Touring, Exploring and General Information
Visit Scotland – the official site of the Scottish Tourist Board, and one of the key visitor sites for Scotland. From this site you can access all the tourist information sites across Scotland.
Outdoor Capital of the UK – A brilliant website covering Fort William, Lochaber and Glencoe… bursting at the seams with fantastic outdoor activities – hill walking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, canoeing, sailing, quad biking, canyoning – you name it, you can do it here!!.
Travel Scotland – great ideas of places to go and things to see.
National Trust For Scotland – conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage.
Historic Scotland – lots of great visitor information on over 300 historic buildings and sites open to the public.
Rights of Access – the SNH site has all the useful guidance on where you can ‘roam’ you can find it in ‘working with you/access’
Camping & Caravanning Club – this membership club has sites all across Scotland, a small additional fee is payable if you’re not a member, but the superb facilities more than make up for this!
Scottish Camping – great listings and lots of up to date information.
Scottish Mountain Weather information Service – Geoff Monks’ superb and detailed forecasts for the main mountain areas.
Met Office – general weather forecasts by area.
Met Office Mountain Forecasts – the Met Office’s detailed mountain weather which covers the main Scottish ranges.
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries – ‘Calmac’ operate all the main Scottish island routes.
Traffic conditions – let’s face it, traffic jams are fairly rare in Scotland in comparison to other parts of the UK, but when you need the traffic info…
The Mega Bus
National Express Coaches
The main east coast rail line
National Rail Enquiries
Scottish Natural Heritage – the organisation which looks after Scotland’s nature and landscapes. A great site with loads of interesting background information on some amazing places! Also has the important information on responsible access.
Wildlife Scotland – the name says it all!
RSPB Scotland – dedicated to birds! Well worth looking at this site to get the most up to date information on recent sightings.
Hillwalking, Climbing, Hill Running
Walk Highlands – an inspirational site which brings to life the superb walking in Scotland.
Munro Magic – A fantastic site which gives detailed information about all the Munros, Corbetts and Grahams, with useful route information and current walking conditions.
Scottish Mountaineering Club – produce the best and most extensive series of guidebooks for walkers and climbers in Scotland. Visit Scotland’s specific site has some great guides to lots of different walks.
Mountaineering Council of Scotland – MCofS is the representative organisation for mountain walkers and climbers in Scotland.
Ski centres – Visit Scotland have a specific page where you can access information on all five Scottish ski resorts (Nevis Range, Glenshee, Glencoe, Cairngorm, TYhe Lecht).. and remember they are great fun places outside the ski season as well!
Westerlands Cross Country Club
Cycling & MTB
7 Stanes – world class mountain biking at the seven sites across southern Scotland.
Escape Route, just up the road in Pitlochry, they offer great mountain bike hire close to Big Tree Campervans.
Nevis Range – from world cup downhill to the miles of cross country.
Hands On Events – the event organisers behind some of the gnarliest Scottish road biking challenges.
National Cycle Network
Fun on the Water
Scottish Canoe Association – the SCA is the representative body for canoeing and kayaking, and they also produce the superb ‘river levels’ site so you can track the water levels daily.
c2c Adventure – one of the premier Scottish surf companies.
Nae Limits – based in Perthshire, adventure activities and classic river descents across Scotland.
Splash White Water Rafting – Aberfeldy based company specialising in amazing white water descents.
Monster Activities – Inverness company with some superb white water adventures.
Lochaber Watersports – sailing, RYA courses and dinghy hire, and lots more.
No Fuss Events This west-coast based company organise whole range of outdoor events with a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Triathlons, 5km Funs Runs, a huge variety of cycling events and the famous Glen Nevis River Race… worth looking at their website just for inspiration!!
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Scotland Outdoors – A superb quarterly publication and great website which gives lots of ideas of inspirational things to do in the outdoor world in Scotland.
West Highland Way – a great website if you’re tempted by the challenge of the most famous walk in westrern Scotland!