White Water Rafting on the River Findhorn, Aviemore, Scotland. A river for the adventurous 18+ age limit. The best section of river in the UK for both white water and stunning scenery.
The River Findhorn has the record for the largest recorded flow in the UK, this happened in the flood of 1970. A river with a history of flooding back in 1829 the river filled the valley, 200 yards wide to a level of 50 feet above the normal height of the water. This thought to be the largest UK flood ever!
This section of the River Findhorn is a full day trip. It is a once in lifetime rafting experience. The river takes you through what has been said the most exquisitely picturesque and exciting stretch of the river in the land. This section drops steeply for around 3.5 miles (5.5km) starting just below the misnamed Randolphs Leap, an opening of rocks, roughly eight feet in width, tearing its way amid granite cliffs dashing over great boulders and swirling foaming pools.
We negotiate a couple of minor rapids and an island before passing Logie Estate House and dropping into the intimidating yet spectacular gorge. Major rapids such as the Side Winder, Triple Falls, Cork Screw as well as the Slot have to be negotiated. You then pass under evidence from the last major high water, which has left a 30 foot long 5 foot thick Caledonian Pine stump straddling the gorge.
The final stretch flows through wonderful granite serpentine. This passage opens out suddenly to reveal a dramatic geological change to red sandstone cliffs releasing you from the grip of the Lower Findhorn Gorge.
For members of your group or family who would rather chill, Logie Steading has craft, art and book shops, a superb café and childrens playground. Scenic walks are abundant.
If you want to raft on your way to Aviemore on your way back you will actually drive over the River Tummel Rafting River on the A9.
What is included
On every white water rafting trip we include all equipment required plus a professional experienced guide. A logistics manager on land who is also a very experienced guide. All equipment required which includes over £150 worth of wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets . Transport from our base on and off the river by a professional bus company .
What to bring.
You will be provided with everything you need to bug safely on the River. However we do ask you to bring an old pair of shoes to wear on the river (These will get wet), and your swimwear for underneath your wet suit. Optional – a non cotton T-shirt (synthetic materials are best ) for under your wet suit. Depending on the time of the year warm clothing for before and after your trip.
Thank you for considering Splash white water rafting as your activity provider for Rafting on the Findhorn in Scotland. We hope to see you on the river soon. Team Splash.
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