WHAT IS IT?
Canyoning is a series of activities and a journey through and down one of our beautiful local canyons. A descent of one of our local canyons, with natural rock slides, waterfalls, plunge pools and rope lowers makes canyoning one of our most exciting activities. Steve and his team really are the pioneers of Scottish canyoning, continually seeking out different canyons to share with everyone that comes to join us. Try one and we guarantee you will want to come back and try the others.
WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED?
You have an experienced guide to take you through the canyon, the only thing you need to be able to do is swim. The minimum age for canyoning is 12 years old.
WHERE WE DO IT
We have a number of different canyons throughout Scotland but most are situated in the stunning area of Highland Perthshire. On the day, a decision on which canyon to use will be determined by size, age and fitness level of the group, unless a specific canyon has been requested.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
Shoes (that can get wet)
A Sense of Humour
Freespirits will provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, and helmet.
FALLS OF BRUAR
Bottom section, half-day
This canyon encompasses some nice jumps with a beautiful journey down the gorge
We make our way up the side of the canyon with a lovely walk through the woods overlooking the gorge to our entry point. To start the session we have a nice jump into a beautiful plunge pool, and then make our way down through the gorge using assited lowers, jumps, natural slides and gravity.
Ultimate Canyoning Day - top and bottom sections of falls of Bruar, full-day
Starting with a nice walk up to the top of the canyon section. Loads of jumps, lowers and slides to get us down to the bottom with a little snack break along the way. The pias de resistence is the abseil lower down a beautiful 65foot waterfall. Here you finish the lower in a big room behind the wall of water from the falls.
This is a nice open canyon with the jumps and floating sections well defined so if you prefer one or the other this is probably the site for you. We make our way down a nice open gorge swimming, scrambling and floating, enjoying the scenery along the way. There's some natural water flumes, a slab where we set up a slide and a plunge jacuzzi pool... then onto the jumping section.
In Killicrankie all the jumps are based around one calm section of river. We start with some smaller jumps and make our way up and around the gorge to different types of jumps.
Take on the top jump if you dare. At nearly 40 foot this is sure to get your juices going. The jump is off a pedestal type rock platform, where the scenery falls all around you.
Today my brother Bobby, sis in law Wendy, my son Daniel, my nieces Leanne and Nicola and finally myself, Lorraine would like to send a huge thank you for a most fun, amazing, thrilling and fantastically challenging team day we had when we went canyoning at the Falls of Bruar. A very special thanks to Dee and Jed, our guides, who were extremely professional, yet very relaxed, friendly and heaps of fun to share the experience with, they ensured we got the most of our day and certainly encouraged our enthusiasm for a challenge, whilst remaining our 100% safety at all times. As a result we will continue to use Freespirits with pleasure. And are already planning our next adventure with you and your team. We had used Freespirits last summer for rafting, which was great to see Jamie, our guide from last year, who also gave us a day to remember with antics on the Tay. Which we still talk and laugh about 🙂 It took us a year to return, due to commitments, however we will not be leaving it as long this time, and will be encouraging and recommending you to our friends so they can join us. We look forward to seeing the Freespirits team for more fun and adventure very soon.
Just wanted to let you guys know what a wonderful day we all had yesterday. We received a professionally organised day guided by your staff. We would like to convey a special thanks to both Jez and Al who accompanied us through the canyon, even the bravest of our group felt buoyed by their support and spirit. They both showed amazing people skills, I can qualify this as I was the sole coward of the group and required extra support and attention which they gave without hesitation. We will be back, maybe as a group, but definitely individually.