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Activities and outdoor adventures in North East Scotland

Outdoor adventures and activities in North East Scotland

Scotland has long been celebrated in paintings, verse, prose and song and why not, with such inspiring scenery, it is easy to understand why.

Northeast Scotland is no exception to this, as the area is blessed with its fair share of unspoilt and special landscape. The area really has the best of both environments and worlds as you can escape into the wilderness of the mountains or relax along the stunning coastline.


Here too you can enjoy a range of outdoor activities and adventure awaits. Described as an outdoor adventure playground due to the number of outdoor activities you can do, should you wish too. 

Take you pick from skiing, snowboarding, mountain-climbing, hiking, gliding, mountain-biking, fishing, golfing, gorge walking, off road driving, kayaking, kiteboarding, white water rafting, surfing, boating, riding, ziplining and the list goes on and on…

Fun things to do in North East Scotland with a Northern Highlights Pass

With a Northern Highlights Pass you can enjoy discounted entry to a number of activities including cycling, golfing, fishing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, sailing, archery, climbing, white water rafting, kayaking and clay pigeon shooting. 

Craggan Outdoors – Award-winning outdoor activities provider based in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Offering a great range of fun things to do for all ages and abilities including canoeing, gorge walking, archery and more.

EGuide Scotlandbike rental, bike skills coaching and guided bike tours throughout Scotland.

Peterculter Golf Club is the Gateway to Golf on Royal Deeside. A spectacular 18-hole golf course that follows the natural contours of the River Dee with stunning views.

Cullen Sea School offers you the opportunity to get out on the water for sailing, coastal rowing, kayaking & SUP and boat building. Improve your wellness with Cullen Sea School’s water activities.

Ride In Peace Adventures, aims to enhance your Mountain Biking experience with Guided rides and Coaching sessions on peaceful mountain trails around the northeast of Scotland.

Kincardine Fishing Beat has superb fly-fishing water which fishes well in a wide range of heights. At normal water levels, much of the fishing is from the bank.

Remember using a pass will also help your budget go a little further as you can save money off all of the above attractions.

Outdoor adventures in North East Scotland

Scotland is the home of golf and the Northeast of Scotland is no exception, boasting some of the world’s oldest and most challenging golf courses. With some of the finest and most scenic golf courses there is one to suit golfers of all levels. Championship and links courses are set on dramatic coastline and parkland courses are surrounded by panoramic majestic countryside; impressive views await all who want to tee off.

Cycling is a also very popular pastime and a growing sport in the area. The region offers many opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors, from simple easy routes for families to thrill seeking and the adrenaline rush if that’s what you are looking for. 

If you fancy taking to the skies then Deeside Gliding Club just outside Aboyne, Royal Deeside has become popular with gliding enthusiasts from across Britain and Europe. Due to the surrounding terrain, its location is fortunate to possess very stable air currents so is renowned for being the foremost Wave soaring site in the British Isles.

Don’t worry if this all sounds far too energetic, as the area also offers some of the best walking in Scotland and as would be expected is a very popular activity.

There are several excellent way-marked walks and interpretive signs, perfect for a leisurely stroll with the family, with literally hundreds of footpaths and trails and to suit all levels looking for a picturesque wander. 

Whichever activity you choose, don’t forgot your camera to capture the memory.

The Northern HighLights Pass helps you to create a bespoke itinerary for your short break or longer Scottish holiday in the North East of Scotland.  Purchasing a Northern HighLights Pass enables you to plan ahead, know before you go, plus, there are big savings to be had on entrance fees to the many excellent visitor attractions across the region. Visit the best for less!

Your Northern Highlights Pass is available as a digital pass and can be easily downloaded straight onto your smart phone. Alternatively, you can purchase a hard copy pass and this will be mailed out to you

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Ready to start exploring? Northern Highlights visitors pass enables you to visit the best – for less. Buy your pass and start your adventure!

So whatever you choose to do in the next few weeks and months please do remember to stay safe and continue to follow the Guidance To Protect The Environment, yourself and all our local communities.

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