Edinburgh is graced by some spectacular scenery and wonderful open spaces where residents and visitors alike can take part in a wide range of outdoor pursuits. So join us as we take a look at the top ten outdoor activities this great city has to offer.
Edinburgh is home to the UK’s largest artificial ski slope. Located at the outskirts of the city the Midlothian Snowsport Center combines excellent skiing, snowboarding and snowblading facilities with incredible views of the surrounding hills and the city. Skateboarders, BMX bikers and rollerbladers will love the purpose built Saughton Skate Park which is the biggest and best of its kind in Scotland.
You can also take part in rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking without straying far from the capital. Epic Ventures can provide you with tuition, transport and equipment hire for a wide range of sports. Adventures can last a few hours or many days, and all ages and abilities are catered for.
You don't have to be super fit or very active to enjoy fresh air and great scenery. Why not take a walk in one of the capital's many beautiful parks. Whatever your level of fitness, experience and daring, you are sure to have a great time experiencing the outdoors in Scotland’s beautiful capital city.