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Outdoor activities Edinburgh, the perfect adventurous addition to a visit to Scotland!

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Outdoor activities and adventures in Edinburgh and across Scotland. From cliff jumping to mountain climbing, we provide outdoor adventures that will entertain, excite and thirll your group.

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Outdoor activities
Edinburgh


Travelling to Edinburgh with a group of friends or Family? Need a break from wondering around castles and museums? Look no further! You can spend the day adventuring outside Edinburgh with Intrepidus Outdoors.

Edinburgh is a very popular destination. It has it all; culture, fine food, castles, great pubs and museums, as well as evening entertainment. However, another reason that is bringing more and more groups of friends and families to Edinburgh, is its easy access to real outdoor experiences.  This is something that seperates Edinburgh from almost every other city in the UK. It has real adventurous activities on its doorstep.

An adventurous activity, such as canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking is the perfect outdoor experience to complement your trip to Edinburgh. You choose your adventure and we will do the rest! Intrepidus Outdoors offer the best outdoor adventure activities for adults in and around Edinburgh. Get in touch with us today to plan your action-packed day full of extreme fun and excitement.

Booking Process for Outdoor Activities Edinburgh

At Intrepidus Outdoors we provide private day trips tailored specifically to your adrenaline seeking friends on a visit to Edinburgh. Our adults groups package includes door to door transport in one of our fancy minibuses, all technical equipment (e.g. wetsuits, harness, helmets, and technical footwear), catering on request, free photos, experienced instructors and real adventurous experiences and outdoors activities.

You choose from our list of adventurous experiences that will entertain, excite or thrill you and your friends. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking. Any of these adventurous expereinces are the perfect way to spend the day when visiting Edinburgh.

1. Pick the activity of your choice (canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking)

2. Reserve your booking for just £100

3. Let us know where you would like collecting from, and at what time

4. We will collect you from your door in one of our minibuses

5. Catering provided on request

6. Our experienced instructors will take you on an adventure then drop you back to your hotel

On the day of your activity, we will collect you in our minibus from your hotel or a convenient Edinburgh location, and drive you to one of the great venues that we use. We will then take you on a vertical adventure where you will ride, jump, abseil or slide.

We will tailor your adventure to exactly what you and your friends need. If you are looking to challenge yourselves and go big off the high jumps, its done, but friends with limits that are a little lower can also be challenged. We will return you to your hotel, having earned a beer or two.

Schedule
09:30 Collection from Edinburgh
10:30 Arrival at outdoor adventure venue
10:44 Safety Brief / Kitted up
11:00 Adventure Begins
14:30 Back to the mini bus
15:00 Lunch + Drinks
16:00 Home for dancing
What is included?

Transport

Qualified Instructors

Free Photos

All Technical Equipment

Discounts for group bookings

More information about outdoor activities from Edinburgh

At Intrepidus Outdoors we provide private day trips tailored specifically to your adrenaline seeking groups, on a visit to Edinburgh. Our adventure package includes door to door transport in one of our fancy minibuses, all technical equipment (e.g. wetsuits, harness, helmets, and technical footwear), catering, free photos, experienced instructors and a real adventurous activity.

We provide coasteering, canyoning and mountain bike adventures, tailored to adult groups looking to experience Scotland from an exhilarating new perspective. We collect you from your hotel, provide all technical equipment and experienced instructors to make sure you have a great day.

If you are looking for additional information about  adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of blogs:

  • Top 10 canyons in Scotland: 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
  • Stag Party Outdoor Adventures Edinburgh Essentials: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor  adventures with Intrepidus Outdoors!

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Price


  • Open sessions – From £95 per person
  • Groups (6+) – From £85 per person
  • Groups (14+) – From £75 per person
  • Reserve adventure for £100 deposit

Details


  • Full day adventure
  • Transport included from Edinburgh
  • Open and private tours daily
  • Door to door service
  • All technical equipment provided
  • Families welcome
  • Pictures free

Outdoor activities
Edinburgh


Travelling to Edinburgh with a group of friends or Family? Need a break from wondering around castles and museums? Look no further! You can spend the day adventuring outside Edinburgh with Intrepidus Outdoors.

Edinburgh is a very popular destination. It has it all; culture, fine food, castles, great pubs and museums, as well as evening entertainment. However, another reason that is bringing more and more groups of friends and families to Edinburgh, is its easy access to real outdoor experiences.  This is something that seperates Edinburgh from almost every other city in the UK. It has real adventurous activities on its doorstep.

An adventurous activity, such as canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking is the perfect outdoor experience to complement your trip to Edinburgh. You choose your adventure and we will do the rest! Intrepidus Outdoors offer the best outdoor adventure activities for adults in and around Edinburgh. Get in touch with us today to plan your action-packed day full of extreme fun and excitement.

Booking Process for Outdoor Activities Edinburgh

At Intrepidus Outdoors we provide private day trips tailored specifically to your adrenaline seeking friends on a visit to Edinburgh. Our adults groups package includes door to door transport in one of our fancy minibuses, all technical equipment (e.g. wetsuits, harness, helmets, and technical footwear), catering on request, free photos, experienced instructors and real adventurous experiences and outdoors activities.

You choose from our list of adventurous experiences that will entertain, excite or thrill you and your friends. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking. Any of these adventurous expereinces are the perfect way to spend the day when visiting Edinburgh.

1. Pick the activity of your choice (canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking)

2. Reserve your booking for just £100

3. Let us know where you would like collecting from, and at what time

4. We will collect you from your door in one of our minibuses

5. Catering provided on request

6. Our experienced instructors will take you on an adventure then drop you back to your hotel

On the day of your activity, we will collect you in our minibus from your hotel or a convenient Edinburgh location, and drive you to one of the great venues that we use. We will then take you on a vertical adventure where you will ride, jump, abseil or slide.

We will tailor your adventure to exactly what you and your friends need. If you are looking to challenge yourselves and go big off the high jumps, its done, but friends with limits that are a little lower can also be challenged. We will return you to your hotel, having earned a beer or two.

Schedule
09:30 Collection from Edinburgh
10:30 Arrival at outdoor adventure venue
10:44 Safety Brief / Kitted up
11:00 Adventure Begins
14:30 Back to the mini bus
15:00 Lunch + Drinks
16:00 Home for dancing
What is included?

Transport

Qualified Instructors

Free Photos

All Technical Equipment

Discounts for group bookings

More information about outdoor activities from Edinburgh

At Intrepidus Outdoors we provide private day trips tailored specifically to your adrenaline seeking groups, on a visit to Edinburgh. Our adventure package includes door to door transport in one of our fancy minibuses, all technical equipment (e.g. wetsuits, harness, helmets, and technical footwear), catering, free photos, experienced instructors and a real adventurous activity.

We provide coasteering, canyoning and mountain bike adventures, tailored to adult groups looking to experience Scotland from an exhilarating new perspective. We collect you from your hotel, provide all technical equipment and experienced instructors to make sure you have a great day.

If you are looking for additional information about  adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of blogs:

  • Top 10 canyons in Scotland: 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
  • Stag Party Outdoor Adventures Edinburgh Essentials: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor  adventures with Intrepidus Outdoors!

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Choose your experience

Canyoning Edinburgh

Canyoning is Scotland’s ultimate adventure; the perfect experience for those groups that don’t just want to be pushed to the edge, but want to jump straight off it! The canyoning package will guide you down the incredible Dollar canyon. This canyon has great jumps, superb waterslides and awesome abseils. Dollar truly has everything you would want in a canyoning adventure.

  • £95 per person (8+) [Inc Transport]
  • £90 per person (8+) [No Transport]
  • £105 per person open sessions
  • Transport Included
  • 45 minutes from Edinburgh
  • Jumps, slides and abseils!

Hill Walking

The Scottish mountains are incredible and the only way to explore them is by putting on your walking boots and heading out on foot. The Intrepidus Outdoors guided hill walking day trips will collect you from Edinburgh and take you to explore one of Scotland's most beautiful mountains. A must for any hillwalker visiting Edinburgh who wants to explore Scotland.

  • £105 per person (6+)
  • £130 per person (2-5)
  • Private Trips from £575 per day
  • Transport Included
  • 1 hour 30 from Edinburgh
  • Explore the Scottish mountains

Coasteering Edinburgh

Coasteering takes exploring the Scottish coastline to the extreme. Cliff jumps, waves, scrambling, sea swimming and navigating caves. The coasteering package will take you to Shell Bay, a perfectly placed adventure on a stretch of atmospheric Scottish coastline. Coasteering at Shell Bay is a perfect adventurous activity for all abilities. This adventurous experience is a thrilling way to spend the day outside Edinburgh.

  • £95 per person (8+) [Inc Transport]
  • £90 per person (8+) [No Transport]
  • Open sessions from £105 per person
  • Transport Included
  • 1 hour 10 from Edinburgh
  • Jumps from 2 up to 8 meters

National 3 Peaks Challenge

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular and demanding outdoor challenges in the UK.  It involves summiting Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the English Lake District and Snowdon in Wales. This is a serious and physically demanding challenge that involves 25 miles of walking in around 14+ hours, with 10 hours of travelling in between.

  • Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon
  • 1 and 3 day challenge
  • 25 miles of walking
  • 9500 ft of vertical ascent
  • Private and open groups
  • £599 per person
  • Minimum group size - 8

Canoeing Edinburgh

Canoeing is a great outdoor experience and the perfect way to explore the Scottish waterways in style. Our canoeing day trip from Edinburgh to the terrific River Tweed is a great day out. The Intrepidus Outdoors canoe trip to The River Tweed is the perfect canoeing tour for people looking for their first river canoeing experience, and for people with previous canoeing experience alike.

  • £100 per person (8+)
  • £120 per person (4-7)
  • Transport Included
  • 45 minutes from Edinburgh
  • Explore Scotland in Style!

3 Peaks in 3 Days

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular and demanding outdoor challenges in the UK.  It involves summiting Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the English Lake District and Snowdon in Wales. This is a serious and physically demanding challenge that involves 25 miles of walking in around 14+ hours, with 10 hours of travelling in between.

  • Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon
  • 3 day challenge
  • 25 miles of walking
  • 9500 ft of vertical ascent
  • Private and open groups
  • £899 per person
  • Minimum Group - 6

Mountain Biking

Whether riding the rocks, roots or ruts; the Scottish trail centres will have your heart beating out of your chest all day! The mountain biking package will take you to ride the famous Glentress Forest. Glentress is probably Scotland’s most well-known of the Scottish trail centre’s and for good reason. Pristine trails located in the spectacular Tweed Valley. A must for any keen mountain bikers.

  • £140 per person (8+)
  • Transport Included
  • 50 minutes from Edinburgh
  • Ride one of Scotland’s best trail centres
  • The best equipment is standard for us

Canoe Expeditions

Intrepidus Outdoors canoe-tripping experiences will take you on a 3 or 5-day journey along some of the most beautiful lochs and rivers that Scotland has to offer. The multi-day canoeing adventures that we provide are an opportunity to explore Scotland’s wilderness in style. Choose from the three different canoe expeditions that we deliver to make your Scottish canoeing adventure perfect.

  • Loch Awe, The Great Glen Way and River Spey
  • From £400 per person (Wild Camping)
  • From £600 per person (Bed and Breakfasts)
  • Private and open trips

Why choose us


Adventurous experiences with Intrepidus Outdoors

  • Top quality adventure tours, based in Edinburgh

  • The best equipment is standard for us

  • Excellent trip advisor reviews

  • Professionally qualified and experienced instructors

  • Transport from Edinburgh included

  • Secure your booking for just £100

Intrepidus Outdoors – Adventures Edinburgh, Scotland!

Intrepidus Outdoors is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and specialises in Outdoor Activities. We are an adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. However, we also operate out of Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed ValleyPerth, Fort William, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.

We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer. Through our MY Adventure (Edinburgh) brand we are also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people. These expeditions are through the disciplines of hill walking as well as canoeing. 


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!


Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is a fantastic destination with a rich history, stunning architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. Here are 11 reasons why Edinburgh is a great city to visit with friends:

  1. Historic Architecture: Edinburgh is known for its historic and impressive architecture. Explore the medieval Old Town, with its narrow alleys and the iconic Edinburgh Castle perched on Castle Rock. The contrasting Georgian New Town offers elegant streets and squares.

  2. Edinburgh Castle: Dominating the city’s skyline, Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit. Explore the various sections of the castle, learn about its history, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its vantage points.

  3. Royal Mile: The Royal Mile is the main street of the Old Town, running from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It’s lined with shops, pubs, and street performers, making it a lively and entertaining stroll.

  4. Festivals: Edinburgh is famous for its festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. If you visit during August, you’ll be treated to a vibrant atmosphere with countless performances, events, and shows.

  5. Scenic Views: Climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano located in Holyrood Park, for breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. It’s a great place for a hike or a picnic with friends.

  6. Cultural Museums: Edinburgh boasts several excellent museums, including the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Edinburgh, and the Scottish National Gallery. These institutions offer a diverse range of exhibits, from art and history to science and technology.

  7. Whisky Tasting: Scotland is renowned for its whisky, and Edinburgh is a great place to sample some of the finest Scotch whiskies. Explore local pubs and whisky bars to experience the rich and varied world of Scottish spirits.

  8. Haunted History: Edinburgh is known for its haunted history, and there are various ghost tours that take you through the city’s spookiest spots. It’s a fun and eerie way to learn about the darker side of Edinburgh’s past.

  9. Dynamic Arts Scene: The city has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous theaters, galleries, and performance spaces. Whether you’re into traditional or contemporary arts, you’re likely to find something that suits your tastes.

  10. Friendly Atmosphere: Scots are known for their friendliness, and you’ll likely find the welcoming atmosphere extends to the city itself. The friendly locals and the convivial ambiance of Edinburgh make it an excellent destination for a memorable trip with friends.

  11. Outdoor Activities on your Doorstep: Edinburgh is on the edge of the Pentland Hills, Ochil Hills, East Lothian, the East Neuk of Fife and a hour and a half drive from the Cairngorm National Park. We deliver outdoor adventures, activities and exciting pursuits to all of these amazing locations. 

Outdoor Adventures Scotland.

We operate out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed ValleyPerth, Fort William, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.

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 holiday.

Scotland’s allure for outdoor adventures is rooted in its unparalleled natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From the rugged peaks of the Scottish Highlands to the tranquil shores of its countless lochs, the country provides a stunning backdrop for a myriad of outdoor activities. Hikers can traverse historic trails like the West Highland Way, while mountaineers are drawn to the challenge of scaling iconic peaks such as Ben Nevis. The expansive coastline and intricate network of rivers offer opportunities for water enthusiasts, from thrilling white-water rafting to peaceful kayaking. Scotland’s commitment to preserving its wilderness allows for accessible exploration, inviting both seasoned adventurers and casual nature lovers alike. With a rich cultural heritage woven into its landscapes, including ancient castles and historic sites, Scotland stands as an exceptional destination for those seeking not just outdoor excitement, but a profound connection with the untamed beauty of the natural world.

Moreover, Scotland’s outdoor appeal extends to its diverse range of activities, accommodating adventurers with varying interests and skill levels. Cyclists can navigate scenic routes, taking in the breathtaking views of rolling hills and coastal panoramas. As winter blankets the land, the Cairngorms and Glencoe transform into playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders, offering a thrilling winter sports experience. Wildlife enthusiasts find solace in the country’s natural habitats, where red deer roam freely, eagles soar overhead, and seals bask along the rugged shoreline. The proximity of Edinburgh, the capital city, further enhances the Scottish adventure, providing a seamless transition from urban exploration to the untamed wonders that lie just beyond its borders. In every season, Scotland’s outdoor wonders beckon, promising a tapestry of experiences that blend natural splendor with a rich tapestry of history and culture.

MY Adventure and Intrepidus Outdoors are adventure tours and outdoor experience providers, both based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in private and open canyoningcoasteeringmountain biking and hill walking tours, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland. We are also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people.

If you are looking for additional information about adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of blogs:

  • Welcome to Edinburgh- A guide to the Scottish Capital: here
  • 6 steps to being happy like a Scot: here 
  • Adventures guide to Scotland: here
  • You’ll never get bored in Edinburgh: here 
  • Best Budget Hotels and Hostels Edinburgh: here 
  • Hen Party Adventures Edinburgh: here
  • Stag Party Outdoor Adventures Edinburgh Essentials: here
  • Best Restaurants in Edinburgh: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the our  Trip AdvisorYoutube channelVisit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventures with us! Equally, if there is any gear that you would like us to review, drop us a DM.

Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Adventures from Edinburgh!

What are the best outdoor activities in and around Edinburgh?

Canyoning, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Canoeing and Rock Climbing!

Is Edinburgh a good venue for adventures?

Edinburgh is on the doorstep of incredible locations for outdoor adventures. Only a short minibus ride and you are in world class venues for coasteering, canyoning, mountain biking and hiking.

Are your adventures suitable for beginners?

Yes. Our outdoor adventures are great for everyone!

Do you provide all the equipment?

We provide all technical equipment for your outdoor adventures with us. This includes canyoning and coasteering boots!

Is Edinburgh good to visit?

Yes. Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit, offering a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Is Edinburgh expensive?

If you live in the south of England, No. If you live in the Midlands or the North of England, Yes.

How much is a pint in Edinburgh?

Between £4 and £6

Do you collect us from our hotel for adventure tours?

Yes. On our private adventure tours we collect clients from their hotels.

Where do you collect open group tours from?

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station – The Market Street Entrance.

What is the age range of your adventures?

Open groups 14+. Private groups all ages!

How extreme are your outdoor adventure tours?

Canyoning and coasteering has jumps up to 10meters and the canyoning has waterfall abseiling uptimes 17 meters. So you tell us?!

How much are your adventure tours?

Days trips from £95 per person including transport.

What is the most popular outdoor adventure from Edinburgh?

Canyoning. People LOVE canyoning. We also love canyoning!

Do you take pictures?

Yes. All instructors will take pictures with their iPhones and GoPro’s. They will send them to you after the adventure.

What is your favourite outdoor activity?

Our team like lots of different adventures! Some like the extreme trips like canoeing while others like the more mellow tours like canoeing.

How are your trip advisor review so good?

We aim the exceed the expectations of our clients on all our outdoor adventure tours from Edinburgh!

Where do you run adventure tours from?

We operate out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed Valley, Perth, Fort William, Bruar, Dollar, Alva, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.  .

What are your group sizes for private outdoor adventure tours?

Between 8 and 80!

Do you provide transport for your outdoors experiences?

Yes! We have a National Operators License to operate our own fleet of 17 seater minibuses.

Who is the best adventure tour provider in Edinburgh?

With over 350 5star TripAdvisor reviews the Intrepidus team aims to exceed our customers expectations in every trip!

What provider runs the best outdoor experiences in Scotland?

Intrepidus Outdoors run canyoning, coasteering and hiking almost every day and we have over 350 5star TripAdvisor reviews!

Location


Unit 2/2
Edlin Industrial Estate
Edgefield Road
Loanhead
EH20 9QX

Contact


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

Opening hours


Mon - Fri
8:00 to 18:30
Sat & Sun
8.30 to 19.30