A for Adventure and Auroras in Scotland

A for Adventure and Auroras

A  for Adventure and Auroras in Scotland. A trip to Scotland is an adventure in itself. Here at Blervie House, we believe that there is more to Scotland than whisky and are keen to share our love of Moray with all our guests, helping everyone spend their time wisely, finding the suitable activity, seeing the right site, or even just relaxing during their stay with us.

Few areas of Scotland offer such a vast and exciting range of attractions and historical interest as Moray and the North-Eastern coast of Scotland. So, for this reason, our A to Z Guide is updated and shared monthly, highlighting the fantastic activities that can be considered when staying with us here at Blervie House.

So think about following our monthly alphabetical updates on how to make your time in Scotland extra special.

A for Adventure 

Adventure – in this case, you have to start with Ace Adventures. Located just a short drive from Blervie, you can have a superb real adventure on the River Findhorn. Ace Adventures will help you tailor your adventure to your level. They have the best year-round white-water rafting in the UK  – with up to Grade 5 rapids in the right high water conditions. Try it to see if you like it; the scenery is fantastic.

Blervie House White Water Rafting

You are in safe hands; the River Findhorn Gorge is incredible, and your sense of achievement at the end will never be forgotten, even if this is a one-off adventure for you. Trust me, I have tried this, so I can give you a personal recommendation if you are unsure.

If you want something quieter, try Rafting or Kayaking in the quieter waters of the Findhorn. The whole experience comes with Qualified Guides and Professional Photos.

And for those guests who are determined to get wet, there is always River Tubing, Cliff Jumping or Canyoning. Moray is a great place to be outdoors, and the River Findhorn is a great place to start. If this adventure is not to your liking, watch this space; more are coming.Blervie House Rafting

If you have non-participating spectators travelling with you, make sure they are on the Riverbank to watch you go through the spectacular Randolph’s Leap. There is a fabulous walk from the car park at Logie Steading along that part of the river that is quite an adventure. And don’t forget to drop into Logie Steading for a tranquil afternoon tea after all your excitement.

Alternatively, if you would like a quieter but more dramatic walk along the River Findhorn to see what you have been missing, ask us about Sluie Walk, which is a spectacular walk.

A for Auroras

Auroras or Northern Lights – some people travel miles to see these fantastic light shows caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen, resulting in a light show provided by Nature far worthier than any firework display.

Aurora over the Moray Coast

So, if you want to see the Northern Lights in Scotland here in Moray, where Dolphins meet the star-studded skies, this is one of the best places in the UK to see this phenomenon. Due to our clear, dark skies and wide-open northern horizons, the light shows can be unique. The months of September through to March, when the skies are darker, are the best times to see Auroras. If you are fortunate, you can see the show over the Moray Firth from the house, on the terrace, camera at the ready.

One of the best places to see these lights can be Roseisle Beach, but we are so lucky in this area with vast expanses of beaches and skies we might well be placed to save you travelling miles. However, we also have many other dark skies spots we can suggest.

I hope my first A is for suggestions that have tempted you to consider Moray a different destination. Look out for the next instalment, or let me know your favourite adventure.