THE RIVER TAY
The perfect introduction to white water rafting, beginning as it does on the meandering gentle water of Aberfeldy and culminating in a descent of the famous rapids at Grandtully, home of The Freespirits Outdoor Company and Scottish Rafting.
The perfect trip for all, families, individuals and groups alike.
We also have a beautiful onsite restaurant for refreshments and food after your trip, the perfect opportunity to relax in view of the rapids you have just run and chat about your adventure.
ABOUT THE RIVER
The Tay begins its course in the village of Kenmore where it flows out of Loch Tay. In fact there are several tributaries which run into the loch, but they have different names (Rivers Fillan, Dochart and Lochay). The river is already quite large by our standards.
It has a typical flow in excess of 100 cubic meters per second in Kenmore. By the time it reaches Perth the River Tay has the highest flow of any river in the UK. The stretch we run is the Aberfeldy-Grandtully run and is six miles long, culminating in a descent of the national white water slalom section at Grandtully.
Thank you all for for a great day on the Tay. The staff were all great fun, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thanks to Dee, Jack and Calum for their great instruction. The pictures are all excellent (if a little unflattering!) and captured the spirit of the trip. We will definately be back next year to try the Tummel. So look out For my part I would like to thank, most sincerely, Andy, my 'mentor', up on the gantry who realised my absolute fear of heights and who gave me space, time and lots of calm encourangement before I finally 'let go'. No rush, no come on you're holding everyone up, but a 'when you're ready... take your time to get it together' kind of attitude. It was also kind of him to shout encourangement as I decended. I make no bones about it, I was terrified, but with Andy's encouragement I made it. Please pass my deap gratitude on to this kind man - I'm sure he will remember me for all the wrong reasons. Thank you to all your team for making it happen and for all the fabulous contributions you helped raise for all the good causes. My son in law had a stroke in January and is now making a recovery to near normality, the treatment he received is in part I'm sure due to your good works, thank you.