Our #megadays map has been growing like wildfire, with people adding hundreds of recommendations for their favourite days out across the UK.
As autumn fast approaches, we’ve chosen a few of our favourites in Scotland, with a theme of adventure. Scotland is a fine destination for any season, but it’s especially enchanting as its masses of greenery start to turn brown, red and gold.
Plus, it’s still warm enough to wander around without a thousand layers, but without the stifling heat (or midges) of summer.
How about having a go at one or more of these, rain or shine...?
The Arygll Sea Kayak trail is a great way to see some incredible coastal views as you put your fitness to the test. It begins at Ganavan Sands near Oban and runs all the way to Helensburgh, making it 150km in length – which is no mean feat. You’ll pass the Sound of Jura, the Crinan Canal, the south end of Loch Fyne, Inner Kintyre, the Kyles of Bute, the Firth of Clyde, Rothesay Bay and Wemyss Bay. Beautiful.
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Gravit8 in Aidrie, North Lanarkshire, has more than 80 trampolines and more than 16,000 square feet of play space. It’s the second-biggest trampoline park of its kind in Europe (not just the UK) and invites visitors to “bounce, flip and freestyle” to their hearts’ content. Please note that it’s ESSENTIAL TO BOOK at weekends, to avoid long queues, so make sure you reserve your place online.
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At Go Ape in Aberfoyle, you can enjoy two of Britain’s longest zip wires (the final one 120ft high and 426m long) and see the Trossachs National Park from a unique perspective, as you explore the upper branches of some very tall trees. This thrilling course at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park includes rope swings, rope ladders, swaying bridges and lots more.
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If you love a challenge with a touch of drama, our #megadays contributors have recommended some rather special venues in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Exit Plan Edinburgh is for teams of between two and seven people, working together to find clues and solve puzzles to escape from a series of locked rooms. Meanwhile, The Room in Glasgow can cater for teams of up to 18 people at once, or 39 across four different games. Opened in 2015, its rooms’ themes include spy, mystery, mansion, identity, party and ‘good company’ – and there’s even an outdoor option...
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