Activities in April

With over 11,000 km of coastline, hundreds of islands, majestic mountains and beautiful canals, rivers and lochs, Scotland’s landscape offers a stunning range of inspiring habitats ideal for exploring.

In April, why not visit one of our two National Parks? Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park falls into four distinct parts: Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Breadalbane and Argyll Forest and is home to the largest expanse of freshwater in Britain. There are peaks to climb, forest paths to walk along, quaint villages to visit, remarkable wildlife to see and fun activities to try, from watersports to pony trekking. Why not visit Loch Katrine and take in the tranquillity on a trip aboard the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott?

In the Highland, visit the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, Britain’s largest National Park, with its wild mountain ranges, woodlands and lochs. This area is an important natural habitat where 25 per cent of the UK's threatened wildlife species can be seen and there are great opportunities to see a number of creatures. In April, you might spy a rare capercaillie during ‘lekking’ season when they try to attract a mate. Keep your eyes on the trees to see if you can spot the seldom seen Scottish wildcat.