Activities Things to Do Highland Club Scotland
The Highlands of Scotland have some of the finest landscapes in the UK and Loch Ness is in the centre of it all. It is a magnet to visitors from all over the world who come to participate in almost every conceivable type of outdoor activity, from bowls to snow boarding, 5 star golfing holidays to gliding and of course water sports!
The mountains and forests in the Highlands, and particularly in the Loch Ness and Inverness area, are a playground for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and climbers. The Great Glen Cycleway and the 73 miles long Great Glen Way both run the entire length of Loch Ness and both end (or start !) in Inverness. On the opposite side of Loch Ness, the 12,000 acre Farigaig forest contains many miles of forest trails and a network of quiet roads more suited for those that prefer less demanding riding and walking.
The golf courses - more choice than anywhere else in the UK, are all within an easy day out. There are more lochs, rivers and waterways for fishing than anywhere else in the UK. We can boast the biggest lake in the UK and some of the highest and most challenging mountains (Munros) in Scotland - in Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and nearby Glen Strathfarrar.
Jacobite Loch Ness cruises and tours. Jacobite offers a selection of cruises on Loch Ness of varying durations and with multiple pick up points. Not only that they offer pick up and drop service using Jacobite luxury coaches from Inverness. Also bus tours to several historic and scenic locations in the highlands. It is also easy to book cruises and tours online at the Jacobite.co.uk website and this is advisable especially during the summer months as they do get very busy. Book a Cruise Here
Drumnadrochit Hotel Loch Ness - Originally the Official Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. Now the Loch Ness Exhibition is a hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend of Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster legend ... The Drumnadrochit hotel is also host to Loch Ness shopping complex including Cashmere and woollens shop Whisky shop Heraldry shop, Nessie gift shop and a local craft studio - kiltmakers a Tartan shop.
Boots N Paddles outdoor adventure company based near Inverness. Activities include; open canoeing, archery, climbing, abseiling, hill walking, orienteering, winter mountaineering, winter skills, mountain biking, gorge walking, canyoning and weaseling. We also offer activity holidays and wildlife holidays and we can even put on Scottish Highland Games.
Canoes and sea kayaks are available for hire and can be dropped off at the start and collected at the end of the trip. Instruction for less experienced can also be provided. They also offer team building activities and corporate days as well as providing support for large groups. Call them to help you organize your adventure in the Highlands of Scotland!
Tel: 0845 612 5567
Winter Fun in Glen Affric 6th to 9th Feb 2010
The aim of the WinterFest is to get people out into the Scottish hills, enjoying the exhilarating experience of a winter hill-walking day. During the high level walks, you have the opportunity to learn or refresh those skills required when walking over snow and ice. If you want to progress from summer mountain walking; maybe you have always wanted to try using crampons and ice axes or if you simply just want to join a group for a day out, then this is the Winter Festival for you. With prices starting from as little as £30 or by joining with a 2 or 3 day WinterFest Pass, you can pick and mix your very own WinterFest experience.
Day ticket - £25
- Exclusive private let of the whole river Garry - from £950 per week.
- Salmon Fly Fishing Excursions including Ghillie & equipment - from £225 per day.
- Flexible packages and arrangements can be tailor made for Highland Club Members.
Just give us a call on 01809 501209 and we will do the rest
A Day at Cawdor Castle will leave you with a lasting memory.
Cawdor Castle, the most romantic castle in the highlands, a 14th Century home of the Thanes of Cawdor.
Cawdor. A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for ... Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself. Cawdor Castle is not another cold monument, but a splendid house and the home of the Cawdor family to this day.
Open 7 days a week situated between Inverness and Nairn on the B9090 just off the A96 www.cawdorcastle.com Call - 01667 404674 for information
Fort Augustus Golf Club is within easy walking distance of the abbey. One of Scotland’s hidden gems Fort Augustus was laid out in 1924 by Harry Shapland Colt on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness.It's a traditional heath land course and is widely regarded as the most challenging 9 hole course in Scotland.There are dual tee positions giving the course a true 18 hole feel. The dense gorse and heather that line the long narrow fairways demand accurate driving. Putting too is a real challenge with the sloping heavily undulated greens varying in speed depending on the weather conditions. The scenery never loses it's breathtaking appeal to those who have played here in the past or are visiting for the first time. Visitors very welcome and prices are very realistic!
Loch Ness Walks -Free online guide to walking around Loch Ness and Glen Affric areas. Part of Walk Highlands, the site offers detailed route descriptions, photographs, online OS mapping, and downloads to your GPS device. You can submit your own comments and photos on the routes and share them with others.