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Things To Do In Winter In The Highlands

Date published: 19/10/2016

For many people, winter holidays in Scotland mean snuggling up in front of a fire with a glass of wine or a Highland whisky waiting for winter to pass. But with so many fun things to do in winter in the Highlands, it comes as no surprise that Highland winter holidays are becoming just as popular as their summer counterparts.

Walking And Stalking

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Walking in the Highlands in the summer months may include long hours of sunshine, vast rolling hills and breath-taking views of the surrounding glens, but winter walks are every bit as spectacular. White capped mountains fill the horizon as far as the eye can see, and large herds of red deer come down from the hills to frolic and forage in the snow around our cabins.

There are a variety of hiking trails around Eagle Brae and the nearby Glen Affric Nature Reserve just waiting to be blazed, and a number or deer waiting for you to follow in their footsteps. And as camera stalking season gets underway in the colder months, wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts head for the hills to lie in wait for the perfect “shot”.

Trekking And Sledding

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If walking across the Highland hills in the grips of winter isn’t for you, Pony Trekking across the moorland may be more your speed. It’s the perfect way to bundle up nice and tight and take in the wonderful wintery sights of the countryside at your own pace.

Alternatively, you can embark on an adrenaline rushing, once-in-a-lifetime dog sledding adventure around our very own purpose built track. Meet the loveable pooches, learn how to harness and control sled dogs correctly and enjoy a guided dog sled trip around the wildflower meadow.

Take In A Round Of Golf

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Finally, enjoy a round of golf on some of the best golf courses in the UK. We are lucky to be close to dozens of links and parkland courses, and are always happy to help guests get into the swing of things with a round of golf on an amazing golf course. And unless a course is covered in frost or snow, some of the best golf courses in the UK are open throughout the winter months.

So there you have it. A few fun winter activities to keep you entertained all winter long. Of course, one of the best things to do in winter at Eagle Brae once the sun sets and the temperature drops, is tuck into a delicious venison curry, curl up in front of a fire and wait for another wonderful winter day to start.