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Romantic Adventure Escape in the Scottish Highlands for Two

£270 for two people

Scotland, Scottish Highlands , Dunphail

3 Days/2 Nights

Private Adventure for 2

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The perfect getaway for an active couple, this weekend retreat sees you white water rafting the stunning River Findhorn, exploring the stunning wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, and relaxing in your very own secluded wilderness hideaway.

Valid for 12 months

£270 for two people

Romantic Adventure Escape in the Scottish Highlands for Two

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What You'll Do

The perfect getaway for an active couple, this weekend retreat sees you white water rafting the stunning River Findhorn, exploring the stunning wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, and relaxing in your very own secluded wilderness hideaway.

Located 8 miles from the nearest town, Forres, you’ll be able to truly immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, and enjoy a short break in the outdoors that really helps you get away from it all.

The location as a whole is also a lesser-known destination but is quickly gaining popularity, thanks to its proximity to the mighty Cairngorm Mountains and the award-winning coastline of beautiful beaches, and the number of outdoor activities the region offers.

For the two nights that you are staying, you’ll be able to enjoy a rustic glamping experience in a hand-built shepherds hut, barbecuing and cooking outside, spending evenings by the crackling campfire under a sky of stars after a day of exploring the landscape.

On your full-day in the highlands, you’ll set out on the best year-round white water rafting experience in the UK on the beautiful River Findhorn, one of the last untouched rivers in the country. This experience, led by local expert guides and instructors, is combined with optional cliff jumping up to 30 feet, making it a truly exciting day out for an active couple.

The variation of the breath-taking landscapes you’ll be immersed in makes this experience truly unique, as your adventure flows through Scottish woodland, traditional farmland, dramatic towering gorges and rushing waterfalls, sweet-scented pine forests and windswept fells and mountains.

Spot red or roe deer, ospreys, buzzards and falcons, salmon and otters, grouse, pine marten and so much more in this absolute haven of wildlife as you explore the outdoors, then retreat to your cosy cabin, light the barbeque and the campfire, open a couple of beers and bask in the great outdoors.

Experience
Highlights

Get off the beaten track and enjoy 2 nights of stunning wilderness in your private cabin

Experience the rush of white water rafting and cliff jumping on the River Findhorn

Spend your evenings eating and relaxing under the stars with no one else around

Your Local Host:

Tracey Lamb

Tracey loves adventure! That’s why she’s been doing this for over 9 years, she loves to have a laugh and Tracey and her team will keep you entertained during your adventure.

Outside of work, Tracey likes to walk her dog (Winston) and spend time with her family of two strapping boys David and Andrew as well as friends.

She is a keen advocate of line dancing and all things boot scootin (watch this space as she might just start running wooden adventure line dancing retreats in the near future!!!)

Experience Itinerary

Escape to the Wilderness

Check-in at the centre and your host will lead you to your retreat. Once you’ve arrived at this amazing wilderness getaway, you can spend the day exploring the area and the beautiful woodland you’re immersed in, relax and have an outdoor BBQ, before going to sleep in your cosy, private Shepherd’s hut.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Rustic, quiet glamping experience, campfire & wood burner.

Each of the two hand built shepherd’s huts are located in a tranquil and private setting and have a comfortable sprung full-size double bed complete with hypoallergenic pillows and duvet covered in cosy brushed cotton linen.

Inside is a small wood burner, dresser, double ring gas cooking hob, plates, cutlery, pots and pans to provide a wonderful self-contained retreat.

Outside log seating and heavy-duty steel campfire with bbq skillet make for an authentic glamping experience.

Low voltage solar lighting makes this a truly off-grid low carbon holiday.

The Shepherd’s huts are hand-built in traditional style and fitted out with tastefully selected shabby chic interiors.

Each one is positioned with both visual and noise privacy affording a truly wild experience. Inside for comfort. Outside for wilderness.

Stable doors allow the outside in so you can enjoy the quiet sounds of resident wildlife or changing light in the forest fading to a brilliant dark sky of glittering stars.

White Water Rafting and Cliff Jumping

Be at the activity centre at 10:15am for an exhilarating 5 hours of white water rafting and cliff jumping (optional) on the River Findhorn.

You’ll experience breathtaking scenery and powerful rapids as you descend the lower Findhorn gorge for a true adventure junkie activity.

It’s one of the last main rivers untouched by man, and offers the best white water rafting adventure experience in the UK for both unparalleled scenery and exciting white water.

Afterwards, the day is yours to relax, cook, or get back out into the Highlands!

Accommodation

Shepherd’s Hut

A Final Morning in the Highlands

Rise early this morning to enjoy the area for the last time on your trip, then check out at 11 am.

Reviews (1)

Logan C

Saturday 10th October, 2020

An experience not to forget. You get a true taste of the Scottish Highland's beauty. A great mix between the thrill of the rapids and breath-taking scenery. The team made us all feel safe and welcomed, these lot are true professionals!

An experience not to forget. You get a true taste of the Scottish Highland's beauty. A great mix between the thrill of the rapids and breath-taking scenery. The team made us all feel safe and welcomed, these lot are true professionals!

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Location Information

This wilderness retreat feels very remote yet is located only 8 miles south from the town of Forres in Moray which has a good number of restaurants, takeaways, and bars along with supermarkets and high street shopping.

Located just a short drive away from the Cairngorm Mountains or beaches and internationally award-winning coastline, you’ll find tons to do.

The rafting experience takes place on the River Findhorn, one of the last untouched rivers in the UK when it comes to human development.

The exact address and location of your retreat will be provided on your booking voucher.

  • Two nights accommodation in a cosy, rustic Shepherd's Hut
  • A 6 hour day of white water rafting and cliff jumping
  • Bed linen
  • Crockery and cooking utensils
  • A basket of dry hardwood for the wood burner
  • Quality warm wet suits and protective equipment
  • Cool box on request
  • Free WiFi at reception
  • Purpose-built activity base with reception and ample parking
  • Transportation from reception to the activities

FAQs

Please bring:

- Towel
- Swimming gear
- Footwear such as old trainers that can get wet and are suitable for walking on uneven ground (note: we supply wet shoes for £2 per pair which goes to fund the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust).

No previous rafting or river experience is required; you only need to be fit enough to comfortably walk 2 miles.

This Romantic adventure is available daily, from April - October.

Check in is 15:00 - 19:00 on day 1
Check out is by 11:00am on day 3

There are 2 Shepard's Huts available, both sleep 2 people.

The hut itself does not have wifi, but the check-in building is a three-minute walk from the shepherd's huts.

About a 3 minute walk; however you can bring your car with you to the hut.

2 dogs are welcome at the Huts, with an additional charge of £5 per dog per night. This can be paid upon arrival.