- Bungee jumping
Though not for the faint of heart, those brave enough to bungee jump will agree it’s an experience they’ll never forget! Take the plunge in Killiecrankie with Highland Fling Bungee, the UK’s only static jump led by experts with years of experience. Safely attached to a special bungee cord, you’ll plunge towards the waters of the beautiful River Garry at 50 mph, surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Highland Perthshire. You can also bungee jump from the Titan crane on the banks of the River Clyde at Glasgow if you want a really special experience.
- Ice climbing
With 500 tonnes of real snow and ice to a height of 50 ft, Ice Factor in Kinlochleven is the world’s biggest indoor ice climbing wall and the ideal place to get to grips with crampons, axes and everything else you need to scale the ice. Once you’ve learnt the ropes, you can head out to the mountains around Glencoe on an ice climbing course from January to March, where your expert instructor will show you how to put your skills into practise.
Snow Factor in Glasgow also boasts an enormous indoor wall, with a range of routes and courses catering for beginners through to expert climbers – make sure you have a go on the 30 m ice slide too!
- Mountain biking
The 7stanes mountain bike trails across the south of Scotland are a paradise for mountain bikers of all abilities. From the striking beautiful forest trails of Mabie and the great family routes at Ae, both near Dumfries, to the fantastic variety of graded trails at award-winning Glentress in the Scottish Borders, there are endless feats to tackle on two wheels this winter. There are miles of cycle ways within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the National Cycleway 7 runs through our area with easy access from all of our cottages.
- Rock climbing
Winter in the Highlands is a gift for rock climbers looking for a real challenge; you’ll find several expert- led courses leading classic climbs up mountains such as Creag Meagaidh or Ben Nevis. For less experienced climbers, start off with a Winter Skills course to learn about everything from mountain navigation to avalanche assessment.
When the weather is too rough, you can always scramble up the rocks at a climbing centre instead. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho is home to the biggest climbing wall in the world and also includes soft play and mini walls for kids. The Climbing Academy in Glasgow is ideal for indoor bouldering, while Alien Rock in Edinburgh offers climbs for all ages and abilities.
For more information on what is available in our area see the Visit Scotland Adrenelin Junkies guide visit the website at -
http://ebooks.visitscotland.com/adrenaline-junkies/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing-UK&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Blue%20Monday%20Detox%20(2)&utm_content=community1&vsid=6352490f-df94-e311-b1d8-d4856463c9a4&vss=01 No matter which sport you’re tackling, please remember to always wear appropriate clothing, take suitable gear and security equipment, and check the weather forecast before you set off.
Many of these activities are within a reasonable drive from all of our self-catering holiday cottages and would make for a great winter break while staying here in central Scotland. If you are planning a break why not consider one of our holiday cottages located here in central Scotland.