Looking for a more adventurous canyoning trip? Alva Falls is the one!
Only 20 minutes from Stirling (and within an hour of Edinburgh), Alva Falls is one of the deepest and most intense slot canyons in the UK. If you've tried canyoning before and are ready to size it up, this is the one for you!
Guided by Vertical Descents' expert instructors, you will first hike up to the starting point, before dropping in and starting your journey back down to the bottom. Along the way you can expect to rappel, slide and jump down the waterfalls - and with 5 of them over 8m, you'll be testing your limits the whole way!
This trip is perfect for groups of friends looking for a day outdoors with a difference. The minimum age is 18, so if you're after something for younger adventurers, consider the Inchree Falls or Ben Nevis.
You can expect to be with us for up to 3 hours; the canyoning itself will last around 2 hours.
Vertical Descents run canyoning at Alva Falls every Wednesday and weekend between April - October. Sessions leave at 10am and 1pm. The minimum group size for a session is 2 so if you book solo you will be teamed up with others; the maximum group size is 8. After booking you will be contacted to arrange your session.
What You'll Need:
All equipment is provided by the centre. We recommend you don't bring your own wetsuit, as canyoning involves a lot of climbing across rough surfaces that could cause damage. Just bring something to wear under a wetsuit (swimming clothing is advised), some old trainers, a towl and warm clothing to wear afterwards.
Ability Level Requirements:
Alva Falls is a more advanced canyoning adventure. No previous canyoning experience is required, although you should be confident in rough water wearing a bouyancy aid, and jumping into water from heights greater than 5m.
A sense of adventure is the key requirement! The Minimum age is 18 for this advanced experience. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as the canyon is a 50 minute uphill walk from the car park, and canyoning is a physical activity, so expect a workout!
You will have a guide with you throughout this experience.
Alva Falls is best reached by car, there is plenty of parking available. Vertical Descents can provide transport from Edinburgh, Stirling or Glasgow, this can be arranged when they contact you to confirm your booking.
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