Outdoor Activities

what to do in edinburgh - outdoor activitiesThis section highlights a few of the other outdoor activities that you can enjoy in and around Edinburgh including fishing, cycling, swimming and skiing.

Alba Ballooning

Champagne hot air balloon flights over Edinburgh and the Lothians. Mornings and evenings weather permitting. Tel. (0131) 667 4251 For further information visit www.albaballooning.co.uk

Bedlam Paintball

All action outdorr thrill-a-thon, where tactics, teamwork and sharpshooting guarantee an exhilarating experience. Open all year 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh. Tel. (0131) 558 1919 or visit www.bedlam.co.uk

Markle Fisheries

East Linton. High quality bank fly and boat fishing on three spring fed lochs. Open January to December. Tel. (01620) 861213

Morton Fishery

Mid Calder. Reservoir providing the opportunity for a variety of fly fishing. Open February – October. Tel. (01506) 882293

Bike Hire

North Berwick. Half day, full day and weekly hire of quality mountain bikes. Helmets provided. Tel. (01620) 895289

Bike Trax Cycle Hire

Edinburg., Vast selection of bikes for hire including mountain and city touring bikes. Open Monday to Sunday. Tel. (0131) 2286633

Royal Commonwealth Pool

50m Pool, children’s pool, diving pool, flumes, sauna, fitness centre and adventure play area. Open all year. Tel (0131) 6677211

Dunbar Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool with flume and wave machine. Other facilities include sauna, steam room, gym, creche and cafe. Open all year. Tel. (01368) 865456

MidLothian Ski Centre

Hillend. Europe’s longest artificial ski slope with chairlift. Ski and snowboard instruction. Mountain bike trail. Open all year. Tel. (0131) 4454433