The Great Outdoors

Outdoor Activities

We are fortunate enough to be in the heart of some of the best natural landscapes Scotland has to offer. If you’re looking for outdoor activities in Inverness, you won’t be short of things to do while staying here. Whether it is hiking, cycling or golfing that takes your fancy; there are lots of thrilling activities on offer in our stunning surroundings.


Getting on two wheels is one of the best ways to take in the sights around Inverness. Catering to all levels of difficulty, there are plenty of cycle routes to explore the natural landscapes. Tourists can even book Inverness cycling day trips with Ticket to Ride Bike Hire. They will transport up to six cyclists and their bikes to one of the many cycle trails to help you get a head start on the path of your choice. Moreover, at the end of an exhilarating day, there’s no need to cycle all the way back; simply call Ticket to Ride to come and pick you up.

Ticket to Ride offers all you need to plan your cycling day trip. Visit their website for more information, or call 01463 419 160.


Fly fishing is a time-honoured Highlands tradition. The nearby Culligan Estate offers five miles of double-bank fishing. Located on the River Farrar, Culligan Estates offers varied waters with over thirty available pools from which fly fishers can try their luck.

Culligan Estates offers daily permits for fly fishing for both salmon and trout. Costs to fish start at £10 per day for trout and £30 per day for salmon. Call ahead on 01463 761 285 to reserve your space as many avid fishers travel from all over the country to fish in these waters.


A guided adventure via kayak can be a pleasant and alternative way to take in the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands.

Explore Highland offer many water sports including canoeing, kayaking and sea kayaking. Guests can enjoy expeditions through the Great Glen Trail, River Spey, Don, West Coast and many more. Getting out on the water is easy – just visit their website or call 01463 715 929.


Golf is more than a Scottish claim to fame. It’s a way of life. It’s why we go to great lengths to put together the perfect golf packages for our guests. We have five magnificent golf clubs close to the hotel to choose from, as well as a dedicated golf co-ordinator to help you get into the swing of things. From Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch, to Nairn Golf Club and Inverness Golf Club, teeing off in the Highlands has never been easier … no matter your handicap.


If you’re an avid hiker or just love strolling through the beautiful Highlands, put your best foot forward at the Cairngorm Mountains. Just 30 minutes from the city, Cairngorms National Park is the perfect destination for anyone looking for outdoor activities in Inverness. Unspoilt wilderness teaming with wildlife makes Cairngorms National Park the perfect stop for nature and adventure lovers alike. From mountain biking and white water rafting, to wildlife spotting and nature walking, there’s no end to the outdoor fun to be had.

So there you have it. Everything you need to know about outdoor activities in Inverness. From fishing, walking, golfing and hiking, to kayaking, mountain biking and wilderness adventures, the great Highland outdoors are the perfect great outdoor escape.

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Turn your holiday at The Kingsmills Hotel into an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Give us a call on 01463 257 100 or get in touch below for more information on things to do in Inverness.

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