Win a Break to Scotland's National Parks
There has never been a better time than the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 to discover Scotlandâ€™s two beautiful National Parks. Uncover stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife and a variety of outdoor activities including fishing in the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Fishing in Scotland
Scotland is one of the world’s top destinations for freshwater & sea angling, with world-class fishing available across the country throughout the year. So if you’re chasing the ‘king of fish’, the Atlantic salmon, or you prefer the hard fighting monster pike or giant common skate, Scotland has you covered.
You will discover a tremendous variety of species when fishing in the hundreds of rivers and lochs around Scotland. From beautiful Highland rivers to secluded island lochs, there are excellent salmon, trout and coarse fishing opportunities in some of the most picturesque areas of the country. You might even have an entire water to yourself.
Whatever your level or ability, there are companies that offer lessons for beginners and those looking to brush up on their technique. The friendly ghillies and guides are very experienced and knowledgeable and always happy to give pointers and advise on prime fishing spots.
If you prefer sea fishing then Scotland’s long and rugged coast line provides fabulous angling opportunities for both boat and shore anglers. You will also find many quality charters available to take you in search of that next great catch. There are numerous species offshore but the skate, cod and shark fishing off the west coast are a favourite with visitors and locals alike.
Fly Fishing along the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond
WIN a break to Scotland’s National Parks
What better time than 2013, the Year of Natural Scotland to discover Scotland’s National Parks where you'll find stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife and a variety of outdoor activities for all the family.
Visit Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Scotland’s first National Park, and be mesmerised by 720 square miles of captivating mountains, lochs and glens, with stunning Loch Lomond, the largest inland expanse of water in Britain, sparkling like a jewel amidst this majestic landscape.
Take part in a variety of water-based activities such as canoeing on Loch Lomond, pleasure cruising onboard the SS Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine or wakeboarding on Loch Earn. Climb one of 40 peaks over 2,500 ft or walk Scotland’s most popular long distance route - the West Highland Way. Enjoy the outstanding horticulture of Benmore Botanic Garden near Dunoon or go quietly in Queen Elizabeth or Argyll Forest Parks and you may spot red squirrels, ospreys and elusive pine marten.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Cairngorms National Park offers a treasure trove of natural wonders, activities and adventure. Where else can you climb five of the six highest mountains in the UK, whitewater raft some of the finest rivers, mountain bike on wild and dedicated trails, relax on an award winning loch beach or enjoy an exciting range of fun family attractions?
This Park is perfect for wildlife watching, where you can spot swooping ospreys, soaring golden eagles, Cairngorm reindeer and red deer, pine martens and Scottish wildcat. Join a guided wildlife walk or Land Rover safari to see these amazing species in their indigenous habitat.
There has never been a better time to explore Scotland’s National Parks than now. So round up the family and head for these special places ... and don’t forget to bring your camera!
The prize for a family of up to 4 (2 adults & 2 children), staying in both National Parks includes:
Cairngorms National Park
- 2 nights B&B at the Hilton Coylumbridge
- Entry pass for Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway
- Entry pass to Landmark Forest Adventure Park
- A fantastic Rothiemurchus Outdoor Experience
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
- 1 night B&B at the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha
- 1 night B&B at the Mhor 84 Motel, Balquhidder
- Family pass for bike or canoe hire at Loch Lomond
- A Loch Lomond Water Bus family pass
Draw closes 28/05/13