River Orchy with Splash White Water Rafting, Scotland UK
For those considering a winter white water rafting Orchy trip why not also consider our March and April Morocco long weekend rafting
Whole day - October to March Only
Maximum of 30 people on any day
£90pp includes a hot soup and bread lunch and chocolate bars. Rafting Photography also included
£20 deposit per person to book and balance to be paid 10 days before the trip date.
THIS IS A GRADE 3 to 5 RIVER
Situated in the heart of the Grampian mountains, in Argyle, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, lies Glen Orchy. This is a tranquil little glen, dotted with a couple of farms surrounded by steep, rugged mountains. It contains a dark secret, for here lays the river Orchy. In the summer it is a gentle trickle, but add typical Scottish weather from October onwards and the trickle grows into a raging torrent!
This is rafting at it's best! A 'full-on' alpine style river that has no respect for anyone daring to travel along it's twisting path. We at Splash have pioneered regular descents, both in high water and normal flows, down what is regarded as the UK's best rafting river. We have probably ran more trips on the Orchy the all other companies put together. If you are looking for the most challenging, exciting and pure adrenaline buzzing whitewater then this is for you!
Run as a day trip we cover ten miles of this river, running through nine major grade 3, 4 and 5 or rapids . Anyone wishing to raft this river must be able to move at fairly short notice to take advantage of the best possible conditions. This is not a river for the faint of heart, raft if you dare!!
This trip is recommended for individuals and groups who have rafted before or are water sports and adventure enthusiasts Strictly 18 years plus. Please check suitability with our office before booking this trip!
DATES For 2013/14
With 2013 near the end dates available on request
Last 2 weekends in January and every weekend in February and March 2014
THE RIVER ORCHY IS A RAIN FED POOL DROP RIVER, THEREFORE IT NEEDS RAIN TO BE IN CONDITION TO RAFT. WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO RAFT THE RIVER IF CONDITIONS ALOW. IF IT IS DEEMED TO LOW TO RAFT WE WILL DO A DAY OF ACTIVITY OF DUCKIES ON THE RIVER AWE AND BRIDGE SWINGING OF THE ORCHY BRIDGE. OR A DAY OF RAFTING ANOTHER RIVER AND RIVER BUGS
How this trip is run
Each Raft will have a qualified River Guide experienced on the Orchy and other grade 4 and 5 rivers. There will also be a safety kayaker in the river. The trip also has a safety vehicle that follows the trip and a photographer that follows the trip.
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOVE BEFORE ENQUIRING
Once you have watched the above video please watch the one below as this is what the weather was like this year 2009
Winter Orchy Rafting
During the summer months in Scotland the River Tummel is the best white water rafting river. New for 2010 for those rafting on the Tummel on a Saturday will be given chance to run the Orchy on the Sunday if rainfall allows. We measured it last year and we could have ran the river Orchy several times in summmer 2009 due to heavy summer rain. Therefore if this happens again Splash will try our hardest to be flexible and run summer trips if we can on this great river.
Toby taking his crew to a place the sun does not shine on the Orchy
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