An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 10

It was a leisurely begin to the day, waking as much as our stunning view of the Firth of Clyde. We had had this spot all to ourselves in a single day. As we speak, was the day the place we might choose up our canine George earlier than heading to Glasgow for one closing journey.

We had chosen to go whitewater rafting with Outside Pursuits Scotland at Pinkston Watersports Centre, the one synthetic whitewater course in Scotland but simply 5 minutes from Glasgow metropolis centre. This was a primary for us however one we had been trying ahead to. After we arrived, there was a junior canoe slalom occasion going down, and we watched a few of that with curiosity earlier than our flip to go whitewater rafting got here alongside.

We additionally took a peek at The Loading Bay Skatepark throughout the highway, and the Glasgow Wake Park subsequent door. All three of those amenities have remodeled this Glasgow Canal space right into a unified journey and different sports activities model.

As soon as the slalom canoeing had completed, it was time for our flip. We got a security briefing by Callum after which did just a few runs alongside the course underneath his steerage, earlier than he allow us to free on our personal! It was nice enjoyable, fairly difficult at occasions however actually gratifying too.

Our solo makes an attempt weren’t with out incident. On our penultimate run, we did lose one of many boys when our raft collided with an impediment, however had a great chuckle about it afterwards!

In case you’re in search of a enjoyable thrill with a distinction, then it’s positively one thing we might advocate giving a strive. And, along with providing this exercise at Pinkston, Outside Pursuits Scotland additionally supply fun-filled whitewater rafting journeys at a wide range of places throughout Scotland.

Our plan after the rafting was to move to the Forest of Ae (one other of the 7stanes) for extra mountain biking earlier than travelling dwelling. Nevertheless, the forecast for the next day was fairly poor that we determined as a substitute to move straight dwelling. We had an incredible time and the whitewater rafting was a becoming solution to finish our journey.

Many individuals return from vacation effectively rested. For us, we got here again needing a relaxation… however in a pleasant manner. Ten days of working, mountain biking, paddleboarding, crusing, whitewater rafting and open water swimming may not appear to be everybody’s cup of tea, however for us and our energetic teenage boys, it was the right household vacation. Completely satisfied children = completely satisfied mother and father, even when we had been a bit of weary by the top of it!

An energetic household vacation in Scotland:

You may learn the total journey by clicking on any of the hyperlinks beneath:

Day 1: Mossyard
Day 2: Mossyard – Kirroughtree – Glentrool
Day 3: Glentrool
Day 4: Glentrool – Largs
Day 5: Largs – Scalpsie Bay – Tarbert
Day 6: Tarbert – Ardishaig – Otter Ferry
Day 7: Otter Ferry – Ardmarnoch Bay – Portavadie
Day 8: Otter Ferry – Ardmarnoch Bay – Portavadie
Day 9: Portavadie – Largs
Day 10: Largs – Glasgow

Diclosure: Our whitewater rafting was sponsored by Outside Pursuits Scotland.

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