Stretch your legs, explore a tranquil forest, breathe in the crisp seaside air, or enjoy a range of watersports. Head out into the countryside and explore some of Scotland's most peaceful spots, or why not challenge yourself to climb a Munro, or chill out on a steady stroll around a picturesque loch.
Explore the great outdoors
Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than going for a good old walk. Getting out of the house, breathing in the fresh air and taking in surrounding scenic views are all good for the soul. Head out on a gentle lochside or woodland stroll, venture up a Munro, conquer a Corbett, or simply wander through the beautiful Scottish landscapes - fresh air can do the body a world of good.
Or if you'd rather take your sea legs for a stroll, why not try out some watersports? Enjoy a scenic sailing trip on Loch Lomond, try out kayaking or canoeing on Loch Morlich, or why not get the adrenaline going with some white water rafting or gorge walking? Scotland's beaches are out of this world! Imagine long golden stretches of sand, pristine blue waters, rockpools to explore and clifftop features to admire. Perfect for a seaside stroll, you can uncover endless nooks and crannies in Scotland's beaches and bays.
If you've discovered yoga recently or are an advanced yogi, consider swapping your studio or bedroom floor with a Scottish landscape. In South Scotland, yoga days and retreats are available from Roulotte Retreat, near Melrose, and Galloway Holistic Retreats in Auchencairn in Dumfries & Galloway.
In Perthshire, keep an eye out for regular yoga retreats at Pitlochry's Saorsa 1875, a hotel famed for its vegan menu and ethical philosophy. Why not awaken your senses with a Scottish riverside yoga retreat? At EcoYoga, you can perfect your poses in the peaceful, beautiful landscapes of Argyll. Explore more relaxing sessions or try out your first yoga class with Yoga Scotland.
If there's one thing that Scotland can boast in all corners of the country, it's walking routes. There are hundreds you can uncover, but there are a special few that have a spiritual element to them. The Way of St Andrews has been revived as one of the greatest pilgrimages of the world. Choose from ten routes that cover central, south and the east coast of Scotland, all of which range from 6 - 279 km and vary in elevation and terrain so there will be something for everyone. New for summer 2019, the Fife Pilgrim Way is set to cover 64 miles of medieval landmarks, industrial landscapes, and picturesque villages, alongside stunning views and coastal gems, as it weaves its way to St Andrews.
In the Scottish Borders, why not head off along the Borders Abbeys Way? Joining up the magnificent abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh, this 64.5-mile circular route is one for the explorers, taking in the magical landscapes of the south of Scotland that will leave you in awe. For something different, why not take a fluffy alpaca for a walk? Head to Kelso in the Scottish Borders where you can meet or trek with the friendly residents of Beirhope Alpacas amongst the stunning backdrop of the Cheviot Hills - a therapeutic afternoon with a cuddly companion.
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