Vertical Descents

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Vertical Descents

Fort William, Highlands, PH33 6SE

Welcome to Vertical Descents. Situated in the stunning Highlands of Scotland, we are a modern outdoor adventure activity centre offering a wide range of exhilarating activities including Canyoning, White Water Rafting, Fun Yakking, Bridge Swing, Paintball and Mountain Biking. We cater for everyone’s individual needs giving each and every visitor an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.


Paintball is a team game with at least 4 people per side. Attacking and defending team base camp, using the latest semiautomatic guns. Paintball creates a team spirit and develops leadership skills. It is one of the fasted growing sports in Scotland.


Vertical Descents brought canyoning to scotland in 1998. Since then we have developed trips around scotland at all sorts of levels.

Vertical Descents is a dedicated Canyoning Centre we provide trips for all abilities from beginners to experience canyoneers.

White Water Rafting

Our white water rafting will allow you visit and experience some of Scotland’s wildest rivers. It will enable you to discover landscapes out of reach by normal means and experience the sensations of fast and powerful water. It is a must for lovers of adrenaline and team work. Vertical Descents operates white water rafting on easy class 2 rivers to more technical and challenging class 5 rivers. Enjoy such rivers as The Garry, The Orchy, The Morriston and much more.

Fun Yakking/Duckies

WW Fun Yakking is a unique and exciting way of going down Scotland’s finest rivers. Fun Yaks are two person inflatable, highly manoeuvrability open canoes. With no previous experience necessary we will teach you the skills required to run the rapids.

Segway Tours

For those of you not familiar with the Segway be assured that it is incredibly easy to learn to ride, taking just a few minutes to master. We frequently hear people say that they had no idea how easy it would be, or how much fun. Indeed, it is not uncommon for us to see some of our customers three or four times a year, often bringing friends and visitors along to join them...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Situated just 8 miles from the Highland village of Dunkeld, lies the site of the Clay Shooting site. If you have never picked up a shot-gun in your life before, or you have, we can guarantee a memorable session on our Clay Pigeon Shooting range. Enjoying a spectacular location overlooking Strathbraan, your country sports experience will be second to none.

Quad Biking

We tailor each trek to suit the abilities of your group. With more than 1000 acres of countryside as your playground the possibilities are endless. Whether a family, corporate group, friends or stag and hen each trip can be amped up or tamed down so everyone has a fantastic Quad Biking experience.


If exploring the coastline in a new and exciting way appeals to you, then book yourself a trip on one of the most exhilarating adventures of all. A combination of rock climbing, canyoning and cliff jumping all rolled into an action packed traverse around some of the most beautiful and exciting coastline of Scotland.

Mountain Biking

As Mountain Biking has become increasingly popular over the years, Lochaber has developed single track trails around it’s woodlands and hills which vary from downhill tracks with uplift to world class cross country trails as well as a host of easy family forest trails.

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