Fancy a dip in the sea this half-term holiday?
So, it’s October but it’s not actually as cold as you might expect. And after a summer of variable weather, the last few weeks have seemed pretty pleasant. One place that is surprisingly unchilly is the Scottish coast. With a wetsuit on, it’s a perfectly pleasant experience to jump into the water and head off for an exciting adventure. But what, where, how and why?
Let’s go coasteering
Coasteering is a fun pursuit for adults and children. The idea is to traverse and navigate a section of Scotland’s coastline, swimming, climbing over rocks, jumping into the sea and having a laugh along the way. Coasteering trips are led by a qualified outdoors instructor and are pitched to suit the participants so the pursuit cane tried by all kinds of people.
What should you expect?
No two coasteering trips are ever the same because of conditions and swell but expect to encounter Zawns (rock slots that cut into sea cliffs), Buffer Zones (the swell drop-offs behind rock outcrops) and Pour Overs (areas where waves push over boulders).
Who is coasteering for?
Coasteering trips are suitable for ages 12 upwards. It's important that you can swim and that you have a sense of adventure but participants do not have to do anything they do not feel comfortable with.
Where to go coasteering
Highway2Adventure make great use of the east coast of Scotland for varied coasteering adventures. The selected venues provide a way to explore off-the-beaten-path locations set amid stunning scenery. You may also be lucky enough to catch sight of some of Scotland's fabulous wildlife, including seabirds, seals and dolphins.
To find out more or to book a coasteering adventure for your family or a group of friends contact us.
Here is a recent group of children enjoying a coasteeringadventure