Sporting Activities

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRES

Cluny Clays, Kirkcaldy
We can arrange individual and group sessions at our nearby Cluny Clays Outdoor Activity Centre (Cluny Clays has a fantastic range of activites to choose from, including for example clay pigeon shooting, archery, air rifle shooting and a 27 bay driving range with automatic ball presentation – a great fun and active way to spend a few hours during your stay.

Visit www.clunyclays.co.uk

Lochore Meadows Country Park
A wide range of outdoor adventure activities including dinghy sailing, kayaking, open canoeing, hill walking and mountain biking are on offer.

View www.lochore-meadows.co.uk

HUNTING/SHOOTING

A range of different fieldsports can be experienced using Balbirnie as a base for accommodation and dining, and travelling to a number of private estates within Fife and Perthshire on day visits.

Within thirty minutes drive from Balbirnie, both driven and walked-up pheasant shooting can be arranged on local estates (with the shooting season running from October to January).

For those prepared to drive a little further North, the opportunities are even greater. Dates are often set aside a year in advance for different types of shoots at particular estates and are therefore more difficult for us to secure unless you are very flexible with dates. However, some estates do offer bookings with a shorter lead in time.

Costs usually start from £150 per gun per day for walked-up shoots. Roebuck deer stalking can also be organised between May-July around the Perthshire area.

FISHING

We can assist with planning a fishing trip - perhaps just for a few hours or for a full day's outing. Both trout and salmon fishing are available in the area, trout fishing within 30 minutes drive and salmon fishing about an hour away.

Trout fishing can be arranged at Loch Fitty on the edge of Dunfermline in Fife and wild salmon fishing on the River's Tay, Earn and Teith, all situated in Perthshire and considered by many to offer the finest salmon fishing in Scotland.

You may want to fish by the bank or perhaps prefer to use a boat with a ghillie-just let us know. Picnic lunches are also available on request.

HORSE RIDING

We recommend Barbarafield Riding School in Craigrothie by Cupar, a fantastic riding school set within fabulous surroundings, which offers training paddocks and a vast array of  treks for keen horseriders.

Visit http://www.barbarafieldrs.co.uk

CYCLING

Walkers and cyclists should not miss the area as Fife has a network of paths totaling more than 300 miles. These include the coastal path, which stretches 78 miles from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge and The Kingdom of Fife Millenium Cycle Ways, providing a 105 mile route through the Kingdom, consisting of four forest routes, five urban networks, eleven circulars and the West Fife Cycle Way. For more information, visit  www.fifedirect.org.uk/fife-cycleways.