Loch Ness Activities
Loch Ness is a great place for activity holidays, with plenty of sporting activities to take part in - all set against a breathtaking backdrop of highland scenery. On the water you could spend a relaxing day fishing for salmon, trout, sea-trout, char or pike - or try your hand at sailing or canoeing on the Loch.
The Loch Ness area is a fantastic place for walking, and caters for all abilities from challenging hill walks and long distance hikes along the Great Glen way to well signposted and accessible walks suitable for the whole family.
Don't forget your Mountain Bikes (or hire them here)! They are a wonderful way to explore the Great Glen Way, villages, forests and the Caledonian canal.
See our dynamic map of Loch Ness showing lots of ideas for activities and walking Loch Ness
If you're feeling more energetic, there are plenty of adventure sports on offer in the area - mountain biking, wind surfing, paragliding and skiing on the Nevis Range. Remember, Scotland is the home of golf, so don't forget to pack your clubs.
Salmon & Trout Fishing on Rivers Farrar and Glass
Fishermen of all standards return like the Salmon to the fascinating waters of the Farrar & Glass, the main tributaries of the river Beauly. There are five beats spread over five miles of mostly double bank fishing.
By Canoe, by Kayak, by Sea Kayak
Explore Highland is the one-stop shop for everything related to paddling in the Scottish Highlands. Based out of Inverness and run by Donald Macpherson, Explore Highland offers a wide range of activities including bespoke services for all ages and paddler
Paint the Highlands
Book a painting session with experienced art tutor Ros Rowell in her Torness studio. From painting a couple of cards in a short session to a full painting holiday, beginners to the experienced painter, individuals or small groups - all are catered for.
The Active Heart of the Cairngorms
Craggan Outdoors was recognised as ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012. Based on beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park, we offer one of the Highland’s widest ranges of outdoor activities available
Sports activities for all the family
At Inverness Leisure, we aim to deliver excellent, high-quality, inclusive and affordable sports, leisure and recreational facilities for the community of the Highlands as well as the many visitors to the area.
50 miles of pathways for you to enjoy in South Loch Ness
Stunning views and varied terrain for walkers and horseriders.
Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery
Welcome to your one stop shop for country sports and outdoor activities in the Highlands of Scotland. Operating out of Inverness with facilities at Bogbain and Raigmore, we can offer you indoor and outdoor sports at great prices.
Specialist Outdoor Holidays in the Highlands of Scotland
We run craft, wild cookery and relaxation holidays in the heart of the Highlands. Craft holidays concentrate on collecting and using natural dyes, felt making and batik. Cookery courses teach foraging for wild foods and outdoor cooking methods.
Take in the Loch Ness area on Foot
Loch Ness and the surrounding area has everything to offer the walker from moors to mountains, forests to waterfalls. You'll find inspiration on foot where every step brings a new discovery....
PAY AS YOU PLAY COURSE - VISITORS WELCOME
Aigas Golf Course nestles spectacularly between the Aigas forest and the peaceful river Beauly just 5 mins drive from the bustling village of Beauly. Large greens and wide undulating fairways are a popular feature of the course.
Research your family history
An integral part of The Highland Council Archive Service is an area dedicated to Family History Research. Here, extensive collections of material which can be of assistance to anyone carrying out family history research are available.
British Horse Society Approved Establishment near Dores
Ride our quality horses in spectacular scenery in the Loch Ness glen or riders bringing their own horse on holiday can take advantage of guided ride services.
Horse Riding For All
Borlum is a British Horse Society Approved Training Centre & member of Association of British Riding Schools at Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness
An exploration game set in the Great Glen
Discover Explore is an exploration game set in the Great Glen that encourages families and young people to get outdoors and uncover the stories and history of different locations through a series of daring missions.
Outdoor adventurous activity company near Inverness
Our outdoor activities include open canoeing, kayaking, archery, gorge walking/swimming, white water sledging, off-road Segways, Wow balls, mountain biking, hill climbing, abseiling, weaseling and mini highland games. Join us for an adventure in Scotland!
Cycle hire and self-guided tours with delivery and collection service.
If you really want to relax and enjoy the Scottish countryside without scaring away the wildlife, then you need a bike. Great quality Trek hybrids, Dawes mountain bikes, kids bikes, child seats and trailers. Everything you need for a cycling holiday.