Outdoor Activities around Inverness and Loch Ness

Scotland is an outdoor adventure playground! Our landscapes of mountains, lochs, woodlands and glens provide the perfect setting for a range of exciting sports and activities. From winter snow to summer sports, there are many outdoor activities on offer all year long around Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. So, whether you prefer to do your own thing, or join a group activity or excursion. Whether you like gentle, relaxing exercise or full-on exhilarating action sports. There really is something for everyone here. Take a look at our selection of outdoor adventures in this spectacular part of Scotland.

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Canoeing and Kayaking

Cutting clean through Scotland’s Great Glen, the Caledonian Canal is one of the great waterways…...

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Fishing is a popular outdoor activity in the Inverness area. With easily accessible game fishing…...

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Our magnificent region of Scotland is the perfect place to enjoy a golfing holiday. The…...

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Outdoor Activity Centres

Thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies, wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are no strangers to the Scottish Highlands....

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Winter Sports & Activities

If you’re looking for a magical place to spend a winter break in Scotland, the…...

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Tours, Excursions & Boat Trips

What better way to learn more about Inverness and Loch Ness than with a guided…...

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Horse Riding

If you're looking for places to go horse riding near Inverness, the South Loch Ness…...

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Walking and Cycling Routes

Inverness and the Highlands is a magical place to explore on two feet or two wheels. Our beautiful and varied landscapes provide lots of great walking and cycling routes. So you can take a scenic stroll or scale a mountain, cycle around a loch or enjoy the fast flowing descents of a mountain bike trail.

Fishing and Golfing Holidays

This is the ideal location for a fishing holiday, with lots of great spots for catching salmon, trout, pike and perch. Guided fishing is available from companies like You Fish Scotland and makes for a fun day out. And, of course, Scotland is famous for its golf. Golfers will love our choice of world-class courses, including Castle Stuart and Nairn Golf Club.

Sports and Activity Centres

Scotland’s outdoor sports experiences, such as In Your Element and Explore Highland, give you the chance to take part in fun and thrilling outdoor activities. Including canoeing, kayaking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, gorge walking, mountain biking, abseiling, quad biking, horse riding and more.

Tours and Excursions

Take a tour with a friendly guide and learn more about the magnificent Scottish outdoors. With boat trips, coach tours, walking and cycling tours to choose from, you can explore the area in many different ways. This is an opportunity to take in the best scenery and wildlife, while in the hands of a local expert.