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5 adventure activities in Scotland

by Freya Merritt

Interested in trying some new adventures in Scotland? We have some amazing outdoor escapades on offer from a great range of experience providers. Well known as a country of outstanding natural beauty and rugged landscapes, take in the delights, rich history and experience something new. Whether you’re seeking high adrenaline thrills or a more relaxing activity there is something here for you.

Below, we have compiled a list of 5 wonderful activities for you to try! From an adrenaline fuelled mountaineering adventure to a wanderlust-inducing sunset SUP trip.

Suds Surf School Paddleboarding

Mountaineering

Push your body and mind with an epic mountaineering trip, an extremely rewarding and challenging experience. Good basic fitness and a hunger for adventure are required. With many places to go, you can always try somewhere new and push yourself to climb higher each time! The possibilities are endless, create life long memories and experience stunning views in untouched nature.

Where to go: Take on Ben Nevis in winter with Monster Mountains. Going in winter makes this trip especially magical with pristine snowy white peaks, crisp air and quieter routes. You will also get to use crampons and ice axes - like the pros!

Monster Mountains Ben Nevis

Kayaking

Kayaking is a superb adventure activity that is easy for any beginner to pick up. Learn the basics in a matter of minutes and have hours of fun paddling along any sea, river or lake to discover new places! It’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy together. Kayaking can be as action-packed or as calm as you like, as you can take on river rapids or paddle blissfully in serene bodies of water.

Where to go: Join Perth City Tours, based in the stunning town of Perth for a wildlife safari or bespoke paddle tour. You will explore the River Tay and get the chance to spot; otters, kingfishers, beavers, herons, and more!

Perth City Tours Kayaking

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

SUP is undoubtedly the sport of 2020 and if you have missed out on the hype, fear not! We have many great outlets offering amazing SUP experiences! One of the reasons for its increasing popularity is down to the accessibility of the sport and that it requires minimal time to master. SUP is also a relaxing and mindful activity that’ll have you hooked after your first go!

Where to go: Join SUP 2 Summit, who operate between the areas of Aberdeen and Dundee. By being fully mobile, they can choose the best venues with the most suitable weather. They also offer SUP yoga and pilates as well as safari and mega SUP experiences. Or go paddleboarding with Suds Surf & SUP School, based in the North East of Scotland at Sandend on the gorgeous Moray Firth. Try their coastal tour for breathtaking views of the coastline.

SUP2Summit Sunset SUP

Surfing

The exhilaration that surfing provides is like no other, it’s fast-paced but easy to pick up and try! Scotland boasts beautifully golden and sandy beaches, clear waters and epic swell guaranteeing great waves, making it the perfect place to learn and improve your skills. Whether you're learning together with the whole family or a group of mates, you will be instantly hooked and already planning your next trip!

Where to go: Suds Surf & SUP School who are based year-round on the gorgeous Moray Firth in Sandend. They provide you with 5mm wetsuits so you will be toasty! Whether you’re a complete beginner after your first lesson or more experienced and looking for video analysis and tuition you are covered here!

Suds Surf School Surfing

Walking

Arguably one of the best ways to discover a new place is on foot. Walking gives you a chance to explore places just like a local. Take in the architecture of cities and their surrounding landscapes from a whole new perspective. Not only is it a fabulous way to see a new place but it is also great for your physical and mental health. Joining a guided walk combines seeking somewhere new whilst learning about the history of the area - amazing!

Where to go: Take a guided walk through the heart of Perth with Perth City Tours. You will visit the most iconic buildings in Perth, whilst learning about the history and tales of the ‘ancient capital’ of Scotland from an experienced guide.

Perth City Tours Guided Walk

We’ve given you a taste of the amazing adventure activities that Scotland has to offer. Staycations are here to stay and we’re not complaining! So make sure you try something new and exciting on your next trip to this beautiful and culture-rich part of the UK. 

Going somewhere else? Check out the eola marketplace for more activity options nearer you. Or read our blog on 5 unique experiences to try this year for something extra special!

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