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Woodland Axe Throwing

Enjoy the best outdoor activities in Scotland with our Woodland Axe Throwing adventure!

£27.50pp

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Woodland Axe Throwing in East Lothian

At Ocean Vertical life is about embracing new experiences in nature with good folk around you: So why not take the leap, gather up your besties,  and book into our Woodland Axe Throwing adventure!?

As with all Ocean Vertical adventures our Axe Throwing takes place in a natural outdoor environment. From beautiful frosty mornings, to balmy summer evenings and everything in-between, our Axe Throwing takes place in a peaceful woodland setting next to Our Base in East Lothian.

What is Axe Throwing?

First up, its been around for a long time. The Vikings enjoyed a spot of axe throwing, and it was very much part of the Canadian lumberjack community.

Thankfully you needn’t go to Canada; Our axe throwing is located just 40 minutes from Edinburgh in East Lothian. You needn’t be a lumberjack either, our axe throwing is for everyone who enjoys new experiences in nature:

From groups of chums, to families, responsible stag and hen parties, special events and Corporate Away Days. It really is totally unique.

To start our Team will brief and coach you in throwing technique and safety. We will be with you throughout the session to provide ongoing coaching, advice and safety.

You will be throwing specialist axes at large timber targets over three meters away, and after the initial briefing its all about getting some quality practice in. Its incredible how satisfying it is when that axe “sticks!”.

We then spend the rest of the session having a “not so serious” axe throwing competition. This is a great way to generate, safe serious fun in a beautiful woodland setting.

And of course, we always finish with the Hammerschlagen Challenge! What is this we hear you ask? Book in and find out!

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Woodland Axe Throwing with Ocean Vertical

Customer Reviews from Ocean Vertical adventures

Thoroughly enjoyed another trip mountaineering to stunning Glen Coe with the highly experienced team at Ocean Vertical. With transparent and on-going risk assessment, Stevie and Adrian strive to provide their adventurers with the best experience in the conditions available – adapting where necessary with their extensive knowledge of the area. Whether it’s been paddle boarding, climbing or mountaineering in Scotland, I have always had a safe and truly rewarding experience. Can’t wait to get out with them again!

Ruth | East Lothian

What a adventure climbing with Ocean Vertical in Glen Coe!. Not being an experienced climber the guides led us to the top of a very snowy mountain with knowledge experience and skill. Mesmerised by the views I am already looking to book my next trip. There is a whole other world in those mountains – epic day. They also provided transport, ice axes, crampons and boots!

Sarah | North Berwick

Ocean Vertical is brought together by people who live and breathe the mountain and outdoor life to the full extent. I have spent an absolutely amazing time with Stevie and Adrian and Ocean Vertical climbing in the Scottish mountains.

The practical and technical information they pass on to people is truly their passion, and it is felt on the journey, in the mountains and their lifestyle. That you Ocean Vertical – 5 stars :]

Dianaliis | Estonia

Amazing day out winter mountaineering in Scotland in the snow with Stevie and Adrian yesterday. We learned loads of new techniques including how to use crampons and an ice axe! Feeling more confident in managing Scottish winter conditions and looking forward to getting another day out with them soon.

Ciara | Edinburgh

Had a fantastic day out learning basic mountaineering under the tutorage of Stevie and Adrian. Lots of knowledge shared on key skills for the mountain, as well as having a go with crampons and ice axe for the first time.

Felt safe at all times and throughout the day the guys did a fantastic job make sure the pace was suitable for the whole group.

Brilliant value for money, will definitely do again very soon and can’t recommend enough!

Pete | Haddington

I was working in Edinburgh and planned to do some walking with a group of friends. A colleague recommended Ocean Vertical. I called but they were booked out, had a call-back and they coordinated a mountain trip for us!
A day later, I was standing 3,500 feet up on Stob Coire nan Lochan in snow and ice looking out over the most incredible scenery in Glen Coe, a brilliant trip that I couldn’t have accessed without Stevie and Adrian who were fabulous guides. Totally recommend!

Angus | London

Fantastic day out with Stevie and Adrian today climbing Stob Ghabhar. Scottish winter mountaineering at its best! These guys really know their stuff and I felt in very safe hands for my first venture up to this height in winter.

Amazing experience and I learned to use an ice axe and crampons! to be repeated! Highly recommended!

Caroline | Edinburgh

I thought we were mad getting up for a 3.30am start to go winter hillwalking! I now know why we did it. Watching the winter sunrise over Glen Coe was pretty special. Would I do it again? I’m already booked in for my next trip!

Emily | Edinburgh

Enjoyed a great day in early January with Stevie and Adrian bagging 3 Munro’s – Ben Lawers, An Stuc and Beinn Ghlas.

Great to have the knowledge to take us on the less trodden route to the top of Ben Lawers, help negotiate the atmospheric conditions on the day and give us options for climbs. Thanks, guys! Looking forward to the next winter mountaineering in Scotland trip!

Gary | East Lothian

What a day! Spectacular weather and views. Lots of snow and it was freezing! First time with an ice axe and crampons. The guys at Ocean Vertical were brilliant. We talked about planning, decision-making, navigation and how to use our technical equipment – I now know how to fit a crampon! Huge thanks and will be back!

Karen | Edinburgh

Just back from a day with Stevie and Adrian. Both are masters of there trade. Making sure everyone was comfortable and understanding the terrain. I felt in very safe hands on my first winter mountaineering day out with the boys.

I would highly recommend Ocean Vertical to everyone thinking of winter mountaineering in Scotland. Both guys’ are very knowledgeable of mountains and the surrounding areas. I’ll definitely be back out with Ocean Vertical very soon!

Kev | Newcastle

Thoroughly enjoyed another trip to stunning Glen Coe with the highly experienced team at Ocean Vertical. With transparent and ongoing risk assessment, Stevie and Adrian strive to provide their adventurers with the best experience in the conditions available – adapting where necessary with their extensive knowledge of the area. Whether it’s been paddle boarding, climbing or mountaineering, I have always had a safe and truly rewarding experience. Can’t wait to get out with them again!

Ruth | East Lothian

Best Hogmanay Ever!!!!

Ended 2019 by climbing up Stob Ghabhar in the Black Mount region close to Glen Coe with @ocean_vertical and @etjo17 and I loved it from start to finish. The weather was clear and crisp, making for phenomenal views for miles around. Our guide @the_stevie_boyle was brilliant – full of knowledge, encouraging, and general all round top bloke! They got us there and back from East Lothian and provided us with all the kit. If you haven’t already been on an @ocean_vertical experience then I highly recommend you do…you won’t regret it!

Suzanne | Edinburgh

Trip Overview

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Availability

All Year Round

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Duration

2 Hours [Please arrive 20 minutes early]

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Difficulty

No previous experience required

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Language

English

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Meeting Point

Ocean Vertical, Hedderwick Hill Stables.

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Minimum Age

12 [This can be younger for private groups]

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Total Distance

10 minute stroll to our Woodland Axe Throwing Range

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Group Size

Maximum 8 [This can be larger for private groups]

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Minimum Number

4

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Weather

Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Axe throwing instructor
  • Woodland axe throwing range and targets
  • Throwing axes

Not Included

  • Outdoor clothing
  • Outdoor footwear

What to bring with you for Woodland Axe Throwing

Outdoor footwear

Outdoor clothing - warm in the colder months

Waterproof jacket if its likely to be wet

Warm hat in the colder months

Feel free to bring a flask and snacks

Please arrive at Ocean Vertical 20 minutes early for Woodland Axe Throwing

We are just 40 minutes from Edinburgh by Dunbar

Accreditations
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ASI Accredited School - Stand Up Paddle ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors NCC Promoting Safe Coasteering