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3 weeks ago
Open the doors to new adventures with these guys! Driftwood Adventures are the total tops when it comes to looking after newbies - Niall and the team took on the challenge of taking me and my two grown-up kids out on kayaks on Sunday. Terrific fun - also, great communications from Driftwood from day one, excellent advice from Niall about buying choices for those of us who are considering their own kayaks. We all felt really comfortable with the Driftwood team, so book with confidence!
- Susan M
2 weeks ago
My son experienced his best party ever, his words with the Driftwood team today. Amy the boys instructor was very patient and a brilliant teacher. All the boys enjoyed the experience and I would extremely recommend this company to everyone. We will definitely be back 😀.
- Karen M
5 days ago
We enjoyed kayaking in Union Canal with Niall. He is an enthusiastic teacher, respectful, friendly, and approachable. He helped us to learn kayaking in an enjoyable way. We highly recommend Driftwood Adventure.
- Cigdem S

About us

We are an Edinburgh based Outdoor Activities company, offering a multitude of adventurous experiences... from Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Snorkelling to Hill Walking, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering. 

Founded by a Scotsman (Niall Cassidy) and a Yorkshireman (Hugo Foley) alongside a close knit team of qualified instructors, who all share a passion for introducing people to new activities and adventures. 

We operate on a mobile basis, meeting you wherever you wish to venture! 

Our primary locations include, but are not limited to:

• Gladhouse Reservoir 
• Union Canal (Harrison Park, Ratho) 
• Cramond Harbour 
• Portobello Beach 
• North Berwick (Milsey Bay) 
• South Queensferry
• Whiteadder Reservoir
• Newbattle Woods
• Tyninghame Links
• River Tweed
• River Tay
• Pentland Hills
• Moorfoot Hills

If you’re looking for an adventure? Let us know! It’s our specialty.


1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Trip - £40 per child, £50 per adult 
Full Day Trip - £60 per child, £80 per adult
Night Kayaking - £40 per person

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Trip - £40 per child, £50 per adult 
Full Day Trip - £60 per child, £80 per adult
Night SUP - £40 per person

MEGA SUP (10 person paddleboard)
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult

1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult

Indoor/Outdoor Climbing
2hr Tuition - £40 (+entry fee) per person
Half Day Tuition £50 (+entry fee) per person
Full Day Tuition £80 (+entry fee) per person

1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Experience - £50 per person

Axe Throwing
30 minutes (unlimited throws) - £15 per person
45 minutes (unlimited throws) - £20 per person 

Hill Walking & Mountaineering
Half Day Tuition £50 per person
Full Day Tuition £80 per person

Group Bookings
6-12 participants - £30 per person (2hrs)
12+ participants - £25 per person (2hrs)

Overnight Trips & Expeditions
2 days - £180 per person 
3 days - £240 per person 
5 days - £400 per person 

Personalised Vouchers
Looking for the perfect gift for friends, family or colleagues? why not give the gift of an ADVENTURE!

We have a variety of vouchers available... from a 1hr Microadventure to Full Day Trips and Overnight Expeditions. 

For more info, simply get in touch!

Here at Driftwood, we care about our waterways and natural environment, which is why we will be running several beach and canal clean-ups over the course of the year. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch. 

We will be using our own water-based equipment, as well as having a land-based team. Along with cleaning our waterways we will be raising money for charities and cleaning equipment.

Let’s protect our environment together!

FAQ's & Additional Information

What is supplied? Along with a highly qualified instructor, we will supply...

  • Wetsuit.
  • Buoyancy aid.
  • Cagoule.
  • Helmet.
  • Whistle.
  • Head torch (Night paddling).
  • Strobe beacon (Night paddling).
  • Kayak/Paddleboard.
  • Paddles.
  • Tent (Expedition).
  • Sleeping bag (Expedition).
  • Cooking equipment (Expedition).
  • Bushcraft equipment. 
  • Snorkelling equipment. 
  • Axe throwing equipment.

What to bring? If you could bring...

  • Towel.
  • Spare shoes/shoes that are okay to get wet.
  • Something to wear underneath a wetsuit.
  • Spare clothing.
  • Human fuel (snacks, drinks).
  • Any medication (if required).
& of course a sense of ADVENTURE! 

Are there any age restrictions? As long as those wishing to participate can fit into the appropriate safety equipment, then they're more than welcome to join the adventure! 

We've had children as young as 3 years venturing with us.

How to book? To book your adventure, contact us via:

  • Email
  • Phone/Text
  • Direct message (social media)
  • Raven/Carrier Pigeon 

We tailor each adventure to your choosing... whether its a few hours jumping from Kayaks to Paddleboards or a Full Day venture on the sea, river or hills! Get in touch and let us know what you would would like to do!

Find us on: 

• Facebook: Click here
• Instagram: Click here
• Visit Scotland: Click here
• KAYAK: Click here

Please note, those under 18yrs of age must either have a Parent or Guardian present on the water or viewing from the shore/sideline within earshot throughout.


Contact Us


Call now
  • 07495 986140
  • 07834 354929


Get directions
217 Colinton Mains Drive
EH13 9AN
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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