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Group Adventures

Looking for something different? Talk to the experts.


If you are looking for something totally unique for your Group, then talk to the experts: From the rugged coastline of East Lothian to the Highlands of Scotland - From BBQs, local produce, fire pits and wine tastings, we have your special occasion covered.

Tucked away in the stunning East Lothian countryside, Ocean Vertical offer a unique alternative for your group get together.

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 group adventure.

From responsible Stag and Hen parties, to celebrations, special events, reunions and friends just wanting to escape and make memories together.

Ocean Based Group Adventures

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As well as venue hire, we offer bespoke group 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.

Group Events At Our Base

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Tailor made adventures to suit your Group.

Our outdoor professionals and 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.

Things tend to work better when they get unplugged – that includes you!

Mountain Based Group Adventures

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Our Base

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 group event, large and small.

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.


Group Paddle Boarding, Coasteering and Surfing

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Hire our Base

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Recent Customer Reviews

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!

Mrs C Harper | Aberdeen

I had an incredible day out winter mountaineering in Glen Coe with Mollie Hughes and the OV team. Despite some challenging weather, I had loads of fun and the team made sure that we had the opportunity to brush up on some winter skills. 100% recommend the winter courses

Clare | Edinburgh

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

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.

Gordon - Partner 10 Design | Glasgow

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

We had the best morning with Ocean Vertical. We booked the 3 hour surfing session in East Lothian. It was absolutely brilliant. They provided everything we needed. Their facilities, from changing to minibus, were super. There were 2 amazingly knowledgeable instructors and only 6 participants in the group so we got lots of personal support and feedback. The instructors were so friendly and encouraging. I would highly recommend Ocean Vertical and can’t wait to go back. I will be telling all my friends and family to book some fun activities! Thanks for a fantastic morning Ocean Vertical!

Miss Smith and friends | Edinburgh

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 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.

Ross | Hong Kong

Great morning paddle boarding with Ocean Vertical. Felt safe, was really informative and learned loads. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get into paddle boarding in East Lothian.

Debbie | Glasgow

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

Shaun | Edinburgh - 10 Design

First time with an ice axe and crampons! What a day in the Glen Coe mountains with Ocean Vertical. It was absolutely breath taking with amazing views and lots of snow! Feeling a lot more confident after this trip and cant wait to get out again….. Brilliant!

Sally | Edinburgh

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

Our Base

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

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