The BBC’s Springwatch is one way to enjoy nature.
Although many would argue that sitting on the sofa doesn’t really get you up close. Or anywhere near.
Go nose to nose with Scotland’s beautiful scenery with today’s Big Deal on an exhilarating gorge walk and river tubing experience with outdoors specialists Action Adventure Activities.
Slip on your wetsuit, don the buoyancy aid and helmet and prepare to get to know Scotland’s river system intimately.
The Big Deal option one offers one person a gorge walking and river tubing experience of around two to three hours duration with Action Adventure Activities in Stirling.
Option two is for two people.
Both options are available Friday to Monday, from the start of April to the end of June 2018.
There is a minimum age of ten for participants.
Scrambling and tubing
Based out of Easterhill Farm, on the picturesque edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Action Adventure Activities have plenty of experience running a wide range of outdoor activities.
The area’s spectacular landscape of mountains and lochs provides an atmospheric backdrop for this exciting gorge walk and river tubing adventure.
Your walking and tubing adventure will begin in the relatively calm waters of a local river, where the guides will test your balance and nerve before the river speeds up.
You will scramble upstream, challenging the river’s flow, before attempting some smaller jumps. Once you have gained some confidence in the river you will finish by riding some rapids in your large inflatable tube.
For an idea of what to expect, check out this video.
The experience is conducted in groups of up to 12 participants. River tubes will be shared between participants.
Health and safety is always a priority at Action Adventure Activities and all the instructors are trained to relevant National Governing Body standards.
The necessary safety equipment, including wet suits (you can bring your own if preferred), helmets and buoyancy aids will be issued and demonstrated prior to starting your activity.
Lots of people have been quick to write on TripAdvisor about the various activities they enjoyed with Action Adventure Activities:
‘Gorge walking and river tubing. Got given this as a gift from my sister. Was with much trepidation that we arrived at the farm but the staff put us totally at ease. Got kitted out and transported to the site where the experienced guides talked us through a variety of manoeuvres. Really enjoyed our day despite the bumps, bruises and cuts! Would highly recommend.’
‘Fun for all. Enjoyed a lovely sunny day with a group of friends at Action Adventures. Warm friendly staff in a beautiful location. Enjoyed several activities.’
‘Good experience with excellent instructor. A well enjoyed Christmas gift. This was a Christmas gift from my kids and it was great fun and something different. Nice staff too.’
Great Christmas gift
This Big Deal is ideal for anyone keen to taste the thrill of gorge walking and river tubing.
It would also make a great family day out, with invigorating river adventures creating plenty of memories to treasure.
And, if you have a nature-lover in your life, this Big Deal would be a wonderful Christmas present.
Springwatch on the sofa. Or face to face with some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery?