Outdoor activities in Scotland – Loch Ness and Inverness

With our mountainous landscape, glens, lochs and rivers, you can enjoy loads of sports and outdoor activities in Scotland. There are plenty of things to do in Loch Ness to keep you busy! Experience everything you ever wanted in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands with exciting Inverness activities. Fancy some winter skiing in Scotland or snowshoeing? How about year-round walking, cycling and mountain biking to sailing, fishing and kayaking. Perhaps play on some of the best Scottish golf courses, or give horseback riding a try. There’s also everything from gorge walking to paragliding and paddleboarding. The list goes on! And we’ve not even mentioned reindeer feeding and dog sledding.

With such a multitude of wonderful outdoor Loch Ness activities and things to do, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of the stunning Scottish Highlands, the only problem will be fitting it all in!

Browse through our outdoor activities in Scotland from the boxes below to find the perfect expedition for you.

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Blazing a trail through the Scottish Highlands

There is a number of walking trails around Loch Ness and Inverness that cater for all abilities, from challenging hill walks and long distance hikes along the Great Glen Way, the Affric Kintail Way and the South Loch Ness Trail. The Loch Ness 360° trail is brand new and fantastic fun.  There are also many things to do in Inverness to keep you active. Why not try some accessible riverside walks in the heart of Inverness city that are suitable for anyone and everyone? Don’t forget your bikes (or hire them here)! They are a wonderful way to explore the Great Glen trails, villages, forests and the Caledonian Canal.

Highland Watersports & Scottish Fishing

Try your hand at sailing or canoeing on Loch Ness or the Caledonian Canal, or enjoy a day of paddle boarding or gorge adventures! Looking for something a little more sedate? We have some excellent Scottish Fishing. Spend a relaxing day out on the water fishing for salmon, trout, sea-trout, char or pike.

Dry Land Adrenaline Junkies

If you’re feeling more energetic, there are plenty of adventure sports and outdoor activities in Loch Ness and Inverness on offer – off-road quads, mountain biking, windsurfing, paragliding and skiing on the Nevis and Cairngorms Ranges. When it is raining why not spend a day at Inverness Ice Centre and try your hand at skating or curling. Remember, Scotland is the home of golf, so don’t forget to pack your clubs for a round of golf during your stay – we can accommodate you with a different course for every day of your holiday.

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