Canyoning The Falls of Bruar

Canyoning the Falls of Bruar - Private Adventure Tours Scotland

Scottish Canyoning in The Falls of Bruar

Exquisite waterfalls and rock features surrounded by beautiful pine forests.

This canyon has everything to offer; awesome jumps ranging from 2meters to 10meters, flumes, vertical rock slides and awesome waterfall abseils. Bruar Canyon is non stop fun, with something for everyone!

Bruar is a very special place for canyoning in Scotland. Its first descent was over 15 years ago and was one of the first canyoning venues opened in Scotland.

The Falls of Bruar is one of the most impressive canyons in Scotland. Located about one hour and 40 minutes north of Edinburgh in the Cairngorm National Park. Bruar is a canyon packed full of abseils, jumps and awesome slides.

The top 500 meters of the canyon requiring an affinity for heights and confidence in abseiling – but all this can be helped along the way with our specialist guiding skills and training techniques, so there is nothing to stop you.

Running the main upper canyon as the standard trip, not just the lower canyon. You will be provided with the very best professional guiding, all the specialist equipment needed and one of the most exciting and exhilarating outdoor activities in Scotland.

The Falls and Walking Trails

The Falls of Bruar have been recognised as a spectacular local beauty spot for over 200 years. In fact, on visiting the area in 1787, Robert Burns was inspired to write “The Humble Petition of Bruar Water” as a request to the 4th Duke of Atholl.

Written from the point of view of the tumbling waters, which at the time meandered through a barren landscape of rock and stone, it beseeches the Duke to “shade my banks wi’ tow’ring trees, and bonnie spreading bushes” – advice which the Duke took to heart, and the Falls have been swathed in lush and verdant greenery ever since.

In addition to planting trees around the Falls, the Duke also constructed the path which still stands to this day, as well as two viewing bridges and a number of stone shelters around the trail, which sadly fell into disrepair over the years.

The 1.5 mile (2km) path is steep at times and can be quite a climb, so do allow between an hour and an hour and a half if you want to enjoy the splendid views the walk provides.

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