Want to visit Scotland and get outdoors this fall? Here are five nature-friendly experiences that you can book ahead:
Interested in adding some adrenaline to the wildlife watching experience? Wildlife Discovery offers the UK’s first wildlife safari on mountain e-bikes with guests being guided through the impressive Cairngorms National Park in search of the best of Scottish wildlife while reducing their carbon footprint.
The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest forest park, often referred to as the Highlands of the Lowlands’. The park is home to dramatic ancient woodland, magnificent scenery, and a huge range of local wildlife. Whether walking, cycling, or fishing, the Galloway Forest Park has something for everyone.
The Japanese Garden at Cowden is the first and only garden of its size and scale to be designed by a woman and remains a unique and utterly authentic bridge between Scottish and Japanese culture. The garden consists of several acres of Japanese influenced landscape with a perimeter path around a small loch and an additional twenty acres of woodland, ideal for peaceful Autumnal walks.
Alladale Wilderness Reserve’s 100 square kilometres of rugged mountains, forests, rivers and lochs are located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Alladale run regular rewilding retreats so it’s a fantastic place to learn about the benefits of rewilding, observe wildlife, and connect with nature.
Glen Dye is a private estate with various holiday cabins and cottages surrounded by wild forestry on the banks of River Dye. While staying in the stunning accommodation – a brand new 12-person Coach House coming soon! – visit their School of Wild Wellness and Bushcraft which offers foraging, wild swimming, whittling, and adventure workshops in the great outdoors.