A is for Things To Do when staying at Blervie House. Here are 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 right activity, seeing the right site or even just relaxing during their stay with us.
Few areas of Scotland offer such a wide and interesting 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 amazing activities that can be considered when staying with us here at Blervie House.
So starting with A is for Things To Do
A for Adventure
Adventure – well, 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 own 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 amazing.
You are in safe hands; the River Findhorn Gorge is incredibly beautiful 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 can give you a personal recommendation if you are not sure.
If you would like 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 really 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, there are more coming.
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 Walk along that part of the River is quite an adventure in itself. And don’t forget to drop into Logie Steading for a tranquil afternoon tea after all your excitement.
A for Auroras
Auroras or Northern Lights – some people travel miles to see these amazing 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.
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 amazing. The months of September through to March when the skies are darker are the best time to see Auroras. If you are really lucky 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 think about Moray as a different destination, look out for the next instalment or let me know what your favourite adventure is.