Our first coasteering adventure

Coasteering is an adventurous activity at the seaside. Where you will explore places that most people will only photograph from the coastal path. You will get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful, rugged and exciting sections of coastline that Scotland has to offer, and it is on Edinburgh’s doorstep. Coasteering truly is taking your Scottish adventure to new heights!

Our first time coasteering at Shell Bay

My boyfriend and I are from the Hebrides and we came to Edinburgh and heard of Intrepidus Outdoors through a friend. We had experienced coasteering before in the Hebrides, and enjoyed it very much and thought it would be awesome to explore a new place on the east coast, so Intrepidus Outdoors seemed the perfect choice.

our first time coasteering in Edinburgh

Shell bay coasteering adventures

We met Ross and he gave us some pretty heavy duty and colourful wetsuits, boots, buoyancy aids, helmets and we were off to Shell Bay in Fife. We had never been to this part of Scotland before and after getting all kitted up we headed To the beach. We were met by beautiful scenery and coastline in front of us. Here Ross told us this is where we were going to explore.

We headed down to the beach to get a feel for the temperature of the water, yes it was cold but our wetsuits were surprisingly warm and comfortable.
We headed round under the cliffs and found a section where we explored a cave, we entered and then had to climb up and out of the back to get out, which was great fun.

adventuring on our first coasteering adventure

Having a closer look

There were little pot holes everywhere just like natural hot tubs carved out of the rock that we were chilling in and seeing which ones we could fit into. There were some small gullys and awesome cliffs to jump off. I was a little apprehensive of jumping off great heights but ross was there to encourage and support me. But we started at small ones and gradually got as big as I was comfortable with. When looking back at the distance we had coved, it didn’t seem like we had gone very far but there were so many nooks and crannies everywhere we could have been there all day exploring the coast, it was stunning.

A perfect day for a coasteering adventure

Exploring some of the caves while coasteering

We both had a fantastic day with Intrepidus Outdoors and can’t wait to go back to try out some of the other activities they provide.

Love Jen x

Who are we | Intrepidus Outdoors

Intrepidus Outdoors is an outdoor activities and adventure tourism provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in outdoor activities such as canyoning, mountain biking, and coasteering and deliver these across Scotland and the North of England.

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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Phone: 0131 357 1990
Email: info@intrepidusoutdoors.co.uk

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8:00 to 18:30
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