If you’re looking for the best year-round white water rafting in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. Join us on the River Findhorn for up to Grade 5 rapids and amazing scenery.
Cliff Jumping & River Tubing
- Low Season
- Per person Ages 7+
- High Season
- Per person Ages 7+
River Tubing & Cliff Jumping
ACE has the best River Tubing and Cliff Jumping in Scotland and we are pretty confident the UK right here in sunny Moray on the River Findhorn.
- Cliff jumping
- Stunning scenery
- Excellent safety record
- Professional photographs for purchase after the trip **
- Heated change rooms, no roadside changing in the rain
- International Rafting Federation trained and qualified guides
Use inflatable river tubes, a bit like smurf doughnuts, to float down rapids, go over and swim under waterfalls with cliff jumping in deep pools.
River tubing is a truly comical activity that offers an opportunity to adapt the experience to each individual’s comfort zone.
Armed with a river tube that resembles a large tire inner tube, clad in a quality thick neoprene wetsuit, the dark, mysterious waters of Randolph’s Leap await.
Testing balance and control floating down the white water rapids, admiring stunning scenery passing by one of Britain’s tallest trees, then jumping from wonderfully sculptured gorge walls. Carry on to negotiate the Cauldron, tube over a drop of 1.5 metres, then swim over and behind a waterfall into a spa.
** Please note: photographs will only be taken if guide ratios permit.
- Safety equipment
- Warm, clean wetsuit so you don’t get cold
- Transport from the Activity Center to and from activities
- Purpose-built activity base with reception and ample parking
- Friendly booking staff who can assist in your visit to the area from accommodation to transport
- Swim suit or bathers
- Footwear such as old trainers that will get wet and are suitable for walking on uneven ground
Note: We supply wetsuit booties if needed.
What makes the best River Tubing and Cliff Jumping?
It all comes down to the right location, competent enthusiastic guide to keep you safe and commitment to great customer service to deliver the best river tubing and cliff jumping.
ACE was the first to take two awesome adventure activities; river tubing and cliff jumping and combine them into a fun, exciting and challenging half-day activity.
A number of different height cliff jumps from short ones suited to a young family or school adventure to high cliff jumps that will make a knee quivering stag or CEO have his colleagues cheering in mirth.
The stunning location of Randolph’s leap is ideal for river tubing and cliff jumping with fun rapids to float down and short waterfalls to plummet over in your river tube.
What is River Tubing and Cliff Jumping?
Firstly and most importantly river tubing and cliff jumping are a lot of fun. It verges on silly and you will find yourself swinging from grinning like a madman on the river tube to testing your resolve during the cliff jumping or when swimming under the waterfall.
River tubing is where you get a large inflatable ring specially designed for white water and float down a river. There are river floats on flat water which are relaxing but river tubes come into their own in rapids as you bounce on down the river.
Cliff jumping is sometimes called tombstoning or coasteering in the UK. You find a cliff with deep water below and jump in. The cliff jumping at ACE is extra thrilling because the stunning River Findhorn has dark tannin-stained water. All kept safe with competent trained guides and know the safest places to jump as well as making sure you are wearing the essential safety equipment of a buoyancy aid.
The ACE river tubing experience is ideal in low water conditions making it a perfect summertime half-day adventure activity. In the event, the river has higher flows we either do a different section or change over to a more suitable activity for the conditions, such as family river rafting or packrafting.
A typical day is usually; After arrival at the ACE base where we have heated change rooms, toilet facilities and comfortable reception you will be welcomed by one of the team. Once signed in we provide an update of what is in store for the day before issuing your equipment. Valuables can be locked in your vehicles or left with us in a secure box where we keep your car keys.
It usually takes about 30 minutes to get changed and hop on the bus where we take you to the activity starting point. The trip leader will provide a safety brief and instruction before beginning the experience.
Everyone walks to what has been claimed as the tallest tree in the UK where you make your way into the river and float down the first rapid above Randolph’s Leap. In the pool above the gap, further instruction on how to control the tube including standing up on it and getting back on after falling off.
The gap is then floated through. This is the exact location where Alistair Bane and his three companions jumped across in retreat from the Battle of Whitmire. Everyone climbs out on the right where a series of cliff jumps can be done working your way up to the podium at 24 feet on the opposite bank for those with a head for heights.
Depending on water flow you then either negotiate the very next rapid or jump into the cauldron to queue up above a 1.5-metre waterfall which you plunge over on your tube!
Once everyone has done that and the bragging rights dimmed down by those that successfully negotiated the drop without capsizing we gather at a natural weir. Here you get to swim over the drop into a natural washing machine. Those brave enough can attempt to swim behind the waterfall curtain.
The trip finishes by chaining up into a long snake and continuing down the river to just above the confluence of the River Divie.
A short walk back to the roadside where the bus takes you back to the ACE base where you can reunite your dry clothes and see the photos of the day on the widescreen tv in the reception where snacks and refreshments are available.
Randolph’s Leap is a popular scenic river walk and visitor attraction just off the Northern end of the B9007 road around 8 miles south of the town Forres in Moray. Popular predominantly due to its outstanding beauty which is poetically documented in the rare book “The Findhorn” by Thomas Henderson in 1932.
Quoted by Charles St John renown for sketching wild and historical references of the Highlands in the early 1800s “Surely there is no other river in the world so beautiful.” Perhaps arguable the surrounding area of Randolph’s leap is the jewel in the crown that is the River Findhorn and another of Morays best-kept secrets.
Mature and ancient forest of Alder, Ash, Beech, Caledonia Pine, Fir and Oak to name a few fringe a dramatic gorge featuring abstract sculptures of variegated grey gneiss and pink granite.
- Established in 2006
- Customer experience focused
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 5 Star Visit Scotland Activity Provider
- Best UK River Tubing & Cliff Jumping
- HSE Certified with Adventure Activity Licence Authority
- All photos and video on this website were taken at ACE
- 2017 HITA shortlisted for best outdoor adventure experience