Thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies, wildlife lovers, nature admirers and outdoor enthusiasts are no strangers to the Highlands of Scotland. That’s because our particular part of the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Inverness, is a hub for outdoor activity, sports and perfect for adventure-seeking visitors all year round! There are so many outdoor sports and activities in Loch Ness and Inverness that you might not be able to pack them all in on just one trip.
Experience Scotland’s great outdoors! From paddleboarding & white water rafting to guided hikes, mountain biking, canoeing, paintball and mini Highland games. Explore a great range of activities now in the most beautiful backdrop. You could be in the middle of the countryside or the middle of a city – there’s no limit to what you can get up to in the Highlands.
Use the map below to plan your outdoor sports and activities in Loch Ness and Inverness or browse through our outdoor activities from the boxes below.
If you are looking to find out who the best shot in your group is, Wildwoodz Paintball Park near Inverness is right up your street! There’s also the opportunity to try your hand at axe throwing, or even learn some bushcraft in Scotland. There’s no end to the fun!
Would you rather go hunting dinosaurs? Who wouldn’t?! At Bowhunter Archery, you can stalk Jurassic monsters all day with a bow and arrow. Each session is led by a team of Archery GB instructors, so you are always in safe hands.
Or if you’re looking to go out with a splash, how about some rafting on River Ness? In the heart of Inverness, take a trip with River Ness Rafting to see the city from a unique viewpoint.
Whatever your tastes, there is sure to be an activity centre for you. Indoors or outdoors, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing! There’s always some fun to find near Loch Ness and Inverness.
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