Outdoor Activities in Glasgow



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  • There's only so many museums and monuments one can take. When you start itching for fresh air and open spaces, it's time to delve into the outdoor activities of Glasgow. You don't need to be a fitness guru to enjoy the natural wonders of Glasgow either; these activities come just as active or relaxed as you'd like. So get out of the city, and get back to nature.

    Loch Lomond Waterski Club is about 40-45 minutes outside of Glasgow centre. The club have been providing waterski lessons to members, and tourists for years. Regardless of your level of skiing they will help you improve your skills, their motto is "Beginners are always welcome"! The club runs a Mastercraft tournament ski boat and provides a slalom course for more advanced skiers. The club is often used by corporates, V.I.P's and for filming purposes. Have your camera with you.. their customer list is like the Who's Who.. U2, Noel Gallagher , Carol Smillie, John Gordon Sinclair and Sally Mac Nair oh and the scenery! The season runs from May to September. This is a truly beautiful area offering a host of outdoor activities for adults and kids alike. The nearby Lomond Shores outlet also offers shopping, restaurants, more outdoor activities and a welcoming resting spot to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery!

    The Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre is one of the few dry slopes in the country to be in the middle of a city. The floodlit slope is available to both members and non-members, and the centre offers instruction in either private or group classes for any level, plus equipment hire and repair. They also organise trips to Scottish resorts with real snow.

    One of the top ranges for clay pigeon shooting in Scotland. Clay pigeon shooting is really quite an adventure and exhilarating sport. Why not give not try your hand in a safe and friendly surroundings? No previous experience is needed as you will be instructed by a former Scottish international clay pigeon shot. Best of all this is suitable for men and women of all ages (minimum 12 years).You can shoot any time from 11 am to 4 pm, except Sundays(No Shooting). This activity is currently priced at £45 per person for 50 clays, which includes the use of gun, ear defenders and expert tuition. To boot you can enjoy the scenic Loch Lomond as your backdrop. The school is about a 30 min drive outside of Glasgow. Best of all they offer other adventure activities.You will have the opportunity to fly birds of prey, or try your hand at canoeing, cycling, walking trips, archery or quad biking.

    Loch Lomond Shooting School

    Tullichewan Farm, Balloch

    Clay Pigeon Shooting and other adventure activities... read more

    Loch Lomond Wakeboard School

    Sallochy Bay, Rowardennan, Drymen

    Wakeboard in a great destination with top scenery and diggs!... read more

    Loch Lomond Water Ski Club

    North Hall Cottage Church Road Luss Alexandria

    Waterskiing for the novice to the more advanced!...
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    Bedlam Glasgow Paintballing

    Gartshore Road Kirkintilloch

    Glasgow paintballing just 15 minutes outside city centre... read more

    Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre

    16 Drumbreck Road

    Urban dry ski slope and club... read more

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    Go Country Adventure Park

    Go Country, Kinlochard, nr Aberfoyle

    Water park adventures just 25 miles from Glasgow centre!... read more

    Kelvingrove Park

    Otago Street

    Monumental retreat... read more

    Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

    730 Great Western Road
    Great Western Rd

    Impressive glass houses and exotic plants... read more

    George Square

    Between Miller Street and Cochrane Street

    Glasgow's main plaza and very own Red Square...
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    Gleniffer Braes Country Park

    Glenfield Rd PAISLEY

    Family country park with breathtaking views of Clyde Valley... read more
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