Outdoor Activities |

From coastline to mountains and everything in between, Scotland has some great options for thrill seekers to get their fix. 

Here is a list of some outdoor adventures along the routes of the Caledonian Sleeper.

Ben Nevis surrounded by clouds

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Climb the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis

A bucket list adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts. Once an active volcano, Ben Nevis takes the crown for the UK’s highest mountain, standing at 1345m tall. From sea level, Ben Nevis looks dramatic as it towers over Fort William, the summit offers panoramic views that stretch as far as Northern Ireland.

Snow on Cairngorm mountains with people skiing

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Ski in the Cairngorm mountains (Aviemore)

The Cairngorm Mountains are Scotland’s ultimate winter playground. Suitable for families, first timers and those more experienced with over 30km of pisted runs, 13 surface lifts and freestyle terrain.

Person bungee jumping over gorge

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Bungee jump in the Highlands (Blair Atholl or Pitlochry)

A free-fall experience near to the historic site of the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie. A great activity for thrill seekers as they fall 40m at 150mph.

People rafting

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Water activities in the River Tummel (Blair Atholl or Pitlochry)

Visit Nae Limits in Ballinluig to take part in white water rafting, canyoning, river tubing or gorge walking in the River Tummel. Great for kids and adults alike.

 

Fraserburgh Beach

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Surfing

There are many parts of Scotland’s north east coast that offer great surfing opportunities. Whether you are experienced with a surf board or trying something new, the north east coast provides some great spots for riding those waves.

 

Paddleboarding near Stonehaven

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Paddle Boarding

The Stonehaven coastline offers an abundance of caves and coves to explore and the chance to spot wildlife such as seals, dolphins, whales and puffins. You can even paddleboard to Dunnottar castle.

 

Cyclist jumping on Laggan Wolftrax

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Mountain biking in the Highlands (Kingussie)

Wolftrax has over 30km of world-class mountain biking managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. 

With trails for all levels of ability  there is something for every rider at Laggan Wolftrax.