Active Family Adventure Holidays on Loch Ness

Active Family Adventure Holidays on Loch Ness

Conquering COVID Camping Fears

Earlier this summer, my husband, kids, and I decided to keep our plans to go camping with four other families – plans made back in early January 2020. In those halcyon days, our big panic about summer was whether we could get our maturing kids to agree to any summer day camps. Little did we know what was in store.

Every time I thought about the plan in the month before our trip, I felt a little sick to my stomach – and in denial that we were ever going to take such a chance in the time of COVID-19. The risk just seemed too great. But we did it, and I think the break from our so-called lockdown life at Camano Island State Park was worth the well-thought-out risk.

Like us, the other families had mostly been sequestered and working at home, apart from masked, careful trips to the grocery store. No one had been sick, and no one had been out taking chances. We decided to go for it.

A Cul-de-Sac Campground Adventure

Despite my long-held city child belief that most campgrounds are very much like parking lots that you sleep in with random strangers, we decided to go. This campground was rather like a lovely cul-de-sac street, with no houses and lots of Subaru Outbacks. It was a true oasis of nature.

Total mask buy-in. For the first time in months, the nine boys were running and scootering around and not playing Fortnite. They were actually doing some decent distancing with masks on. (The one unlucky girl in the crowd opted to chill with the parent group.) It was a refreshing change of pace.

Loch Ness Lakeside Serenity

Our campsite was right on the shores of the legendary Loch Ness, with stunning views of the moody, mysterious waters and the rolling green hills beyond. The sound of the waves lapping against the rocky shore was like a natural lullaby, lulling us into a sense of total tranquility.

We spent our days hiking the nearby trails, spotting wildlife like red deer and golden eagles soaring overhead. The kids loved searching the lake for any sign of the fabled Loch Ness Monster, though I’m pretty sure Nessie was taking a well-deserved break from the tourist crowds.

In the evenings, we’d gather around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and sharing stories until the stars came out. It was the perfect antidote to the stresses of the past year, a chance to disconnect from the chaos of the world and reconnect with nature and each other.

Outdoor Adventures Galore

Of course, there was no shortage of exciting activities to keep us busy during our stay. Loch Ness Shores offers a wide range of options for the ultimate active family adventure holiday.

Activity Description
Canoeing Paddle across the serene waters of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for Nessie as you explore the lakeshore and surrounding woodlands.
Hiking Tackle challenging trails that wind through the rugged Scottish Highlands, offering breathtaking views at every turn.
Cycling Hop on a bike and explore the quiet country roads and forest paths surrounding the campsite.
Fishing Try your hand at landing a big one in the deep, mysterious waters of Loch Ness.
Archery Hone your aim and test your skills at the onsite archery range.

No matter your family’s interests or fitness level, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. The friendly staff at Loch Ness Shores are always happy to provide recommendations and equipment, ensuring you make the most of your active adventure.

Unparalleled Natural Beauty

The Scottish Highlands are renowned for their stunning natural landscapes, and Loch Ness Shores is no exception. The towering mountains, dense forests, and serene, mirror-like waters create a breathtaking backdrop for your family holiday.

Whether you’re relaxing by the campfire, hiking through the hills, or paddling across the lake, you’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring vistas that will leave a lasting impression. It’s the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life, a chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the great outdoors.

Embracing the Adventurous Spirit

Our time at Loch Ness Shores was a true testament to the power of adventure and the resilience of the human spirit. Despite the challenges and uncertainties of the past year, we were able to come together as a family and embrace the great outdoors, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

As we packed up our gear and headed back home, a sense of renewed energy and optimism filled the air. We had faced our fears, conquered our doubts, and emerged stronger and more connected than ever before. And that, to me, is the true essence of an active family adventure holiday – the opportunity to push boundaries, explore the unknown, and discover the incredible resilience that lies within us all.

So if you’re looking for the ultimate getaway that combines breathtaking natural beauty, exhilarating outdoor activities, and the chance to reconnect with your loved ones, look no further than Loch Ness Shores. Book your stay today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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