a hen party for your friend to Edinburgh, will welcome you with open arms and invite you to a wonderful world full of incredible emotions, adrenaline and fantastic moments which will remain with you forever.

More Information!

For the avid Intrepidus Outdoors blog readers amongst you, and members of the We Adventure Vertically community, you will all be well aware of our  Planner for a Hen Party in Edinburgh blog ;). However, if you are new to this website and planning an AWESOME hen party to Edinburgh, start by reading that article (linked above) because it is more general and much less self-promoting…

·      Bucket List for 2019: here

·      The best breakfast spots in Edinburgh: here

·      The best hotels and hostels in Edinburgh: here

·      Planning a Hen Party to Edinburgh: here

·      Edinburgh Stag Party Ideas: here

Who are Intrepidus Outdoors?

We are an adventure tourism provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in great outdoor activities including hill walking, canyoningcoasteering and canoeing. We deliver these adventures to different clients which include stag and hen groups and adults visiting Edinburgh. At Intrepidus we also like to provide interesting and informative blog posts about our experiences of Edinburgh! 

Intrepidus Outdoors

Intrepidus Outdoors specialises in Outdoor Activites Edinburgh. We are a adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland and the North of England. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer.

Mission Statment :

To deliver the highest quality adventurous experiences to entertain, thrill and inspire.

Outdoor Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

Our values reflect those of a business started by a small group of rock climbers and mountain bikers. The experiences that we have had adventuring, and our passion for the outdoors, has led us to choose a lifestyle dedicated to sharing our love for the outdoors with others. The approach that we take to the experiences that we provide, and the business that we run, is that of sustainability, and an unapologetic quest for quality.

For us at Intrepidus Outdoors, we recognise that our experiences kayaking in clean rivers, surfing on unpolluted beaches and climbing frozen waterfalls have contributed to who we are as people. Therefore, protecting the planet so that the next generation of adventurers can have their own experiences, is hugely important for us. We believe that for people, communities and businesses to make the choice to minimise their impact on our planet, they must first value the planet that we have. We feel that the best way for people to value our blue planet, is to have first hand quality experiences in nature. They can then see the beauty of a forest, feel the power of an ocean and learn to love what is outside our towns and cities, so that they then fight to protect them. We strive to through the products that we deliver make a small difference to peoples understanding of the impact that they have on our world.

Our experiences adventuring have made us who we are and Intrepidus Outdoors is a reflection of us. We provide real adventurous experience that we hope you will cherish.

Adventure Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

There are cities where stuff is happening all year round and where you will never get bored. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of these cities. It’s an extraordinary place, full of history, festivals, impressive architecture and plenty of attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention that we are located on the door step of so many amazing adventures and outdoor experiences.

We would like to introduce you to this extraordinary city, giving you a full range of possibilities that can be found north of the wall! Edinburgh has a huge dose of beautiful history, world-famous festivals, fantastic attractions, adrenaline fuled expereinces and great food. Edinburgh is calling you and you simply cannot refuse its invitation.

There are a many outdoor and adventurous experiences to be had in Edinburgh. If you are a thrill seeker visiting Edinburgh and interested in a canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking adventure in Scotland, Get In Touch!

Outdoor Adventures Scotland

It’s no secret that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the rural coastlines to vast mountain ranges, we have it all.

Whatever kind of experience you’re after you’re sure to find it here, so we’ve put together an adventurer’s guide to Scotland to help get you started. Our guide breaks down all the outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer and many more adventures to keep you entertained on your holdiay.

To read more check out our adventures guide to Scotland [here]

Check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventure with Intrepidus outdoors and to see what we do!


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