The Scottish summer is here and if you are a thrill seeker looking for your next adventure then you should try white water rafting in Scotland. Whether you enjoy the great outdoors or not this is an excellent challenge if you want to push yourself to your limits. It can also be great fun if you want to try a new outdoor activity in Scotland.
What is white water rafting?
It does exactly what it says on the tin, white water rafting or river rafting is a popular water based activity. People travel all over the UK and the world to try white water rafting in Scotland. Rafting is one of the most exciting river activities and it is suitable for those of all ages.
One thing that Scotland does not have a shortage of is water and at the most common area is in the highland Perthshire area, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry. To have a successful white water rafting trip you will need to be escorted by adventure consultants, you will also need rafts and personal safety equipment.
Those who design rafts takes into consideration water dynamics, manoeuvrability, and safety. White water rafts are engineered to handle everything the river can throw at them. As for personal safety you will most definitely need a life jacket and a wetsuit.
White Water Rivers in Scotland
Scotland has lots of white water rivers and if we were biased we would say some of the best. You will find rivers in any country, however, depending on the geology, terrain, weather etc. the way the river forms will be different. The one thing all rivers have in common is they flow out to the sea. Water flows over rocks and other natural features, this process creates water dynamics.
Vertical Descents: White Water Rafting
The Vertical Descents team is made up of adventure consultants who plan white water rafting trips in Scotland. By teaming up with Vertical Descents you will be able to experience white water rafting in Scotland at its finest. Vertical Descents offer trips from grade 2 through to technical and challenging class 5 rivers, all year round.
They says that they have “the best kit and expert guides will ensure your adventure into some of Scotland’s most spectacular and exciting rivers is truly unforgettable. We believe rafting is a sport for all and offer big bouncy family friendly rafting trips through to adrenaline fuelled, extreme rafting experiences”.
The Vertical Descents Team
Vertical Descents have a number of instructors who work across the UK. White water rafting is not the only service they provide they also take tourists coasteering and on via ferrata trips. Those who love the our doors will enjoy some of the best and most hidden spots in the UK. The Vertical Descents team have a wealth of rafting experience from all over the world from the Himalayas to the Highlands! All VD guides are qualified to International Rafting Federation (IRF) standards. Contact the white water rafting UK at VD for more details.