Canyoning is one of Nae Limits most popular activities, along with White Water Rafting and River Tubing. On the nearby Falls of Bruar, our Canyoning activities involve big slides and splashes as you navigate one of Perthshire’s most beautiful waterfalls. But what actually is Canyoning, and is it the activity for me? Read on to find out more..
The Nae Limits Definition of Canyoning
Canyoning, also sometimes known as Canyoneering, is the navigation and exploration of a mountain gorge via a series of waterfalls and pools. It’s an outdoor sport that’s suitable for every age and ability as long as you are brave enough to take the plunge.
The canyon in question is really a natural gorge that has been carved out of the side of a mountain by strong water currents from rivers or streams. This can create deep crevice’s within the rock leading to steep declines and even waterfalls! These waterfalls If carved out smoothly enough form natural toboggans or, as the everyday man may call them, slides into the pooling water below.
A number of different techniques are used in Canyoning and these can include abseiling, rapelling, rock climbing and bouldering, hiking, swimming, sliding and jumping. When canyoning you can reach points along the mountain face and in the water that usually could not be explored from the land. This means you can have exclusive access to some of the most magical pools and waterfalls that many do not know the location of.
Canyoning difficulty ranges depending on the route you take, it’s location and the time of year you choose to take part in your expedition. In the summer months when the water level is lower, there are more opportunities for sliding and climbing along the gorge, where as in the cooler months when the water level is higher, you can expect to take part in more cliff jumping and swimming.
Canyoning with Nae Limits
We currently offer three different canyoning routes, with a fourth opening up for 2023. Most of our Canyoning expeditions are carried out at various points in the Falls of Bruar waterfalls, but we also have one expedition on Dollar Canyon.
Lower Bruar Canyoning
The Lower Falls of Bruar is the perfect place to begin your Canyoning journey. This Canyoning experience has it all, from jumps to slides, expect to get wet and have loads of fun as you descend this spectacular canyon. Nae Limits will ensure this is a Canyoning experience you will never forget. Prices start at £65pp for a half day session and it is available for those aged 12 years plus.
Upper Bruar Canyoning
The Upper Falls Canyoning trip is the ultimate canyoning experience. This steeper and deeper section of Bruar Falls finds you committed to a stunning journey down a series of incredible waterfalls that include two tier slides and technical cliff jumps. You and your fellow canyoners will abseil from a 22m waterfall and explore the base of the deep ravine. So if you’re confident with heights and looking for the next level up then this is the Canyoning adventure for you. Prices start at £70pp with a minimum age requirement of 14.
Dollar Canyon is great for beginners or intermediates and is just 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Dollar canyon is very accessible and holds some awesome features; jumps up to 5 meters, epic natural water flumes and many waterfalls (the most jaw-dropping being the two-tier waterfall over 25 meters!). Prices start at £85pp with a minimum age of 12 years.
Coming soon for 2023 is the Big Bruar Canyoning Expedition. More details to follow in the coming months so make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to be notified when this activity launches.