Our Outdoor Learning and Adventure Activities
We offer a whole host of different activities to get you enjoying an outdoor adventure amongst the beautiful scenery our local area has to offer. With beaches, lochs, hills, woods, rivers and shorelines, we can offer just about every activity you can think of for anyone aged 8 – 80!
Here’s what Outfit Moray can offer you:
We have a mobile archery range which allows us to set up on large fields or suitable parks. We use modern re-curve wooden bows in a variety of sizes to suit the budding archer’s needs. We have qualified instructors who will work with you on achieving that perfect score. Archery is a very enjoyable and addictive activity that will suit any age group and all abilities. We use a wide range of venues around Moray.
Body Boarding & Surfing
We can provide surfing or body boarding lessons in a variety of locations around Moray. We will provide everything you need from a safe soft surf or body board, perfect for catching your first wave, to warm 5mm wetsuits and boots to keep you warm while you are doing it. We even have gloves and hoods for the colder months when the waves are often even better. Instructors are qualified both to coach the sports, as well as in beach life guarding techniques to keep you safe. Try these exhilarating sports and your life might never be the same again.
Bushcraft skills have become increasingly popular in recent years and this is a great activity for families or groups to test their skills and learn some more. We use a number of local woodlands around Moray to cover subjects including fire craft, outdoor cooking, shelter building and the environment. Using skills that are fast disappearing in the modern world, your instructor will guide you through a session that might include traditional fire lighting skills, cooking on fires, shelter building and minimising our impact on the environments we use.
We have years of canoeing experience, whether it be gliding across a calm loch or enjoying the white water of the UK’s fastest river, the Spey. We choose from a wide range of locations to make sure we get it right for you. Even though canoeing is seen as a dry sport, if you fancy testing your skills, we can supply you with a wet suit just in case. Outfit Moray has all the kit you need for a great day on the water; all you need is enthusiasm and a towel; just in case.
This is an amazing activity involving exploring the “tidal impact zone”, where land meets sea. We use the rocky coves near the historic fishing village of Portknockie for most of our coasteering sessions. We use full length, 5mm, winter wetsuits, boots and gloves to keep you toasty warm and our expert instructors will keep you informed and entertained. There is a variety of routes whether you want a mild and educational or a wild and exciting experience.
Gorge swimming takes you well off the beaten track, through an exhilarating landscape of waterfalls, plunge pools and fast-moving water, carved at the bottom of the ravine. Our instructors will help you negotiate the gorge, with waterfalls to be climbed, slides to be descended, jumps to be jumped and pools to be swum. We will supply warm winter wet suits and wet suit boots to keep you warm while you enjoy the thrill of a lifetime.
Whether you are on a loch or bobbing down a rapid on a river, Outfit Moray has everything you need to have a day to remember. More manoeuvrable than canoes, kayaks are great for negotiating a rapid or for learning skills and playing games on lochs. We can teach beginners the basics or improve the skills of more advanced paddlers. We provide you with all the kit you need to keep you warm and safe including wet suits, cags, a paddle, buoyancy aids and helmets. All you need is some sun cream and a towel just in case!
Hill walking in Scotland is world famous with stunning remote isolated wilderness teeming with wildlife and history. The size of Scotland’s mountains means accessing all but the remotest peaks can be done in a day and you can have your feet up by the fire in a bothy or local pub by nightfall. We have experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders, able to tailor your trip to meet your own personal aims and able to teach you the basic skills to keep yourself safe in the Scottish hills. We also have all the equipment you will need, including boots, waterproofs, rucksacks and fleeces, to allow you to get out and have a great day in all but the fiercest of Scottish weather.
Using a variety of venues, we cater for all group and family needs, from the wide rolling trails of Culbin Forest to the Speyside Way to whizzing down the single tracks of the Moray Monster Trails in Fochabers. We provide all the equipment needed for a safe and exciting days riding including bike, helmet, gloves and repair kits. You can either have the full guided experience, a day of coaching to improve your skills or simply hire our bikes to explore what Moray. We also offer: night biking, bike skills courses, bike maintenance classes and are an approved provider of Cycling Scotland’s ‘Go Mountain Bike’ scheme.
Rock climbing is an enjoyable experience even for those who are a little afraid of heights. The venues we use are great places for groups and families and have great picnic spots to boot. On the rock, our qualified instructors will make your experience safe and as enjoyable as possible and can give you the skills you need to continue climbing on your own. We supply you with all technical equipment needed, including helmets, harnesses and rock shoes. The only thing you have to bring is a passion for adventure! We can provide sessions covering: abseiling (descending the crag), indoor rock climbing, learning to lead (learning to place and evaluate your own protection whilst climbing), multi pitch rock climbing (rock climbing in the mountains).
Team Games are a number of small challenges that will require teamwork, co-operation and ingenuity in order to succeed. The challenges will be tailored to the people undertaking them to make sure they challenge and entertain in equal measure. A great way to help with communication, bonding and to have a good time, your team challenge session can be arranged to reach a grand finale where you must decipher a code to disable explosives, or to collect keys to enter the mystery box. If you are truly successful you might even win a prize
Tyrolean traverses were first used in the Mountains of the Tyrol Region of Austria to make inaccessible areas more accessible. We have a number of venues across Moray that we use for this activity which challenges your teamwork, rope skills and bravery. We use mountaineering equipment including ropes, helmets, and harnesses to safely transport your group over the top of a river with the aim of not getting your group wet. How good are your knots?
Excuse me, but what is weaseling?’ This must be the activity that people ask about most! Weaseling consists of crawling through tight spaces mostly in the dark, similar to pot holing but above ground level. This is one of the only activities where we go outside the Moray district. We use the weaseling crags of Loch Duntelchaig just south of Inverness. We provide you with water proofs, a helmet, boots and, if you’re a little bit scared of the dark, we might give you a head torch. This activity is a great one for people of all abilities, even for those who don’t like the dark