The Best Canyons in Scotland
Scotland is one of the outdoor and adventure capitals of the world, and canyoning is one of the fastest growing adventurous activities. This is the best canyons in Scotland, in our opinion – canyoning is what we do!
Canyoning is one of Scotland’s fastest growing adventurous activities and this is our list of the Best canyons in Scotland’s! Here is the Intrepidus Outdoors top 10 canyons in Scotland.
♯10 – Inchree Falls
Inchree Falls is located in Corran, a little south of Fort William on the West-Coast of Scotland. Inchree is one of the most popular canyons in Scotland and with jumps up to 10 meters, abseils and a cable zip-line; its popularity is for good reason that this why it is number 10 on our list of the best canyons in Scotland.
♯9 – The Mighty Nathrach Canyon
The Nathrach canyon is located in Kinlochleven and is one of the longest canyons in Scotland. Descending the Nathrach is quite the adventure with technical scrambles, great jumps and impressive abseils combined with some of the most beautiful geological features of any Scottish canyon. We highly recommend!
♯8 – Laggan Canyon
On the north shore of Loch Laggan, this canyon is a short walk-in with a playful descent. Warming up with some low angle toboggans and a couple of jumps thrown in for good measure. With only one abseil the Laggan canyon isn’t too technical which makes it great for beginners.
♯7 – Acharn Canyon
On the bank of Loch Tay, Acharn is an impressive canyoning adventure that is a must for every avid canyoner touring Scotland. The adventure begins as soon as you step into this canyon. While it is a short canyon every jump, slide and abseil is certainly sweet! The key feature of this canyon is one of the best natural waterslides in Scotland and an awesome 25-meter abseil to finish. An absolute canyoning must!
♯6 – Alva Canyon
Only 55 minutes from Edinburgh, the Alva canyon is a real adventure. Alva is a technical canyon with 6 great abseils that take you down waterfalls and through some truly incredible rock formations. This canyoning adventure is perfect for a day trip from Edinburgh and suited to enthusiasts with previous experience canyoning. The Alva canyon will not disappoint and its place in the top 10 canyons in Scotland is well deserved.
♯5 – Falls of Bruar
When we talk about the Falls of Bruar, we aren’t talking about getting in at the halfway point and floating and splashing your way down in your buoyancy aid, we mean descending the full big bad Falls of Bruar, from top to bottom.
Located on the Blair Athol Estate, the Falls of Bruar is an absolute beast of a canyon and undoubtedly one of the best in Scotland. This great Scottish canyon has jumps, abseils and slides galore. This adventurous experience is worth travelling from Edinburgh to experience, as it is beautiful and adrenaline fuelled in equal measure!
♯4 – The Grey Mare’s Tail
Now we are getting serious! The Grey mare’s tail is an absolute babe of a canyon. This bad boy is in Kinlochleven on the West Coast of Scotland and every step is awesome. The first slide that drops us into this Scottish canyon is awesome and the adventure just keeps going to finish with a 70-meter abseil. If you have a head for heights, love the outdoors and are looking for a real adventure, this canyon is for you!
♯3 – Dollar Falls
Now… Dollar isn’t the biggest, it isn’t the baddest, but in terms of a canyon that has everything that you could want… The Dollar canyon is one awesome experience. Dollar is only 45 minutes from Edinburgh, which makes it perfect for canyoning day trips from the city. This canyon is perfect for people with a sense of adventure that are new to canyoning, or experienced canyoner’s alike. If you are travelling to Edinburgh and fancy an outdoor activity outside this city, we thoroughly recommend a canyoning adventure down Dollar Falls.
♯2 – The Pharaoh Canyon
Moving on to the big boys… the Pharaoh Canyon is an absolute monster. This canyon is in the hills above Ardessie next to Little Loch Broom on the North West coast of Scotland. Pharaoh is a multi-pitch canyon that is as impressive as it is long. It is mainly made up of large technical abseils and the style of this canyon could be mistaken for one in Africa. The Pharaoh Canyon is real adventure that requires experience and skill to navigate safely.
♯1 – The Almighty Dundonnell
The Dundonnell canyon is without a doubt Scotland’s greatest canyon! Lets put this canyon in perspective, Dundonell starts with a 10 meter jump and this beauty doesn’t ease off until you are home and dry. Adventure down the Dundonell canyon will take you though some of the most impressive features and technical hydrology of any Scottish canyoning. This canyon for only experienced canyoneers.