Àban - Adventure Learning Community

Young and old alike, everyone feels better after spending time outdoors. We help get you out on new adventures right here in your own community.

When you book an activity with us, every penny raised goes to support our charitable work in Inverness. We work with schools, community groups and other charities to offer positive outdoor adventures for children & families in need.

Contribute to our charitable work by making a one-off or regular donation.

Getting ready

2022 Kessock Ferry Swim Caps for saleAvailable to order online now

£11 including delivery, a unique 2022 Kessock Ferry Swim cap in high-quality silicone suede. One size fits all.

Mon 18 JulRead more…

Loch an Eoin Campsite

Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2022-23Aged 16-24? Would you like to join our Open Award group?

We're back for the second year running, and seeking 15 special young people aged 16 - 24 who want to join our friendly group. We will help you to take on the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You don't need to have done Silver, you don't need to be a keen walker, and you certainly don't need to be an academic high flier at school - you just need to have bags of determination and a spirit of adventure.

Mon 18 JulRead more…


2023 Kessock Ferry Swim date announced

We're pleased to announce that the next edition will take place on Sunday 25th June 2023. Entries will open on Valentine's Day 2023 - save the date! If you'd like to be kept informed, please sign up to our newsletter here. In the meantime please enjoy a selection of videos and photos from the 2022 event.

Organisers' post-event report will be published here shortly.

Fri 24 JunRead more…

Sunday group

NKTOP Sea KayakingA weekend of adventure for the community in North Kessock

New project this weekend - 2 days of sea kayaking on behalf of the North Kessock Ticket Office Project.

Sun 12 JunRead more…

Nele fire circle

Summer Holiday Programme 2022

New for Summer 2022: camps for children aged 5 all the way up to 18. Our Easter holiday camps were fully booked, and we're now delighted to launch our Summer 2022 programme. It's on for the first 3 weeks of the holidays. One week is up at Dunain Community Woodland, the other two at Culduthel Community Woods.

Mon 16 MayRead more…

Kendal Mountain Tour

Kendal Mountain Tour at Eden Court

We had a bit of fun at the weekend appearing as part of the Kendal Mountain Tour at Eden Court. They were inviting community activitists to join them on each leg of their UK-wide tour, and we were the lucky ones chosen for Inverness.

Mon 16 MayRead more…

Fire circle

"Stay outside until it's time for tea!"

These are holidays like they used to be! Easter 2022 sold out, so please help us plan ahead for the summer. Well done to the 48 children who braved some really cold conditions. Goes to show that with a bit of warm clothing and a big wood to explore, even P1 children can stay outside for 6 hours non-stop and still be warm & happy.

Thu 7 AprRead more…


Kessock Ferry Swim 2022All proceeds to local charities

THE NEXT EDITION OF THE KESSOCK FERRY SWIM WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2023. ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON VALENTINE'S DAY 2023. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE. This summer, be part of something special in the Highlands. For the first time in over 50 years, the Kessock Ferry Swim will be held again on Saturday 25th June 2022. Be part of a community event with a warm Inverness welcome for all our swimmers. This classic route from South to North Kessock and back again is approximately 1200m long. Take on this stretch of exposed tidal water with an experienced safety support crew by your side. All proceeds from the Kessock Ferry Swim go to local charities.

Mon 28 MarRead more…

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