Join your friends for an adventure in the Scottish Highlands at Ridgeway Adventure! If you ‘re looking for a fun-packed adventure both on land and at sea, Ridgeway Adventure runs fantastic summer camps for different age groups, bespoke adventures for all ages, and sea kayaking days to explore the coast. Located at Ardmore, their base is very close to Loch Laxford, a sea loch and Special Area of Conservation. The family-run adventure school is run by Rebecca Ridgeway, whose numerous expeditions include being the first woman to kayak around the notoriously wild sea area of Cape Horn in Patagonia, the southernmost point of South America.
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She follows in the footsteps of her father, John Ridgeway, who set up the school in 1969, and who along with Chay Blyth rowed across the Atlantic in an open boat. Setting sail in 1983 with Andy Briggs, also he set a World Record of 203-days for sailing around the world non-stop. With this family history of adventure and expeditions, it is not surprising they have run a popular adventure school in the North West of Scotland for over 50 years!
Their summer schools are suitable for different age groups, from 11 to 18 years old. Depending on the age group, the duration of summer school is between 6 to 14 days long. With mountains, coastline, and islands to explore this is truly a wonderful place to give your child unforgettable memories!
Ridgeway Adventure also offers sea kayaking days, catering for different levels, where beginners can learn to kayak around a sheltered sea loch, stopping at a remote beach for lunch. For the more experienced, there is the opportunity to sea kayak on Loch Laxford. For corporate parties, adult groups, and families on holiday they offer bespoke adventures within this stunning part of the country, which can be tailored to suit your group’s needs.
For those looking for a memorable adventure, it is well worth adding Ridgeway Adventure to your Stack!
- Please enquire from their website on all dates and availability
- Open since 1969 some participants are the third generation to take part!
- Sea kayaking days are from 10 am to 4.30 pm and only by prior arrangement
- Opening times are from 7 am till 10 pm
- Located 17 miles outside of Durness