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Our guide for all outdoors adventures in our area

The Great Outdoors at Silvers Sands

Silver Sands is the perfect base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. Here’s our guide to the best local walks and outdoor pursuits!

Local outdoor activities

1. Elgin Kart Raceway

Greenfields, Bogton Farm, Lhanbryde, Elgin Moray IV30 8LN (12 miles away)
01343 843666
www.elginkartraceway.co.uk

A wide range of outdoor activities available – great for a family fun day out.

Karting
The 500m long track was purpose built in 2011 and has full floodlighting for night racing together with a viewing area for spectators.

With computer controlled lap timing there can be no dispute as to who is the fastest!

Mini Grand Prix
The Mini Grand Prix is available for groups of 8 or more and is great for a group of family or friends.

Each driver will take part in 3 races consisting of 2 heats which will determine their final grip position for the Grand Final (the Big Race!)

Races are electronically timed by computer and a leader board printout is provided after each heat/final.

Mini Tanks
Try the unique driving experience of driving off road in a tank.

Laser Tag
Tremendous fun for all the family. Split into two teams and try and capture each other’s flag without being hit!


2. North 58° Sea Adventures

Findhorn Marina, Moray IV36 3YE (14 miles away)
01309 690099
adventure@north58.co.uk

Join North 58° on board for an exhilarating trip out to the Moray Firth, exploring the beautiful Moray coastline and its amazing and abundant wildlife.

Now operating out of Findhorn and Lossiemouth, North 58° Sea Adventures offers you the chance to do something a little different with a truly unique experience.

They run trips to suit every need and supply everything you could need for a memorable day on the water; all weather gear, life jackets, experience and knowledge.

Wildlife Adventures
Moray Firth’s amazing and abundant wildlife is made accessible to the budding explorer on a 2-hour long Wildlife adventures from either Findhorn or Lossiemouth. Offering a unique combination of adventure, exhilaration and the joy of close encounters with the marine life and incredible scenery. The experienced and established staff will give interesting and informative local knowledge on both the area and its wildlife.

Dinner Cruises
The Moray Firth hosts some outstanding restaurants which have never disappointed those on the 4-hour round Dinner Cruise trips!  This is a wildlife tour with the added luxury of a stopover for a delicious meal half way through (at additional cost.) On those dusk evenings there is nowhere else to be than on the water! North 58° usually set off from the marina late afternoon, dependent on tides, stopping at one of the many welcoming harbours in the area, and arriving back in the evening, taking in the astounding evening light.  A delight for those who want dinner with a difference!


3. Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AJ
0800 731 3446
info@landmarkpark.co.uk

Forest activity park with climbing wall, highwire course, maze, raft ride, rollercoaster and more!

Dinosaur Kingdom
Come and meet the dinosaurs that made Scotland their home over 160 million years ago!

Tropical Hot-House
Enter this enchanting bio-dome and encounter hundreds of the Planet Earth’s most stunningly beautiful butterflies and exotic flowers. Walk among them and relax to the sound of the soothing water cascading.

Explore this stunning tropical jungle with a whole cast of friendly characters! Look out for the resident family of Asian Quail as they scuttle through the undergrowth and listen out for the budgies and parakeets as they soar through the air, dive for a drink of water in the pond or sing at passers-by from the trees.

Bamboozeleum
The Bamboozeleum is packed with a vast array of mystifying and dazzling exhibits, weird and wonderful illusions; perplexing puzzles and bewildering special effects all for you to experience and have fun with.  The world’s first ‘Bamboozeleum’ is immensely enjoyable for all ages, unforgettable, addictive and quite unique – you’ll want to return again and again.

Wonderwood
A magical woodland wonderland where seeing is not believing….

This special place features three Crazy Cabins where the laws of physics simply do not apply, a spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Topsy Turvy room and a Growing-Shrinking room.

Shooting Gallery
The Haggis Farm is a fun and interactive shooting gallery for both kids and adults alike. Try and hit the animated targets and see how many special effect you can trigger during your turn. Stay alert though, there are surprises ‘in store’ for the unwary!

The Lost Labyrinth
Bubbling mud pools, dangerous caverns, dangerous creatures and a magic waterfall gateway are just a few of the challenges you will face as you try to navigate your way safely through this torturous labyrinth…  Surprises, challenges, laughs and scares in equal measure for all ages…!

Ant City
The Twisty Tower is a challenging spiral climb which opens out to slides at the mid point, with a scary net platform right at the top!

Wild Water Coaster
The Wild Water Coaster features three fear-inducing raft rides over waterfalls of varying steepness.

Runaway Timber Train
Don’t miss the family rollercoaster! Sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns though the trees.

Monkey Trail
Suitable for children age 2-5, the Monkey Trail is designed as your child’s first real aerial challenge course. With a full harness supplied, clip-in safety rail system and the steadying hand of an accompanying adult this is a real challenge for tiny people.

SkyDive
This is a parachute jump simulation that is way beyond white knuckle! SkyDive comprises of two climbing masts which rise from the forest floor to approximately 35 feet up in the pine canopy.  It’s a pure adrenalin experience –  just harness up, climb the mast, and step off, easy!  Just don’t let the nerves get the better of you!


4. The Loft

East Grange Farm, Kinloss, Forress IV36 2UD (10 miles away)
01343 850 111
visit@theloft.co.uk

The Loft offers lots of activities from quad bikes, laser tag, waterwalkers, archery, grass sledging and pottery painting.


The best local walks

1. West Beach

St Gerardine Road, Lossiemouth, IV31 6SR (1.9 miles away)
Open 24 hours 

2. Roseisle Beach/Forest

Roseisle Country Park, IV36 2UB (9.1 miles)
03000 676380
enquiries.east@forestryandland.gov.scot

Walking Trails

  • Ice House Trail – 2km (moderate)
  • Millie Bothy – 2.6km (strenuous)
  • Wildlife Walk Trail – 4.2km (strenuous)

Car Parking Charges
£1 for up to 1 hour
£1.50 for up to 3 hours
£2 for all day
£8 for minibus and coach all day

3. Culbin Forest

IV36 2TG (21 miles away)
03000 676380
enquiries.east@forestryandland.gov.scot

This diverse and ever-changing coastal forest has a fascinating network of tracks to explore on foot or by bike.

Walking Trails

  • Gravel Pit Ponds Trail – 1.8km (easy)
  • Hill 99 – 5.7km (moderate)

Discover

The Hill 99 viewpoint trail
Wind through the sandy pinewoods and experience the forest canopy from the top of the amazing viewpoint tower.

Gravelpit Ponds
An attractive area of marshy ground and ponds close to Wellhill car park, with easy walking on well-surfaced paths that are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Dragonfly Pond
A pretty pond on the Hill 99 viewpoint trail, where you can spot brilliantly-coloured dragonflies in summer.

Hidden History
This peaceful stopping-point tells some of Culbin’s human story in unexpected ways.

Sandlife
A pleasant, heathery corner surrounded by lichen beds, where you can find out how life clings on in such a hostile environment.

The Gut
This muddy bay is a haven for all kinds of wading and water-birds – just don’t expect to find a beach here.

Buckie Loch
Where the forest meets the sea. Wild and empty coastline which may one day become a true sea-loch again. It’s currently a stretch of marram dunes and heath.

Findhorn Bay
If you’re lucky, you’ll see ospreys or seals fishing at this river-mouth with a beautiful view towards the village of Findhorn.

Lady Culbin’s Buried Trees
Growing on the edges of Culbin’s largest sand-dune system, some of the deep-rooted trees here have bizarre, tapering trunks twice as long as they look.

The Minister’s Pool
A reedy freshwater pool that attracts both birdlife and walkers. It’s very close to Nairn East Beach.

Otter Pool
A big pool in a hidden corner of Culbin, and a good place to spot some of Culbin’s mammals drinking.

Car Parking Charges
£1 for up to 1 hour
£1.50 for up to 3 hours
£2 for all day
£8 for minibus and coach all day

4. Findhorn

West Dunes Car Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3QJ (14.6 miles away)

A lovely circular walk taking in Findhorn village, the shingle spit overlooking Findhorn Bay, the sandy beach and dunes. Findhorn has a couple of good cafes, two pubs and a shop. The beach has lots of open spaces for dogs to have a good run around.

Distance
4.5km / 2.75 miles