The Great Outdoors

The mountainous landscapes, lengthy coastline, winding rivers and deep lochs of the Scottish Highlands provide a fantastic playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and an ideal environment for wildlife watching.

Keep your eye out for a glimpse of the Moray Firth Dolphins (the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world) as you explore the Moray coastline or head to Chanonry Point in Fortrose (a popular dolphin sighting spot).  There are also tour operators offering wildlife watching boat trips from Cromarty and Findhorn.   Scotland is said to be one of the best wildlife watching places in Europe, and in the massive expanse of the Highlands and Islands you could spot everything from deer, pine martens and red squirrel to puffins, otters and sea eagles in their natural habitat.

Adrenaline seekers can enjoy a range of pursuits from white water rafting to gorge walking.  Take to the water to bask  in beautiful seascapes by boat, or canoe and kayak through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.  The lochs, rivers and coastline also make the Highlands an ideal destination for keen anglers.

Cycling is a wonderful way to cover a lot of ground whilst immersing yourself in the beautiful scenery and there are wonderful woodland trails and coastal routes to enjoy both by bike and on foot.

From Munro-bagging to golf, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy the great outdoors in the Highlands.  However you choose, you are sure to be spellbound by the backdrop of the magnificent Highland landscape.


Moray Firth Dolphins
Outdoor activities
Firths, Lochs & Rivers
Munro bagging and climbing the Corbetts
Walking in the Highland
Wildlife in the Scottish Highlands
Birwatching, Birds & Wildfowl
Fishing in Scotland
Golfing in Scotland