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Meet the Adrenaline Junkie

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What kind of adventure activities do you have around here?

In a word – everything! It’s got it all, on and off the water; stand up paddleboarding, climbing (trad, sport, mixed and bouldering), mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, mountain boarding, windsurfing, 4×4 driving, quad biking, cliff jumping, whitewater rafting, paintball, and that’s just for starters!

What about if you’re on a budget?

Why not try Bouldering? It’s climbing on low level crags and big boulders without the need for ropes. Plenty of amazing spots to get out and play on like Craig na Eighe by Tulliemet. James who runs In Situ, the climbing shop in Dunkeld, is our local Climbing Encyclopaedia! . There are also options at Polney and Newtyle quarry.

How far in advance do you have to book activities?

Most of the providers can accommodate you up to the day of the activity and if not can suggest alternative adventures to undertake.

Is there a good one stop information source?

The website www.dunkeldhighlandadventures.com is a great resource on whats going on, along with the area’s main site. www.dunkeldandbirnam.org.uk.

What would your perfect day out be if you visited here?

I am a watersports fanatic so I would be in my wetsuit all day; after filling up with caffeine, it would be out onto the River Tay to paddle down on my Stand Up Paddleboard down some rapids in stunning scenery, then a bite to eat in the village and out to a local loch, such as Freuchie to windsurf the afternoon away. Perfect!

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