(From Edinburgh) Highland Hike, Loch Paddle, and Castles

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Embark on a full-day tour from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Hike up a peak, paddleboard or kayak on a loch, and visit Doune Castle.

Highlights

  • Discover the stunning landscapes of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Explore the tranquil waters of a loch with a paddleboarding or kayaking session
  • Hike up a peak in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Visit the historic Doune Castle, featured in 'Outlander' and 'Monty Python'
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, exploring its grand halls, and courtyards

Description

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the highlands of Scotland on this captivating tour that combines a hike up a stunning peak in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, an exhilarating paddleboard, kayaking, or canoe session on a tranquil loch, and an immersive tour of the historic Doune Castle. This adventure is perfect for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and those looking to soak in the essence of Scotland's wild landscapes and storied past. Start your day with an invigorating hike up one of the picturesque peaks in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This national park is renowned for its rugged hills, sparkling lochs, and lush forests. Trail Difficulty: Moderate to hard, suitable for moderate to high fitness levels. Duration: Approximately 2-3 hours. Highlights: Spectacular views of Loch Lomond, diverse wildlife, and stunning natural scenery. What to Bring: hiking boots or sturdy trainers, weather-appropriate clothing, water, and snacks. After the hike, take to the waters of a serene loch. Choose between paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing. This activity offers a peaceful way to experience the loch's beauty and tranquillity. Activity Duration: 1.5-2 hours. Experience: Paddle across calm waters, enjoy the serene surroundings, and possibly spot local wildlife. Highlights: Crystal-clear waters, scenic landscapes, and the peaceful ambiance of the loch. What to Bring: Swimwear, a change of clothes, waterproof jacket, sunscreen, and water shoes. Conclude your adventure with a tour of the historic Doune Castle. This 14th-century castle, famously featured in films and TV shows such as 'Outlander,' and 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' and offers a fascinating glimpse into Scotland's medieval history. Tour Duration: 1 hour. Experience: Guided tour of the castle, exploring its grand halls, battlements, and courtyards. Highlights: Learn about the castle's history, its architectural features, and its filming location for Outlander. What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes.

Includes

Professional guides for all activities Kayak and paddleboarding equipment hire Wetsuit hire Paddle Instructor Guided hike Doune castle ticket Water, please bring re-usable water bottle Entrance Fees and activities - no hidden costs! One tree planted per tour

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