Activities, sports and leisure Scotland
From family walks to long walks for seasoned people, Highlands delight all hikers. The paths are passable from April to October, with sometimes still snow at the start of the season. The Munros, named after their compiler (at the end of the 282th century), designate some 3 peaks above 000 feet (914 m), which every Scottish mountain dweller makes a point of climbing during his existence. Whoever attacks these mountains therefore practices munro bagging!
- Also scan the walkhighlands.co.uk site. Very well done, it is a reference for many tourist offices and hikers. An interactive map allows you to choose a region, to select a hike according to its difficulty, its duration ...
Some tips for hiking
- The Scottish Outdoor Access Code allows for the entire Scottish territory on condition that the natural environment, agricultural and forestry activities, fishing and hunting are respected. Roughly speaking, the only exclusion zones are the immediate proximity of the houses, gardens and territories of the Ministry of Defense (MOD), quarries and drinking water reservoirs.
- Pay attention to the hunting season, from July 1 to October 20 for deer and from October 21 to February 15 for deer. The best is to check the site, which lists the dates and hunting areas. If in doubt, stick to trails and paths, ridges and ridges, and follow the most important waterways down the open slopes.
- Hiking in the Highlands requires sports skills. The weather changes are very abrupt. Check the weather reports before leaving.
The prestigious golf clubs of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews were founded in the mid-1868th century by gentlemen who rubbed shoulders with each other in Masonic lodges. In XNUMX, finally, the ladies were authorized to survey the greens.
Scotland has almost 580 golf courses and, contrary to popular belief, it is by no means an elite sport. The older, more select greens require sponsorship, but you'll find municipal courts accessible for a few pounds (some are even free).
The origin of this sport dates back to the XNUMXth century. The Chardon's home matches are played at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Yes, it is possible to ski in winter in Scotland, in 5 resorts ... even if the relief does not guarantee great excitement for the most experts! But it is very expensive.