At Activity Scotland, we make activity planning in Pitlochry easy. For our fun-filled white water rafting activities, we arrange a meeting point near Pitlochry to take you to the rafting point, whether that is at the River Tay which is available all year, or the River Tummel during summer. We also provide you with all the equipment you need; you don’t even need experience, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
Once you’ve experienced the thrills of white water rafting, you will undoubtedly be looking for your next adrenaline buzz. Fortunately, Pitlochry offers a range of outdoor activities such as extreme sports such as bungee jumping, quad biking, abseiling and zorbing. Whether you love water or land, wheels or feet, there is a Pitlochry outdoor activity to suit you.
The River Tummel is Perfect for the adrenaline-junkies experienced white water rafters or those who love a challenge, there are many reasons why we offer, and why you should choose, River Tummel white water rafting.
1. The Scottish Hydro Electric power
The rapids are at their best when the Scottish Hydro Electric releases huge amounts of water from their dam on the River Tummel called the Clunie Dam. This is where our white water rafting on the River Tummel experience starts. Due to the volume of water released, we can enjoy not one, but two rapids.
2. The Washing Machine
No, we do not recommend you wash your clothes, the Washing Machine is one of our aptly named rapids. As soon as you enter, you will know exactly what it is like to be in a washing machine. With the power of the water, this first part of the River Tummel adventure will get you pumped up for the rest of the trip. Not far from the Washing Machine is Zoom Flume, which is a wet and wild way to zoom through Perthshire.
The epic four-mile journey continues as you enter the zig-zag which are our extreme rapids. Not a blink and you will miss it a moment; the zig-zag takes power, paddle-skills and a lot of laughs as you try to navigate through one of the toughest, untameable stretches of the river. Once through, you will then encounter the menacing Shark’s Tooth.
4. The big finale
Once you have successfully navigated the four-mile action-packed adventure, you may be feeling pretty proud of yourself. However, you have no time to rest as your raft is taking you over a staggering 18-foot double drop named the Linn of Tummel. We guarantee you will want to come back for more!
A typical run down of your day...
For the river Tummel , you meet at the river itself.
Once you’ve made it through the Big Stone archway, follow the road down to the loch side where the guides will be all set up ready to meet and greet you.
Please arrive 10-15 mins early for the time of your trip. Get signed in with the guides on site – they will give you the run down of the day and shout you over when it is time to get kitted up.
You will be issued with a wetsuit, and have time to get changed in the changing rooms.
Swimwear, or shorts and t-shirt is best for underneath your suit. No cotton - This will make you colder!
After that, the guides will get you set with a buoyancy aid and helmet.
Grab a paddle and time to hop on the bus. A short 10-15 min journey to the put in point on the river – just below the Clunie Dam, You will then get a safety brief and instruction , learn paddle techniques as you set off down towards the Linn of the Tummel.
Be sure to give any spectators a wave who may be out exploring Faskally woods, or walking on Pitlochry side of the river.
The river Tummel is graded 2-4 and be up to grade 5 rapid depending on the water levels of the Loch at the end of your trip!
White Water Rafting Package Includes:
- All Rafting Equipment Provided
- ALAA License approved provider for young persons
- Free Parking at Activity Base
- Changing Rooms
- Transfer from meeting point to put-in point on the river.
- Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques.
- 2.5 hour process
- June – September
- Saturdays and Sundays only
- 10am, 12.30pm + 3pm
Rafting Equipment supplied:
- Jacket (when weather permits)
- Buoyancy aid
- Transport from meeting point
- £65 per person
- Group Discounts available – please enquire via email
- Suitable from 8yrs+
- No previous river experience is required and non-swimmers are more than welcome.
Please call 07521 697048 if you are unsure of client suitability
- Grade 1 -3
What to Bring:
- Swimwear or Shorts & t-shirt to wear under wetsuit (as you will get wet!) and towel necessary
- Old trainers that will get wet or sturdy shoes that will stay on your feet!
- We do not recommend valuables be brought along (i.e passports, travellers cheques, jewellery etc)
- No responsibility is taken for clients' belongings.
- Car keys can be kept in the secure box at the activity centre
Grade 1 - Very small rough areas, requires no manoeuvring. (Skill Level: None)
Grade 2 - Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require manoeuvring.(Skill Level: Basic Paddling Skill)
Grade 3 - White water, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant manoeuvring. (Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills)
Grade 4 - White water, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp manoeuvres may be needed. (Skill Level: White water Experience)
Grade 5 - White water, large waves, maybe large rocks and hazards, maybe a large drop, precise manoeuvring (Skill Level: Advanced White water Experience)
Grade 6 - Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous as to be effectively un-navigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial white water, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops creating severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of the raft. Traversing a Class 6 rapid has a dramatically increased likelihood of ending in serious injury. (Skill Level: Successful completion of a Class 6 rapid without serious injury is widely considered to be a matter of luck)
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