There are many ways to enjoy the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and Perthshire. Extreme sports are popular, with bungee jumping, white water rafting, treetop zip-wires, mountain biking and other pursuits drawing many people to this beautiful part of the world.
Extreme Sports, Wildlife, and the Great Outdoors
1. Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop
Equipment hire for walking, cycling, canoes and kayaks.
We have a variety of outdoor Activity Equipment for hire and for sale in the village of Killin on the side of Loch Tay in the Highlands of Scotland. Local route advice and activity information are also available, just come in the shop and ask the staff who all have a good local knowledge and participate in many different activities.
We offer unsupervised canoe and kayak hire on the River Lochay and Loch Tay which is great for beginners and families and reasonably priced.
2. Go Ape Aberfoyle
Scotland’s number one Tree Top Adventure located in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle. An adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides up to 40 feet up in the trees. Appealing to a wide age range, customers are fitted with a climbing harness, given instructions, and then trek from tree to tree high above the forest floor (over 10’s only).
3. Perthshire Paintball
Go wild in the wild, whether you are an individual or a group they have lots to offer! Not only do they have paintballing but many other activities from gold panning and white water rafting to clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving.
4. Splash White Water Rafting
Offering white water rafting and canyoning in highland Perthshire. Stag and hen parties welcomed at this hugely enjoyable extreme sports centre.
5. Legend Sailing
Legend Sailing offers conoeing, canyoning, archery, sail boat hire, mountain biking etc. They are based at Loch Tay.
More Outdoor Activities
Argarty Red Kites Project – Red Kites are back in Scotland after an absence of nearly 130 years. Visit this working farm, and for a very modest fee be taken on a Ranger led walk to see the acrobatic and colourful birds. Watch these large birds swoop and soar – they are breeding locally and you can visit the large hide for a great veiw. Phone and check for feeding times. Because they are a working farm and cannot be open every day of the year, booking is highly recommended. Please use the online Booking and Enquiry Form or phone them on 01786 841373.
To find a wide range of wild-life watching options look at: www.wild-scotland.org.uk
Bird Watching We are privileged to have a wide variety of birds in our corner of the National Park. In addition to just relaxing and seeing what comes your way, you can get out and about on the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail. This takes you on a circular tour of the local area where you are likely to see many species such as Merlin, Buzzard and Osprey, and perhaps even a Golden Eagle.
Strathyre Outdoors offer a number of experiences, including wildlife and nature walks and canoeing. Rod hire and fishing permits. Team-building activities also available.
Phoenix Falconry Featured on BBC’s Animal Hospital , this provides a chance to spend time on an exclusive Highland Hawking Estates, working with Hawks, Pointing Dogs and Ferrets.