Surrounded by the beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education is perfectly located to bring you a huge range of adventure in the stunning countryside of Scotland’s west coast, just a hop, skip and a jump from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
As well as having an amazing location to offer you as a base, we also have a great staff of dedicated and professional instructors to help you enjoy our range of adventures including canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, rafting, sailing, hiking, climbing, caving, mountain biking, orienteering and canopy courses all of which are designed to be tailored to groups of all shapes and sizes so that everyone can enjoy them.
No matter if you are planning a hen or stag weekend, a corporate event or youth or school group outing, contact us at the Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education.
See the beautiful surrounds of Loch Eck from its surface when you join us at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canoeing.
We use open Canadian canoes, renowned for their stability and versatility, to provide canoeing experiences for people of all walks of life with our fully qualified and passionate instructors and guides to create a completely unique experience exploring the waterways of this beautiful region. It doesn’t matter if this is your first time or you are looking to develop your skills, we will teach you everything you need to get the most out of your time with us.
Canoeing can be a relaxing experience or a marathon, it’s up to you, simply get in contact with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canoeing to plan your adventure.
Enjoy a tour on the surface of Loch Eck or the local waterways with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Kayaking.
We welcome all levels and abilities, so don´t worry if this is your first time or you are looking to improve on your already prodigious paddling skills, we offer a great range of kayaking experiences tailored to you and your group by our experienced and professional instructors. We will use our extensive knowledge of the region and waterways to give an unforgettable experience, and make sure you have plenty of fun!
We welcome groups and individuals, whatever the occassion. Whether you are planning a corporate getaway or just a jaunt out of the city for the weekend, have a chat with us at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Kayaking to find out more.
Easily our wackiest, wildest and wettest adventure, discover the mountain rivers, canyons and gorges with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canyoning.
The hills and mountains surrounding our fantastic location offer a range of canyoning experiences for people of all levels of ability and experience. You will spend the day ascending or descending a mountain river, scrambling over boulders and sliding down natural slides and waterfalls before leaping off ledges into the cool, fresh water below.
Our fully qualified instructors will be on hand at all times to provide guidance and keep everyone safe, and you will be supplied with a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy device to keep you warm and afloat! Contact Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canyoning to plan the adventure of a lifetime.
Just a short drive from our location at the Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Sailing, take to the surface of the Holy Loch on the Firth of Clyde and enjoy this pristine location.
The Holy Loch gives you the perfect location to enjoy sailing in our Seafarers and Wayfarers, no matter if this is your first time or your umpteenth. Our fully qualified sailing instructors will teach you the ropes and the proper sailing techniques you will need to get the most out of the wind and your chosen craft as we tour this beautiful location. We do offer progression out onto the open waters of the Clyde Estuary for a full day trip, or you can even enjoy an overnight stay on remote beaches like the pirates of old.
We offer experiences tailored to your level of ability so that you get the fullest enjoyment out of your sailing experience. Have a chat with us at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Sailing for more information.
With the Trossachs National Park and the Cowal Hills on our doorstep, Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Hiking is the perfect place to take in an amazing experience in nature.
No matter your level of ability and tastes, we have something for you, our fully qualified instructors will teak you around the low lying hills, up the steep and wild mountains or for a full blown exhibition through the Arrochar Alps. We will use our knowledge of the varying terrain of the region to tailor your experience to you and your group as well as providing tuition and guidance throughout the entire experience.
Hiking is a great way to get out of the city and get some fresh air for the weekend no matter if you are planning a family outing or corporate getaway. Speak to the team at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Hiking to plan your experience.
Enjoy taking on the stunning terrain of the Trossachs National Park surrounding the Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Climbing the local crags and defying gravity barehanded.
One of our more popular adventures, most of the groups that come through our doors are drawn to the local crags and for one of our more exciting experiences. As well as the local climbing sites we also offer expeditions out to Glencoe and other parts of the Scottish Highlands, combining the climbing skills you will learn with our fully qualified instructors with other mountaineering skills to offer you an unforgettable experience.
So no matter if you are planning a half day taster or an expedition climbing munroes and sleeping out under the stars, speak to the team at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Climbing to plan your experience.
Descend underground, away from the sun and the trees and discover a subterranean world of adventure with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Caving.
Not far from our location in the Trossachs National Park are a great system of caves which offer a great variety of caving experiences for everyone from the complete novice to those with more experience looking for a challenge. We will supply full protective and safety gear, including a minor’s helmet as well as a fully qualified instructor with an intimate knowledge of the cave system. You just have to mind your head and have a good time!
This is an experience for groups of all shapes and sizes, and you can enjoy it in all types of weather as we don’t have to worry about the rain underground! Get in touch with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Caving to find out more.
Surrounding the grounds of Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Mountain Biking is a myriad of trails through the forests of the Trossachs National Park.
We have off road biking experiences for everyone that can ride a bike, as the varied terrain offers a great many adventures with a great variation in experiences from easy and relaxing rides for novices and those who want to have a tranquil experience in nature, to full blown challenging rides taking on uphill’s and downhill runs! Our professional and experienced instructors will be on hand at all times to ensure safety and to offer tuition so you can get the most out of your day.
A great experience for family outings, corporate events and hen and stag weekends alike, contact Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Mountain Biking to find out more.
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Explore the extensive grounds and surrounding Trossachs National Park as you learn to find your way in the great outdoors with Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Orienteering.
We have a range of courses set on our grounds as well as the surrounding forests as well as fully qualified instructors to teach you the skills you will need to navigate them. Orienteering is a race where the course is only set out on your map, and it is only by using teamwork and the skills we will teach you including map work and utilizing a compass correctly that you will be able to reach the finish line first.
This is an experience that will exercise your body and mind, while being a great teambuilding experience at the same time. Speak to us at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Orienteering for more information.
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Adventure awaits you in the treetops of the Trossachs National Park when you join us at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canopy for a hair raising, adrenaline inducing day.
Our high ropes courses are a great way in bringing out the best in you and your team. When you face your personal fears you are ready to achieve that which previously eluded you. And with your team behind you, you will be able to progress from the low level elements up into the trees where you will take on challenges such as the trapeze and catwalk.
This is an activity suitable for all abilities and most ages, and is great for groups. This is a fantastic experience to build teamwork and to bring a team closer together, have a chat with the friendly staff at Benmore Centre for Outdoor Education Canopy to find out more.