Corporate adventure, team building and away days, just 40 minutes from Edinburgh.
We are a passionate and unique team of Adventurers: From the rugged coastline of East Lothian, to the Highlands of Scotland and the highest point on Earth, the summit of Mount Everest.
Our team have the skills, experience and professionalism to create extraordinary experiences to bring your Team together.
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Tucked away in the stunning East Lothian countryside, Ocean Vertical offer a unique venue for your Corporate away days.
We are located just 40 minutes from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh at Hedderwick Hill Stables by Dunbar. Here we offer a private and secluded base to host your off-site meetings, events and Corporate adventure days.
As well as venue hire, we offer Corporate and Team adventures including paddle boarding, coasteering, surfing and mindfulness sessions in East Lothian, as well as summer and winter mountaineering trips to the Highlands of Scotland.
We provide highly experienced and professional guides, top of the range equipment and transport to our adventures.
Recent Ocean Based Corporate Adventures
Tailor made adventures to suit your purpose.
Our outdoor professionals are more than happy to assist in creating and planning personal and customized adventures for individuals, groups and teams.
We have a wide range of experience working with clients on land, in the ocean, and in the mountains; from accessible adventure, to more advanced adventure for smaller groups.
We believe in the "Therapy of Nature", that being outside, in the elements, embracing new experiences is inherently good for you.
Our relationship with nature, how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings, is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing stress and anxiety.
Things tend to work better when they get unplugged – that includes you and your Team!
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Hedderwick Hill stables is a magnificent Victorian stables building situated in beautiful woodland, 10 minutes walk from the sea, and just 40 minutes from Edinburgh.
Our rejuvenated base is unique and spectacular, offering multiple opportunities for your corporate meetings and events, large and small. Facilities include;
- A spectacular 100m2 reception space with log burning stove.
- Separate meeting rooms and break out space.
- A secluded landscaped courtyard perfect for entertaining and BBQs.
- Changing facilities and toilets.
- Excellent broadband.
- Incredible local food, drinks, wine tastings and BBQs
- Direct access to woodland walks and the beautiful Tyne Estuary.
- Lots of parking and easy access from the A1.
Recent Corporate Events At Our Base
Keeping it Local.
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 Hedderwick Hill Stables.
Extraordinary experiences to bring your Team together.
Recent Mountain Based Corporate Adventures
Our Base - Perfect for off site meetings and Corporate away days
Recent Customer Reviews
Our team have never been on this kind of away day before and we’re a bit apprehensive before hand but were blown away by the experience. It’s the best thing we’ve done for team morale in 13 years of running the business – a boost like this was so needed after the last few years. The venue for the evening was perfect – beautiful courtyard with blazing fires, wine from Wine Wednesdays, toasted Marshmallows and the most delicious food from Barbarella Beets. A really special experience and one we’ll all remember for a long time to come – thanks so much Adrian & team OV!
We booked the new HQ facility for an office social. Really can’t recommend it highly enough. We had teams of people doing the coasteering, paddle boarding and a Wellbeing Experience so there was something for everyone. I tried the paddle boarding and the quality of the tuition and the gear was great.The facility has a great set up and the after-activity BBQ in the courtyard was a great way for everyone to catch up before sitting down to a very nice dinner. Everyone who I have spoken to thoroughly enjoyed it.
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.
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!
I booked a group paddle board / SUP experience for my mums 60th in East Lothian. Stevie, Adrian and the team at Ocean Vertical went above and beyond to accommodate our group and made it such a memorable experience! Most of us had little to no experience and, due to the sea conditions being choppy, they customised our trip for a day that suited us and offered to take us to a beautiful secluded lake instead – we had such a blast and our instructors Molly and Kirsty were brilliant. Can’t recommend enough!
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!
I went out paddle boarding at the stunning Seacliff beach in East Lothian with Ocean Vertical last week, superb evening on the water, great tuition, the weather cleared up and we were joined by a grey seal and puffins!
Adrian and Stevie are both full of enthusiasm and you all need to give it a try 10/10.
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.
Amazing corporate day out doing coasteering, with colleagues also participating in paddle boarding and mindfulness in East Lothian. This was topped off with an amazing dinner and drinks in the evening in a beautiful venue – I will be going back.Thanks to everyone at Ocean Vertical
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!
Hedderwick Hill Stables, By Belhaven, Dunbar, EH42 1XF [Signposted Hedderwick Hill Farm off the A1087]