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  • Two visitors in a sphereing ball head down the hillside course at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway
    Sphereing at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway
  • Four men stand with a huge sphereing ball after trying 'water balling' at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway
    Sphereing at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway

Sphereing is probably most easily described as a human hamster ball and Scotland is an ideal place to try this activity with our plentiful hillsides. Also known as zorbing or sphereballing, you’ll find that there’s minimum training or preparation - all you do is roll down a hill, harnessed in to a specially constructed 12ft cushioned plastic sphere. After just one go, you’ll be totally addicted!

Climb inside the chamber and try to keep your eyes open as you tumble at great speed down the hillside. Sphereing is usually run by activity providers from March to October and you’ll find that it is also a great spectator sport - what could be more fun than watching someone roll and bounce down a hill in a huge plastic ball?

For added kicks you can sphere with a friend at the likes of Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway, and they also offer water balling, which is basically a couple of buckets of water sphere as you roll down the track for a wet and wild experience. Boots N Paddles in Inverness also provides sphereing with a difference, where you can walk on water from within their inflatable balls across a large pool. See if you can stay on your feet!

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