Active Pursuits in Lanarkshire
An active escape in Lanarkshire encourages you to escape your familiar world, giving you the time and space to explore something new and exciting.
Across Lanarkshire, there are lots of opportunities for you to participate in activities that are for your health and wellbeing whilst seeing the sites of the area too.
From woodland walks to country parks, green space is abundant. If you love walking or cycling, then the landscape and nature in Lanarkshire offer the perfect environment to enjoy a hike or bike ride. The region is bursting with walking routes, from a gentle stroll to more strenuous walks suitable for your avid rambler. Visit our shorter walking routes and longer walking routes to discover more.
If fishing takes your fancy, there a great range of idyllic fishing spots in our lochs and rivers that anglers can roam around effortlessly in. Trout is a popular catch in the region, and with most fisheries open 7 days a week, there is plenty opportunity to experience fishing on a Scottish loch or river. On a clear day, you can see Ben Lomond from Tinto and the ‘Hill of Fire’ is a must to experience a sunset like no other. You will need a permit for most fishing in Scotland and you can contact various fisheries, Lochs, rivers and reservoirs to arrange a permit before travelling.
Scotland has also been welcoming golfing fans for years. The first written rules of golf were established in Scotland and are still maintained to this day by the R&A. Lanarkshire boasts an abundance of courses to try, some rich in history dating back to the late 1800s, like Hamilton Golf Club. The area is home to some of the most picturesque courses in Scotland including the world’s oldest inland course at Lanark. If you are considering taking up the sport have a look at the beginner's guide to golf in Scotland. Or you may be a seasoned golfer who regularly finishes under par, in which case there are many challenging and varied courses on offer. Some of the clubs require membership to play and some can be accessed by visitors, please check access arrangements and fees before travelling.
View the map below to find active pursuits you can experience on your next trip to Lanarkshire.