Aaaaaah ….. The magic of Scotland outdoor activities. Excellent terrain, great fishing, golf, wildlife, fabulous cycle tracks, and the most enchanting woodland walks.
You are presented with a magnificent range of outdoor activities in Scotland.
With something for everyone, young or old, whatever your capabilities, and options all year round, outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world return each year.
That’s not surprising when you consider what’s on offer.
Stunning scenery can be enjoyed with Walking & Hiking, Golf Resorts & Vacations, Sailing & Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing & Whitewater Rafting, and some excellent Cycling Events. Winter sports are also popular activities, skiing in particular, not surprisingly, with our snowfalls sometimes coming right up until Easter.
I’ve selected what I consider to be some of the best outdoor activities to suit all tastes.
Scotland Outdoor Activities….
Just follow the links below to read some more about the activities listed here, and if there are any that appeal, you can start planning your itinerary for a trip of a lifetime.
Fishing in Scotland
There is some great fishing to be had in many parts of Scotland for all keen anglers, so the next time you decide on a fishing holiday, or for residents here who want a nice day out with great fishing, the Scottish Highlands would be a good choice. Read more about Fishing In Scotland
Golfing in Scotland
Whatever your handicap, any keen golfer will tell you that golfing in Scotland (the home of golf) is a marvellous experience and a challenge to golfers of all levels. You can get to play on some of our best courses designed by past champions. Read more about Golfing In Scotland
Hiking in Scotland
If you like walking you’re in for a treat. You can sample some of the best hiking and trekking to be found anywhere in Europe, especially in the Highlands. The beauty of the Highlands offers an unrivalled experience you won’t forget. Read more about Hiking In Scotland
Kayaking in Scotland
Canoeing and kayaking is not only popular in Scotland, it’s challenging, and it’s a fantastic experience in Scotland’s many lochs, rivers and waterways, with scenic views and beautiful coastline that’s just perfect for exploring. You’ll just love it. Read more about Kayaking In Scotland
Cycling in Scotland
Cycling is one of the more popular Scotland outdoor activities and it’s also one of the best ways, not only to keep fit, but to enjoy the magical scenery and tranquillity. You can do your own thing, or take part in our popular cycling events. Read more about Cycling In Scotland
Skiing in Scotland
Our ski slopes are brilliant. You just can’t beat it when the sun is shining, and the snow is good, skiers in Scotland are guaranteed a magnificent experience in beautiful surroundings. And we sometimes get snowfalls right up until Easter. Read more about Skiing In Scotland
Scotland outdoor activities wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some of our fabulous wildlife and sea life. We have Red Squirrels, Reindeer, Puffins, Otters, Dolphins, Golden Eagles and much more await you if you’re wildlife spotting in Scotland. Read more about Scotland Wildlife
Horse Riding in Scotland
There are lots of horse riding and pony trekking facilities in Scotland, especially in Northern and Southern regions. Some centres are open all year. Individuals, families and small groups can enjoy some amazing country or beach trekking. Read more about Horse Riding In Scotland
I have to admit that it has only been in recent years that I have taken an interest in the great outdoors, and I was surprised and amazed at how much Scotland has to offer, and the excellent facilities provided. Our woodland walks are nothing short of ‘exhilarating’ with the combination of crisp fresh air, and the raw, natural beauty of the countryside, especially in Autumn, with its dazzling array of colour. It’s pure magic!
Wherever you go, from The Highlands in the north to Dumfries & Galloway in the south, there are numerous activities to keep you occupied. When you finally stop to catch your breath, remember to sample the delicious food and our fine malt whisky.
But outdoor activities are not only reserved for energetic types. If you’re looking for some leisurely pursuits and a little relaxation, you can choose from some of the best fishing packages, nature & wildlife, historical buildings & castles, and cultural tours.
Whatever you do in Scotland, you will be enchanted with the beautiful scenery, the views of the mountains and lochs, and the peace and serenity of the countryside. You will get a warm welcome wherever you go, and you are guaranteed a fabulous time.
See the Scotland Travel Information page for all the information you need for travelling to and within Scotland. Helpful advice on passports and visas, currency, weather, holiday extras, useful travel links and more.