Hostels with Winter Activities

Galloway Activity Centre, South Scotland

Experience the best that Scotland has to offer with fun land based activities to suit all on the beautiful shores of Loch Ken. We have fun activity taster sessions for families and individuals, activity holiday options and plenty of choice including archery, outdoor laser tag, mountain biking, climbing and zip wire, human skittles and new for 2017 - a giant swing. 

If you're looking to get active outdoors in Scotland then look no further, check out what options are available and let your adventure start here

Isle of Skye:Skye Basecamp, Broadford

Skye Basecamp is run by climbers for climbers. Skye’s spectacular landscape is even more dramatic in winter. For walkers and climbers there is the most varied selection of winter venues per square mile in Scotland. Skye Basecamp's own guiding company, Skye Guides can introduce you to numerous peaks, routes and activities. This new hostel has 30 beds in small shared or private rooms.

Inner Hebrides: The Isle of Coll 

Coll has International Dark Sky Status – take a winter break to Coll Bunkhouse to view the stunning star-filled dark sky with a good chance of the spectacle of the Northern Lights.  For a truly amazing stargazing experience, “Coll and the Cosmos” with Cosmos Planetarium, is a 360 degree multi-media theatre weekend journey through the solar system, learning about all sorts of astronomical subjects. Dates in March, September and October. Find out more here>

Cairngorms: Ardenbeg Bunkhouse

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse in Grantown-on-Spey offers a wide range of activities all year round at their activity centre, Craggan Outdoors. If snowsports are not for you, enjoy a great choice of winter fun outdoor activities from archery & bushcraft to laser clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking. If you fancy getting out on the river, canoe trips on the River Spey & white water rafting on the River Findhorn continue through the winter months. View everything on offer>

Cairngorms: Strathspey Mountain Hostel

Hostel owner Laurie has years of experience in the outdoors pursuits on offer in the area and can offer excellent local information as well as winter walking leading, ski instruction and ski touring leading.  The hostel is located in Newtonmore, which is central to all the Cairngorms outdoor acitivities, sleeps 18 guests and has excellent facilities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Cairngorms: Slochd Mhor Lodge

Slochd Mhor Lodge will be hiring out cross-country skis from January through to  April, with skis for all ages.  The Lodge runs 1.5 hr starter lessons using highly skilled and professional ski instructors. Slochd Mhor Lodge is in a lovely rural location 4 miles from Carrbridge and can accommodate 21 guests. Contact Ian & Liz or phone  01479 841666 

Cairngorms: Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre

Gulabin Lodge in Glenshee, Perthshire is perfectly located for an array of winter sports from walking to mountain biking and also runs Glenshee Ski & Board School.  The Outdoor Centre offers trained instructors in the sports offered including plus ski instruction in the winter.  The Lodge sleeps up to 37 guests in a variety of rooms and is perfect for group winter activities as well as welcoming individuals, couples and families.

Perthshire: Comrie Croft 

This award-winning "green" destination includes hostel accommodation, walking trails, wildlife viewing, hiking and mountain-biking. Located just over an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow they connect into 87km of beautiful walks and bike routes in the Crieff and Comrie paths network all the year round. Bike hire is available from Comrie Croft Bikes who will deliver and provide guiding, service, repairs and friendly assistance.

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