Scotland offers a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiasts. The Sustrans National Cycle Network covers hundreds of miles of countryside, connecting cities and villages across the country. Lochs and rivers provide ample opportunity for fishing, with permits available locally. Keen golfers will not be disappointed with the fantastic selection of 9 and 18 hole courses in Stirlingshire, Perthshire and throughout the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. For those who like a walk on the wild side, there are a number of outdoor experiences, from tranquil nature walks to more extreme activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting.
Things to Do and Places to Visit
What better way to experience the beauty of rural Scotland than on horseback? Enjoy pony trekking in the National Park. The winter months see the mountains come alive with skiing and snowboarding slopes available at Glen Coe and Aviemore and other indoor and outdoor centres. With all this exertion you might wish to unwind at one of the popular spa centres at Gleneagles or Crieff Hydro. There are also a number of local pools where you can enjoy indoor sports, gyms, and facilities.
Walkers and munro baggers are spoilt for choice with fantastic forest trails and mountain hikes in every direction. There is plenty for families to enjoy with child friendly wildlife parks, outdoor activities and parks. An unforgettable holiday can be enjoyed without breaking the bank with some amazing attractions available for free. Experience the long and illustrious history of Scotland with castles, monuments, gardens and crannogs.
Not sure where to start your exploration? Why not book a local tour, with knowledgeable guides showing you the best of wildlife, history and famous film locations in the country. Discover the history of Scotland’s most famous export at a local whisky distillery, with tours and tastings available at many locations. The cultural calendar is packed with highland games, music festivals, poetry, theatre all topped off with the exceptional Hogmanay celebrations. Traditional cuisine and delicious locally sourced produce can be found at many amazing local eateries.