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MY Adventure (Edinburgh)

MY Adventure (Edinburgh) is an outdoor education and adventure tour provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are part of the Intrepidus Adventure Group that operates high quality adventure tours across Scotland and the broader UK.

At MY Adventure we specialises in Outdoor Activites Edinburgh. We focus on the delivery of day adventure tours which include canyoningcoasteeringmountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland and the North of England. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer.

We also have a focus on the delivery of The Duke of Edinburgh Award and deliver Bronze, Silver and Gold DOE Expeditions in both canoeing and hill walking.

What we do at My Adventure

At My Adventure (Edinburgh) we specialise in providing Outdoor Educational programmes as well as high quality adventure tours across Scotland and the broader UK. 

At My Adventure (Edinburgh), we provide experiential outdoor education programmes to young people living in the Edinburgh and Lothians who are not, or only partially in mainstream education. Offering mentorship, skills development and educational experiences, our team of experienced guides and development workers work with young people over an extended period of months, and sometimes years- suiting the needs of every individual. We cater each programme to the individual, making sure interpersonal and intrapersonal skills are developed in a nurturing and safe environment. Every young person has potential, we just help them realise it. 

At My Adventure, we also run the adventure section for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We work with secondary schools in the Edinburgh and Lothians to provide the expedition phase for the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards in either walking or canoeing. 

As part of the Intrepidus Outdoors group, we also run high quality adventurous experience for adult groups, stag parties, hen parties, corporate groups or tourists visiting Edinburgh. Join us as we slide down canyons in our Canyoning adventures, traverse along the coastline in our Coasteering adventures or climb peaks in our Hill Walking adventures.

Duke of Edinburgh Canoeing Expedition

Outdoor Learning in Scotland

Scotland’s rugged landscapes and diverse ecosystems provide an ideal backdrop for outdoor education, offering a rich tapestry of opportunities for experiential learning. Outdoor education in Scotland emphasizes not only the development of practical outdoor skills but also a deep appreciation for nature and a sense of environmental stewardship

Scotlands abundance of natural resources, including mountains, lochs, and forests, serves as an extensive outdoor classroom, fostering teamwork, leadership, and resilience among young people.

Outdoor Learning in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, with its unique blend of urban and natural environments, provides an inspiring setting for outdoor education. Young people in Edinburgh have the opportunity to explore nearby natural spaces such as Holyrood Park, home to the iconic Arthur’s Seat, where they can engage in activities like hiking, rock climbing, and environmental studies. The Water of Leith Walkway offers a tranquil urban escape, and outdoor education programs often incorporate activities along this scenic route. The city’s proximity to the Pentland Hills Regional Park further expands the possibilities for outdoor learning, with opportunities for hillwalking, orienteering, and wildlife observation. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a youth development program founded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956. It aims to empower young people aged 14 to 24 to develop key life skills, build confidence, and foster a sense of community and responsibility. The program is widely recognized and operates in numerous countries around the world.

Participants work towards achieving awards at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The award consists of four core components: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and Expedition. Participants are also required to undertake a Residential project at the Gold level, which involves living and working with others in a new environment of a short period of time.

The DofE award is known for its emphasis on personal challenge, teamwork, and a spirit of adventure, with the ultimate goal of helping young individuals become well-rounded, resilient, and socially conscious citizens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is My Adventure Located?

We are located in Loanhead, Midlothian- only a 15 minute drive from Edinburgh city centre.

Im interested in doing my Duke of Edinburgh Award, what do I do?

You must be between 14-25 years old to participate in DofE, the best way is to go through your school or community group, then we can help with your adventure section of the award.

What activity can I do for my Duke of Edinburgh Award?

We provide walking or canoeing for Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes

My school does not do Duke of Edinburgh, but my friends and I want to, what do we do?

Get in touch with us, we can help send you in the right direction for how to do your Duke of Edinburgh Award out with school or a youth club- Don’t miss out!

I don’t have any kit for my DofE expedition, can you recommend some?

Check out our blogs for more information on your Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

I know someone that might benefit from your outdoor learning programmes, what should I do?

We’re always happy to help, send us an email if you would like more information if you know someone you think will benefit from our experiential outdoor learning programme.

Im looking for more information about Outdoor Learning in Scotland?

Check out our blogs!

What level of fitness do I need to join an adventure?

Our activities can be catered to everyones abilities, however you do need to be somewhat physically able as our adventure involve lots of walking, swimming and scrambling. A member of our office team would be happy to help if you have any queries about your fitness.

I can’t swim, can I still join an adventure?

Yes- we provide buoyancy aids to keep you safe in the water.

I want to join on an adventure, but I don’t have kit?

No problem, we will provide you with all safety and technical equipment.

Can I bring my camera?

All of our instructors take iPhones and waterproof GoPro cameras on our adventures, we will transfer the images to you upon arrival in Edinburgh

Where do you run adventure tours from?

We operate out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed Valley, Perth, Fort William, Bruar, Dollar, Alva, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay

Where will you collect me for my adventure?

For Open groups, we will collect you from Market Street entrance to Edinburgh Waverly train station. For Private groups, we will collect you from your accommodation or a convenient location

I have an injury, can I still join an adventure?

Please get in touch with your doctor and us if you have an injury and are unsure if you can participate in our adventures.



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Canyoning Adventure with MY Adventure
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