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From corporate events, to group gatherings, celebrations and memory making experiences with friends.

We offer venue hire and Group adventures from paddle boarding, coasteering, surfing and mindfulness sessions on the rugged coastline of East Lothian to mountaineering in the world renowned Highlands of Scotland.

Tucked away in the stunning East Lothian countryside, Ocean Vertical offer a unique venue for your Group adventure.

We are located just 40 minutes from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh at Hedderwick Hill Stables by Dunbar.

Our Base is unique and spectacular, offering multiple opportunities for groups and corporate events, large and small. You can also hire our Base for your Group.

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We provide highly experienced and professional guides, top of the range equipment and transport to our adventures.

We lead multiple adventures within a few miles of our base, and work with local suppliers and producers to offer our clients the most spectacular food, BBQs, drinks and wine tastings at the end of the day at our Base.

Memory making experiences for your Group!


Recent Group Events At Our Base

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Elevating Lives: The Transformative Power of Friends, Adventure, and Nature

Gathering a group of friends and embarking on outdoor adventures in nature is a recipe for life enhancement that goes beyond thrilling experiences. It's a journey of shared moments, personal growth, and lasting connections that resonate long after the adventure concludes. Combining the magic of nature with the bonds of friendship has a profound impact on individual well-being and group dynamics

1. Strengthening Bonds:

Nature provides the perfect backdrop for strengthening the bonds between friends. Shared challenges, laughter around the fire-pits, and the beauty of the outdoors forge connections that deepen over time, creating memories that are cherished forever.

2. Creating Lasting Memories:

Adventures in nature become the canvas upon which unforgettable memories are painted. From conquering peaks to paddling tranquil waters, these shared experiences become stories that friends relive and retell, forever solidifying the bond between them.

3. Empowering Together:

Facing challenges and experiencing new environments together empowers individuals and the group as a whole. Overcoming obstacles fosters resilience, encourages collaboration, and cultivates a sense of unity among friends

4. Rejuvenating the Spirit:

The stressors of daily life can take a toll on mental well-being. Escaping to nature with friends offers a chance to recharge and rejuvenate. The serenity of natural landscapes and the joy of adventure lift spirits and offer a welcome respite from everyday pressures.

5. Encouraging Personal Growth:

Outdoor adventures push individuals outside their comfort zones. Overcoming fears, navigating unfamiliar terrain, and trying new activities contribute to personal growth, self-discovery, and increased self-confidence.

6. Fostering Communication:

In the midst of nature's tranquility, communication takes on a new depth. Whether it's sharing thoughts on a mountaintop or discussing dreams under a starry sky, the environment encourages open dialogue and meaningful conversations.

7. Celebrating Achievements:

Celebrating achievements, whether it's reaching a summit or paddling to a hidden cove, becomes a collective experience. The sense of accomplishment is amplified by the shared support and encouragement of friends.

8. Strengthening Social Skills:

Group adventures in nature cultivate social skills that translate into everyday life. Decision-making, teamwork, and conflict resolution are all tested and refined, fostering skills that benefit relationships beyond the adventure.

9. Nurturing Playfulness:

Nature has a way of rekindling a sense of playfulness among friends. From impromptu races to playful competitions, the outdoors brings out the joy and spontaneity that often get buried in the routines of daily life.

10. Cultivating Gratitude:

Adventure in nature prompts a deep appreciation for the world around us. The beauty of landscapes, the simplicity of camp life, and the shared experiences all cultivate a sense of gratitude for the wonders of nature and the gift of friendship.

Bringing friends together in nature for adventure is a life-enriching journey that offers not only thrilling escapades but also a deeper connection with each other and the world around us. It's an investment in friendships, personal growth, and memories that continue to flourish, reminding us that life's greatest treasures are found in the company of friends and the embrace of nature's beauty.

Recent Customer Reviews

Our team of 20 had a fantastic corporate activity day at Ocean Vertical! The selection of activities offered to the team suited both the thrill seekers and those in need of some R&R. Staff were amazing, the location was stunning in East Lothian, and the food, BBQ and drinks in the evening were just fantastic. A good time was had by all – Thank you Ocean Vertical!

Kelly - Office Manager 10 Design | Edinburgh

I spent a brilliant afternoon Coasteering with Ocean Vertical; climbing, swimming, scrambling and jumping off rocks into the sea by Dunbar in East lothian. I was able to disconnect from the busyness of normal life and enjoy a magical couple of hours exploring a totally new environment, scrambling over inaccessible tidal islands, connecting with local marine wildlife and having serious fun. Adrian and Stevie nudge you safely out of your comfort zone, jumping 25 feet into the water or going through underwater passes is not normal for me!  After playing rugby professionally nothing provides a buzz quite the same but this came very close.

Jason White - Former Scottish Rugby Captain and British Lion | North Berwick

What a magical adventure. Went on the Assynt trip with Mollie & Stevie, had no idea what to expect as this was my first wild camp out with OV. It didn’t disappoint, I learned so much from pitching the tent, sleeping under the stars, eating and travelling ‘light’ lacing up boots ‘properly’ all in expert hands. The team had so much wisdom to impart for the novice and the experienced climber. Can’t wait to go again!

Lisa | East Lothian

Very enjoyable, we really enjoyed seeing the coastline from another perspective Coasteering in East Lothian, as well as meeting some of the local sea faring residents (sea urchins, starfish and seals). The session was great fun mixed with a good kick of adrenaline; Stevie is a skilled and experienced guide and we felt safe and informed throughout our experience.Thanks Ocean Vertical!

Gingal and friends | England

Unbelievable afternoon with Jacob and Adrian Coasteering. Great instructor, wonderful experience with good quality kit. Felt supported and challenged and had the most amazing time. Thoroughly recommend and will be back!!!!

Eleanor | Edinburgh

Thanks very much to Stevie and Jacob for today’s Coasteering trip in East Lothian. Amazing couple of hours on the rocks and in the water, and always felt safe with these professional instructors. Spotted many pods of Dolphins while we were jumping which was awesome to see! Great kit to keep you safe too. I would highly recommend giving this a shot, you won’t be disappointed!

Scott | Wales

We went coasteering in Dunbar with a group of friends and had an amazing time! Swimming, climbing and jumping off cliffs in impressive and wild scenery.
We were with a small group and were impressed by the quality of the equipment and excellent guides. I would definitely recommend this activity to everyone who’s looking for a memorable outdoor activity in East Lothian, Scotland!

Guido | The Netherlands

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

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

A new twist on a corporate day out – Coasteering: scrambling, swimming and jumping into the sea in East Lothian! Along with paddle boarding and mindfulness sessions. Was a brilliant shared experience, would definitely recommend. Staying on for a BBQ and beers in the courtyard was a fantastic way to reflect on and embellish stories from earlier in the day! 5 stars.

Euan - Associate 10 Design | Edinburgh

Our Base

Hedderwick Hill Stables, By Belhaven, Dunbar, EH42 1XF [Signposted Hedderwick Hill Farm off the A1087]

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