Summer camps, school trips & bespoke adventures for adults or families

Adventures in true wilderness where the mountains meet the sea

Over 50 years of adventure & life-changing experiences

Carefully crafted level of freedom & independence for young people

Rebecca, Mark and their team run outstanding adventurous school residential trips, summer camps for young people, and bespoke courses for adults and families. Ridgway Adventure continues the fifty-year family history of adventure at Ardmore, the remote crofting settlement in the far northwest of Scotland, that is the family’s year-round home.

Our Home Your Adventure

A timeless and truly wild natural environment where mountains rise majestically from the intricate coves and bays of sheltered sea lochs…

Climb in the mountains, sea kayak amongst seals and nesting sea birds, rock climb on ancient crags, survive on uninhabited islands, lift creels from the depths, and far more.

Stay in comfort in a Norwegian-style wooden building where the sea laps just yards from the door and enjoy delicious home-cooked food.

Ridgway Adventure is just two hours’ drive from Inverness in the north of Scotland. Inverness has simple flight connections from major domestic airports, direct flights from Amsterdam, and direct rail travel from London.

Our Story

Rebecca’s parents first came to Ardmore in 1964 and in 1969 the John Ridgway Adventure School opened its doors to the first course.   It has been the starting point of many ground-breaking expeditions and, during the summer months for the last 50 years, the venue for people of all ages to experience their own adventures with us in the mountains and on the sea.

Book a Sea Kayaking Day

Paddle with us in sheltered sea lochs teeming with wildlife. The perfect place to experience sea kayaking for the first time or develop your skills.

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Ridgway Journal