Adventure First offer the largest range of activities available in Aberdeenshire – check out the full list below.


Coasteering is a hugely exciting activity that will take your breath away! It incorporates jumping from the cliffs into deep water, swimming in the sea and playing in the waves, scrambling along the rocks and shoreline and exploring the gullies, and for the more adventurous, exploring the caves sculpted by the sea.  At Adventure First... Read more »

Gorge Walking

Gorge walking is an exhilarating activity that will leave you wanting more, no matter what your age! It incorporates sliding down natural flumes and rapids, jumping into crystal clear pools, swimming behind waterfalls and much more. This is a truly great activity for everyone to take part in. At Adventure First we have 3 main... Read more »


Scotland has magnificent mountains around every corner and the biggest mountains in the UK. At Adventure First we deliver courses in all aspects of hill walking, mountaineering and rock climbing throughout the Scottish highlands and the UK. Whether you are new to hill walking and would like to venture out and learn new skills, or... Read more »


Canoeing is a great activity for everyone to try. Whether you want to explore flat water lochs or take on the rapids on the world class canoe rivers we have in Scotland, then Adventure First can make it happen for you. From beginner taster sessions to star awards and advanced coaching our experienced staff will... Read more »

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a truly unforgettable experience! Scotland has so many great climbing venues that it would take a lifetime to explore them all. With every type of climbing available from sea cliffs, mountain crags, sport routes, and single pitch crags to some of the great long multi pitch routes, there is something for everyone.... Read more »


Scotland has some of the best canoeing and kayaking locations in the world. With stunning coastline, mighty lochs and amazing rivers to explore there is no shortage of inspirational trips and adventures to take part in.  Adventure First is based on the coast at the mouth of the River Don and a stone’s throw from... Read more »


Based on the coast at Aberdeen, Adventure First is the perfect place to learn how to surf or improve your skills to tackle bigger waves. We run surf sessions from Aberdeen beach as well as others throughout the North East, such as Banff and Sandend. We cater for all abilities from beginner to the intermediate... Read more »

Mountain Biking

Scotland has some of the best mountain biking venues out there! At Adventure First our guides have a passion to introducing people to some of the great trails of Scotland whilst learning new skills and taking in some of the spectacular wilderness scenes along the way. Whether you want a leisurely guided trip along the... Read more »


Skiing is a great activity for anyone to take part in.  At Adventure First our staff are passionate about skiing and passing on their skills to others in a safe learning environment. Within easy travelling distance from Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh we have the Lecht and Glenshee ski centres which have great ski areas... Read more »

Winter Climbing

Scottish winter climbing is a truly unforgettable experience! Scotland has some of the finest winter climbs with people coming from all over the world to explore the routes we have to offer. At Adventure First our climbing guides are highly experienced and enthusiastic about climbing which is clear when you are out with them. They... Read more »