10 things to do this Easter in Glencoe?

Read on for a rundown of recommendations this Easter 2024

What’s on this Easter in Glencoe?

As we zoom ever closer to the Easter holidays, we thought we should scribble down some of the exciting activities and experiences you can expect to enjoy in and around Glencoe this Easter.  Nestled amidst majestic mountains, translucent lochs and dense ancient forests, RiverBed Luxury Wee Lodges and SeaBed Luxury Lookouts at Woodlands Glencoe offers a perfect retreat for those seeking adventure and relaxation.  It’s also ideally located being just minutes from a number of exciting activities and experiences in the area.

So without further ado, whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or you’re simply looking for a serene getaway, here are some top things to do this Easter in Glencoe:

Hiking in the Highlands

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the majestic landscapes of Glencoe on foot. With a plethora of trails catering to all levels of hikers, from gentle strolls along loch shores to challenging ascents up iconic peaks like Buachaille Etive Mor, there’s something for everyone.  Whatever trail you take, a walk in and around Glencoe will blow your mind!

Loch Cruises

Experience the magic of Glencoe from a different perspective by taking a leisurely cruise on one of its enchanting lochs. Glide across the tranquil waters of Loch Linnhe with Cruise Loch Linnhe and soak in the stunning vistas whilst keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, including seals, otters, and a variety of bird species.

Mountain Biking

Thrill-seekers will find plenty to love in Glencoe’s mountain biking trails, some of which are located right behind the Woodlands Estate.  Test your skills on exhilarating routes that wind through rugged terrain, dense forests, and open moorland. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there are trails suited to all levels, offering an adrenaline-pumping adventure amidst stunning scenery.

If you prefer a more leisurely biking experience, why not hire an e-bike right here at Woodlands Activity Centre?  You can cycle directly onto the predominantly flat and off-road Caledonian Way Cycle Track, which will take you all the way to Oban (30 miles) through nature reserves and ancient forest.  You’ll even pass castles, historic sites and tasty pitstops along the way!

A woman goes for a snowy walk beneath Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.
The Ballachulish Goddess is one of the most incredible artefacts and stories from the Glencoe area.

Historic Sites

Glencoe is certainly not short of a historic site or two. Why not spend some time and immerse yourself in the rich history of the area and explore the haunting ruins of Castle Stalker or delve into the story of the infamous Massacre of Glencoe at the Glencoe Visitor Centre.  Gain insight into the area’s ancient past by exploring the incredible story of the Ballachulish Goddess!  Read more on our favourite historic sites right here.

Food Glorious Food

Indulge in the flavours of Scotland with a hearty meal at one of the Glencoe area’s charming eateries.  Check out our favourite restaurants here.  Sample local delicacies such as haggis, neeps, and tatties, washed down with a dram of whisky from one of the nearby distilleries. For a true taste of Highland hospitality, don’t miss the opportunity to dine in a cosy pub by a roaring fire such as the Old Inn or Clachaig Inn where you can mingle with locals and fellow travellers alike.

Family Fun

Easter in Glencoe is also a great time for family-friendly activities. Take the kids on an adventure-filled easter egg hunt at Glencoe Nature Reserve or embark on a wildlife spotting expedition and see who can spot the most animals along the way.

Why not go Segwaying or try your hand at archery or laser clay shooting at Woodlands Activity Centre or head over to Glencoe Mountain Resort where you can go tubing or take the chairlift up to the top of the mountain!

Remember to round off the day by heading to Stiff Peaks Bakery where you can grab some picnic goodies and enjoy by the loch.

Couples Photoshoots

Why not hire a photographer to capture the beauty of Glencoe’s incredible land and lochs where you can feature too!  Woodlands resident photographer, Brian Sharp, offers couples photoshoots throughout the glen for memories that will last a lifetime.  You can book a photoshoot right here.  

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges with Hot Tubs guests book a Woodlands engagement couples photoshoot. Photo taken in the autumn of a romantic golden Glencoe.
RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges with Hot Tubs book a Woodlands couples photoshoot. Photo taken in the winter of a romantic snow covered Glencoe.

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