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
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).
In Your Element
The team at In Your Element are dedicated to helping you and your family make the most of your stay in Scotland. They have a great variety of outdoor activities on offer in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Scheduled activities include wonderful guided canoe experiences and thrilling gorge walking and river sledging, along with exhilarating river tubing which is available from 2019! Their Treezone aerial adventure course at Loch Lomond Shores is another fabulous experience and suitable for age 7+. Group team activities like highland Games, canyoning, archery, land and water based treasure hunt and more also available for groups.
Loch Lomond Leisure
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.
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.
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.
More Outdoor Activities
Briarlands Farm, Blairdrummond, Stirling is a working mixed farm which contains a fun yard which has jumping pillows, a specially designed low energy exercise programme for both children and adults. There is also a straw mountain tower for kids to climb, go karts, a tyre maze, sand pit and football skills game. There is also an outdoor ‘maize’ which is naturally grown and covers a an area of 5 acres and grows to a height of over 6 ft.
Briarlands Farm is located close to Blair Drummond Safari Park just off the A84.
Country Parks are located throughout Scotland and provide families with many opportunities for outdoor activities. The Ochil Hills Woodland Park is one example and is the site of what was a grand 17th century house and estate. It now provides an attractive woodland park that shows some of Stirlingshire’s finest scenery. The park is located between Alva and Tillicoultry and has a children’s play area, a number of picnic sites and display boards describing the former grandeur of the old estate.
Loch Ard Forest is in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park near Aberfoyle and has 16 miles of routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. The routes provide some impressive views including Loch Ard, Loch Chon, Duchray Water and Kelty Water. There is also an Loch Ard sculpture trail and picnic areas at various locations
For more information call the Forestry Commission Scotland 01877 382 258