We will ask you to indicate you accept our Risk Declaration when you arrive for our activities.
What to Bring With You
- Bring your own face coverings / mask for C19 prevention if you wish to use our inside spaces, which include changing rooms and toilets.
- Your own transportation to get to and from activities as we cannot provide any shared transport during C19 times. Bring something to protect car seats as well for return journey when wet.
- Large Towels for changing/drying and during C19 times you will need something like a large towel to keep your car seats dry on the way back from the river activities. You might also prefer to change outside with your towel around you to avoid using the changing rooms during C19 times.
- Any food, snacks or drinks you may wish to consume for energy or refreshment as we are not able to provide anything like that.
- You must take your own rubbish away as we cannot collect any due to C19 regulations.
For all activities:
- Full set of spare dry clothes for all water sports
- Sun cream and drinks for sunny weather
- Trainers, that you don’t mind getting wet. So additional to the footwear you are wearing before and after the activity (we have limited supplied of shoes but your own are more comfortable. We provide wetsuit socks to wear underneath your own shoes. )
Rafting & Canyoning
- Spare trainers that will get wet
- Swimming costume or shorts for under the wetsuits that we provide
- Optional Thermals for cold weather
For the gentle (not white water) rafting trip suitable for 5yrs+ there is no need to wear one of our wetsuits so just bring:
- light waterproofs and comfortable clothing
- Spare full set of clothing to change into afterwards (in case you do decide to get wet)
- Footwear always gets wet so remember to bring spare trainers, socks and a towel
- Thin grippy gloves, eye protective glasses
- Small cycling or day rucksack to put you stuff in
- Cycling padded shorts are a good idea especially for multi-day trips, otherwise just suitable clothing for the weather
- We recommend carrying a light wind/waterproof top
- Plenty of water. Hire bikes often do not have bottle cages which is why we recommend camel back or similar bladder systems in your rucksack
- Energy snacks to keep up calorific intake
- Towel, trainers are worn on water and will get wet so bring spare dry ones and socks.
- For river kayaking bring same as listed here for Rafting.
- For canoeing we recommend waterproofs such as you would use for hill walking, as it is easier to regulate your temperature in a front zipped mountain type jacket than in one of our canoe cags. Canoeing can be a mainly dry experience so often regular clothes are much more suitable than one of our wetsuits. If you prefer a wetsuit we can easily supply you with one and for more white water sections we might recommend it.
Wetsuits are provided with cags, so just bring stuff for under or over that, based on likely weather. Swimming costume or shorts, towel, shoes will get wet so bring spare dry ones.
Ski and Snow Boarding
We provide the skis/boards, poles and boots so you need everything else. We always recommend for Scottish skiing, waterproof good jacket, waterproof trousers, 2 warm hats and gloves (2 hats in case one blows away). Goggles cannot be hired anywhere so bring your own or buy them on the day from the hire shop, cheap orange lens goggles are fine. It can be very unpleasant if not impossible to ski / board with out goggles at times. sun glasses are unlikely to be enough unless you get really good weather.
We provide everyone with Full Wetsuit, Wet Suit Socks and Wetsuit shoes (but we recommend you bring your own old trainers to wear over our socks, as more comfortable). We also provide gloves, buoyancy aids and helmets. So just bring along a large towel for changing and drying, swimming costume or shorts, old trainers that will get wet . For cold weather you might like to add the following: sport base layer / thermal base layer for under the wetsuits and any other layers you might like for comfort if cold weather like thin thermals.