Outdoor Activities Fort William and Fort Augustus
Active Highs offer a fantastic range of outdoor activities near Fort William and Fort Augustus. Our activity centre is based on Loch Oich which is part of the Caledonian Canal system and the Great Glen Way and an ideal location for water sports on the loch such as canoeing and kayaking. We are also situated just a few miles away from two rivers which we use for white water rafting, scenic river rafting and canoe trips. Our natural landscape is also fantastic for outdoor activities such as canyoning, gorge walking, rock climbing and mountaineering.
Thousands of people enjoy outdoor activities in Fort William every year which is know as the Outdoor Capital of the U.K. and the home of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the U.K. There is a huge variation of outdoor activities in the area with the natural landscape turning into a natural playground.
From beginner to expert, 2 hours to multi-day expeditions. Canoe trips and canoeing experiences in Scotland near Fort William, Fort Augustus and Inverness on Loch Oich, Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Great Glen.
Experience the thrill and adrenaline of one the fastest growing adventure sports in the UK, canyoning in Scotland! Jump from rocks and cliffs, slide down flumes into deep pools, scramble, climb and abseil over watefalls to descend the canyon.
Enjoy a half day introduction to rock climbing and abseiling or take on a full day climbing course where you will learn the ropes and a lot more. Private mountain guiding service and guided Ben Nevis walks and climbs also available.
Fun, wet, and adventurous, that’s gorge walking in Scotland! Scramble up and down small waterfalls, wade & swim through pools & enjoy some small jumps from rocks (if you like!). Are you up for the challenge ?
Introductory 2 hour trips and fun sessions, half & full day guided kayak trips and multi day expeditions in the Great Glen, sea kayak trips with stunning scenery and wildlife on Scotland’s north west coast.
From first experience 1 night canoe and camping trips to multi day expeditions along the Great Glen Canoe Trail, River Spey or sea kayaking adventures off the west coast of Scotland . Wild camping, camp cooking, living from your boat and immersing yourself in your surroundings!
Enjoy a scenic introduction to river rafting in the Great Glen that finishes in Loch Ness. There are optional fun games along the way, especially for families with younger children or groups of young people.
Enjoy some quality time with family or friends on a self catering activity holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Choose from 7 nights, 4 nights or weekend activity breaks in 2 bed self catering chalet based 10 miles from Fort William.
Take on the river and rapids of a Highland river in our inflatable white water kayaks! Get closer to the action and get to grips with learning the skills required to run the river under guidance from our instructors.
Experience white water rafting! From gentle family fun trips to adrenaline pumping grade 3 & 4 white water action! Weekly dam releases of water from March till October, the best guaranteed white water rafting in Scotland!