Walkabout Scotland
Awesome Arran

Highlands Adventure Weekend

Just a couple of hours from Edinburgh, Highland Perthshire has much to offer in the way of adventurous activities. The Munros have some of the widest views in Scotland, Loch Tay has stunning surroundings for canoeing and canyoning at the Falls of Bruar is a totally unforgettable experience. All followed by great food and whisky tastings!

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Detailed Itinerary
Thursday: Arrival and Shiehallion - Departing from Edinburgh, we travel northwards for a couple of hours to Highland Perthshire where we leave our luggage at the hotel before heading a short distance to Shiehallion. One of the easier Munros, Shiehallion has one of the widest views and a distinctive conical shape, viewed from the post-walk pub at Loch Rannoch.
10km/6 miles, 731m/2400ft, well maintained trail

We then head to our hotel in the village of Dunkeld for a great meal.

Friday: Canoeing on Loch Tay and Road Cycling - In the morning, we will canoe with experienced guides on Loch Tay, fantastic scenery overlooked by the Ben Lawers range and Tarmachan Ridge and after a cafe lunch, we will road bike along tranquil Glen Lyon to Fortingall, site of the Fortingall Yew, which at at least 2000 years old is one of the oldest trees in Europe.
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Saturday: Canyoning - The Falls of Bruar is Scotland's premier commercial canyoning venue. Our guides are the local pioneers of this relatively new outdoor adventure sport and have world class training. The gorge itself is surrounded by old growth Scots pine and manicured Georgian landscaping complete with folly bridge. The canyoning is has all the features of a major expedition; jumps, flumes and exhilarating waterfall abseils. All in a relatively short distance. Quality equipment (wetsuits, crayoning boots, helmets, harnesses) is provided.
Afterwards, we will have time to visit one of the local distilleries before heading for our final night's dinner.

Sunday: Relaxation and travel to Edinburgh - after breakfast, there will be time for a short relaxing walk around Dunkeld and time to sample one of the quality local cafes before heading to Edinburgh, arriving mid afternoon.

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Accommodation and Meals
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening meals are included. These will be two courses at a local restaurant or pub or the hotel itself.
Accommodation will be three star hotel or higher in the villages of Dunkeld or Pitlochry. Room are twin share or double as required. Single rooms are available on request.

Grading of Walks
The activities throughout this tour we class as “Challenging” – suitable for people of good fitness who enjoy walking or the outdoors but who needn’t necessarily have any previous hiking, canoeing or canyoning experience. Shiehallion is over 700m of ascent as we start on the shoulder of the mountain. Moderate fitness is required for the Glen Lyon although this is mostly downhill. The canoeing and canyoning instructors will advise fitness levels before the activities commence. Please see our full itinerary above - if you have any questions, please contact us before booking.

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