Enjoy Scotland’s natural beauty and take in the most spectacular views in the Year of Active Scotland! Make your trip even more memorable and enjoy the wide range of outdoor activities available at your fingertips. Plan your own Scottish active adventure and get involved in golfing, fishing, walking, cycling and much more!
And if you’re still looking for ideas, download our free Active Scotland Guide which gives you lots of information on the top activities in Scotland!
Some of Scotland’s most diverse wildlife can be seen from our coasts between May and September. Boat trips around the Isle of Mull are spectacular offering opportunities to spot Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Minke and even Killer Whales alongside all kinds of bird life such as puffins, gannets and guillemots.
Scotland has a variety of official long distance footpaths and the most iconic is the West Highland Way; 154 km of stunning scenery from the Lowlands to the Highlands of Scotland passing through Loch Lomond National Park and historical sites like Glencoe. Best of all, you can either walk the full route or a section at your own leisure.
The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway; 'Stane' is the Scots word for stone, and at each of the 7stanes locations, you'll find a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend. Each of the mountain biking trails is graded with the level of difficulty and signposted to help both novice and advanced mountain bikers.
Scotland has its own classification for mountains - the highest are known as Munros: mountains that are over 3,000 feet (914m) in height. Many Scots enjoy these spectacular and challenging walks in their own leisure time and visitors to Scotland can do so too. Ben Lomond is one of the most familiar and popular of the Munros, with dramatic views from its summit over the beautiful Loch Lomond.