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Outdoor activities in Scotland

Walking in the Cairngorms. Credit Scot Mountain Holidays

Walking in the Cairngorms. Credit Scot Mountain Holidays

A temperate climate, dramatic landscapes, and generations of traditional care for the land have shaped Scotland into a wonderful place for wildlife and outdoor activities. Whatever the season, there’s a great activity to be tried.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to relax with some wildlife-watching or a gentle stroll or wanting to try something new and adventurous – Scotland has something for you. And it doesn’t matter either if you are looking for something to fill a day or something to fill a week. A Wild Scotland member will have something that fits the bill.

To help you find the best activities for you, we have divided our activity list into 3 categories as well as great places to stay. Click on the link to find out what’s on offer or use the search boxes above.

  • On Land: walking, long distance routes, cycling, mountain biking, photography, segways, quad-biking, skiing…
  • On Water: sailing, cruises, stand-up paddling, canoeing, white-water rafting, coasteering, fishing, wild swimming…
  • Wildlife Watching: wildlife hides & nature reserves, conservation holidays, wildlife day tours…
  • Accommodation: hotels, B&Bs, campsites, hostels, self-catering cottages…