If your version of the perfect getaway involves adrenaline-pumping sports like white-water rafting and rock climbing or exploring majestic landscapes on your mountain bike, then you are sure to love Scotland and everything it has to offer. Here we will take a look at some of the best places to visit and things you can get up to on your trip.
Fife – For the Golfers
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city, head straight to Fife to start your Scottish adventure. Fife boasts a beautiful natural setting, with fascinating wildlife, quaint fishing villages and a pretty coastal path where you can take long, romantic strolls. If you are into your watersports, you’ll be pleased to here that Fife is home to some of the top sailing and water sport centres in the country.
Of course, we couldn’t talk about Fife without mentioning it’s forty five golf courses and the world renowned Old Course at St Andrews. Whether you are a self proclaimed Golfing pro or simply want to try the sport for the first time, Fife is the ideal place to go and knock a few balls around.
Angus – For the walkers
If you enjoy walking, we highly recommend heading to the town or Kirriemuir in Angus, known locally as the ‘getaway to the Glens.’ There you can enjoy peaceful walks through the Angus Glens of Glenisla, Glen Prosen and Glen Clova. The charming village of Edzell is a great place to start if you fancy exploring the hills of Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, why not take a sailboat out on the water at one of the nearby bays or try windsurfing for the first time?
Cairngorms National Park – For the snow seekers
No trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting Cairngorms National Park. Remember to take your binoculars and camera so you can see the floral and fauna, living in Britain’s largest National Park, up close. The park also provides the perfect place to go on a hiking adventure, with plenty of hills for you to climb.
As we mentioned before, Scotland has something to offer everyone, even the snow seekers out there! If you fancy braving the chills and participating in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, we highly recommend visiting the Glenmore Lodge Outdoor Training Centre where you will be able to test your skills on the snow-capped Cairngorm Mountain.
Fort William – For the climbers
At the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, you will find Fort William, a town which has been dubbed the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK.’ No matter what time of year you visit this part of Scotland; there will be plenty of activities for you to participate in. Fort William is a fantastic place to visit if you are into mountaineering and rock climbing. For an experience of a lifetime, visit the Nevis Range and witness the beauty of Fort William from above.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park – For extreme watersports
Loch Lomond is the UK’s largest inland loch, making it the perfect location to participate in a wide range of water-based activities. From sailing and waterskiing to windsurfing and kayaking, there are plenty of extreme watersports to keep you occupied on your visit to Loch Lomond.
If you prefer to be in the air than in the water, why not hop on a seaplane and take a tour of the area from above? If the ground is where you feel safest, take an energizing hill wall up the towering hills of Rob Roy County instead.Find out more about our tours
Whatever sports and outdoor activities you enjoy doing, Scotland is the place to do them. Fancy going on an adventure holiday of a lifetime? Visit our page to find out more about our Scotland Passport to Adventure tour.