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Alva Glen
A Next-Level Canyoning Adventure in Scotland

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Next-Level Canyoning: Explore Alva Glen

Join us for an exhilarating adventure as we explore the deep and ancient volcanic landscape of Alva Glen. Encounter steep waterfalls within a narrow chasm, accessible exclusively to canyoneers. Descend from Smugglers Cave, journeying through the hidden wonders of Alva Burn. Each waterfall presents a new challenge, beckoning those ready to elevate their canyoning experience to the next level. If you've been canyoning with us before, or if you've started your journey on our Adventure Pathway, your skills and experience will enable you to fully appreciate and enjoy the spectacular challenges of this magnificent canyon.

Who Will Love Canyoning in Alva Glen?

Adventure Seekers: Seasoned adventurers with practiced abseiling skills.
Couples and Small Groups: Those who have been canyoning with us before and enjoyed waterfall abseiling.

Note: Guests must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Photo's from our Alva Glen Canyoning Adventures

Explore recent action in Alva Glen through our photo's featuring some of the thrilling abseiling challenges and amgnificent waterfalls deep within this magnificent chasm of volcanic rock.

Alva Glen: Exhilarating canyoning adventure

Alva Glen in Clackmannanshire is within an hour's drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth, and Fife. It's the perfect destination for adventure seekers looking for a wild and exhilarating experience, abseiling inside and through waterfalls. This is a committing descent, better suited to those with strong abseiling skills who have previous canyoning experience.


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Your Adventure at a Glance

Join us for a half-day adventure that encounters challenging waterfall abseils on an exhilarating decent of the Alva Burn. Anticipate a thrilling and commiting challenge, in a magnificent, deep, steep and narrow slot canyon

Learning and Exploring Safely


A Warm Welcome: Begin your canyoning adventure at the Alva Glen Car Park. Here, you'll meet your guide and group, and gear up with our quality shoes, harnesses, and helmets.


Smart Preparation: Re-visit and if necessary practice the essential canyoning skills in a safe environment before descending The Alva Burn. Along the way, we will take the time to describe the challenges ahead and revisit the skills required preparing you to enjoy the action.


The Action: We'll descend the canyon at your pace. Private canyoning means that we can focus our attention on leading an adventure that's uniquely yours. We'll be clear about the challenges ahead and if possible offer a choice of action. Alva Glen has commiting sections that are inaccessible, this mean there is no way out other than down and through. We’ll take this into consideration when planning and preparing for a fun and fulfilling adventure


Relax and Reflect: Conclude your journey with a delightful touch. After the descent, we gather back at the meeting point for home-baked snacks and drinks. It's a chance to relax, share stories, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow canyoners.

Staying Safe


Our Commitment to Safety: If it isn't safe, we won't do it. We practise regularly to maintain the highest standards. We understand that every adventure is unique, and our approach to safety reflects that.

Heightened awareness and skillful observations are fundamental to our operations, skills honed through years of experience. We prioritize constant vigilance, as safety is a non-negotiable aspect of all our activities. To ensure the highest safety standards, our guides regularly undergo specialised training, tailored to both the specific location and activity. This commitment to safety is grounded in up-to-date and relevant expertise, ensuring the best possible experience for our guests.

Before You Book


 Personalised Advice and Support: Before you book, we like to offer personalised advice and answer any questions you may have. Our information and booking office can be contacted every day for any request. We want to make sure that you are going to book the experience that is right for you. We'd love to hear from you! Give us a call, send us an email or message us on WhatsApp.



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