TRY A NEW ACTIVITY ON YOUR HOLIDAY
Almost all our parks are in the countryside or by the sea and you can enjoy your favourite outdoors' pursuit (or try a new one). Some Thistle Holiday Parks actually have activities on-site
or right on their doorstep.
Blair Castle Caravan Park, near Pitlochry: The park is on a large estate north of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire:
- walking: way-marked trails through the woods and over the moors. 1-10 miles long, of varying degrees of difficulty. Trails for visitors with impaired mobility.
- cycling: bring your own cycle or hire one from the supplier in the village (ask the Caravan Park for information). Several trails are suitable for cycling.
- fishing: fly-fishing for trout and salmon on the Lower Tummel, the Garry and the Tilt, and in hill lochs. There is a charge. Bring your own equipment.
- segway tours: guided tours of the grounds; this is run by a private company (ask the Caravan Park for information)..
For information: www.blaircastlecaravanpark.co.uk/
Glenearly Caravan Park near Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway: A lovely park in Dumfriesshire, not too far from the Galloway Forest Park (plenty of walking there!). There is a 0.75-acre loch on-site which is stocked every year with carp and trench; this is an outdoor activity which demands patience and not a little guile! Equipment can be hired from a shop in nearby Dalbeattie. www.glenearlycaravanpark.co.uk/
Sands Caravan Park at Gairloch in the North West Highlands: This park has a long beach on the Atlantic and is ideal for kayaking. Both novice and experienced kayakers can enjoy excursions along the shore. You can hire kayaks from reception - £45 for a double kayak and £25 for a single for the day. www.sandscaravanandcamping.co.uk
Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, near Lochgoilhead in Argyll: On-site there are lots of activities: water-walkers; archery; crossbows; quad bikes; petancque; fencing; BodyZorbs; crazy carts; badminton.
In the area are: canoe trips; motorboat hire, climbing wall, fishing, walking and cycling. www.argyllholidays.com/book-now
Hunters Quay Holiday Village: just outside Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula, easily reached by ferry from Groucock, west of Glasgow.
On-site are: waterwalkers; archery; crossbows; fencing; BodyZorbs; climbing wall; crazy carts; badminton.
In the area are: fishing; quad bikes; walking trails; cycle hire.
Loch Ken Holiday Park: in the Galloway Forest Park, west of Dumfries.
On-site are loch-fishing; rowing boats, kayaks and pedal boats; water-sports; outdoor chessboard and table tennis..
In the Forest are bike trails and walks; Plus archery, wind-sailing and abseiling; SUPs (stand-up paddles) and mountain-biking
Badrallach Camping Site south of Ullapool, in the north west Highlands: Good sea-fishing (with local knowledge provided!), plus loch fishing for trout, charr and ferox. The surrounding hills are great for scrambling and bouldering. And hill-walking. Fat-biking and trail-bking.Bring your own kayaking or try wild swimming and diving. /www.badrallach.com/stay/camping.html
Forestry Commission Scotland: In their forests you can go walking, cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, and even try swinging through the treetops! And wildlife-watching, of course. Forests great for these activities which are also near campsites and caravan parks in Scotland. are in Dumfries and Galloway, the Trossachs Aberfoyle (the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park ), Loch Ard in Argyll, Tentsmuir in Fife, near St. Andrews. For all you need to know, visit www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities