Let’s look at this week’s featured canyon, coming from the heart of Scotland!
Location: Cairngorm National Park, Scotland
Type of rock: Schist
Best time of the year to visit: April to November
Bruar is a very special place for canyoning in Scotland: its first full descent was over 15 years ago, and it’s one of the first canyoning venues opened in the UK. The canyon is based just inside the Cairngorm National Park, which is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The canyon itself has beautifully formed rock features and is surrounded by exquisite pine forests. The canyon is now used as a commercial canyoning venue as it has everything to offer the canyoneer, from smooth rock slides, to big jumps, caves and dramatic waterfalls. Due to the large catchment area, Bruar canyon can hold a lot of water and on some days can become very sporty for the experienced canyoneer.
Bruar canyon can be split into two sections: the Lower Bruar is a more relaxed trip, with lots of jumps, slides and white water swimming, it’s also very accessible and open. The Upper Bruar section is more advanced with a 25-meter waterfall, two tier slides and big jumps over 10 meters.
This is one of the top things to do in Scotland, if not the best! When you visit the country this should definitely be on your bucket list!
Canyon descent : +/- 3hrs
Access : 20 minutes by motorbike to parking lot, approach hiking to the start point 15-20 minutes, Return 30 minutes.
The Canyoning Company is an ICOpro Canyoneer Training Center and reference for canyoning in Scotland. They run daily trips at Bruar Canyon throughout the Scottish summer; you are guaranteed to have an amazing day with ICOpro Instructors George and Ben who are eager to provide a great experience to you and your friends!
Phone : 07725 813 729
Office : The Canyoning Company, Birnam,
Dunkeld, PH8 OB
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