Outdoor Activities at Hopetoun

With 6,500 acres of beautiful rolling countryside, Hopetoun is ideally placed on the outskirts of Edinburgh for outdoor activities at any time of the year. Hopetoun provides opportunities for clay shooting, quad biking, archery, walking, cycling and a range of outdoor activities with our Ranger Service. You can also take full advantage of the outdoor activities on offer by staying in one of our self catering holiday cottages.


Clay Shooting

Hopetoun offers a perfect rural escape for an adrenaline fuelled clay shooting activity. Set within Hopetoun's dramatic woodland and with unrivalled views across the Firth of Forth you'd never guess you're only 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Clay pigeon shooting and simulated game shooting are both available on the estate with a wide range of packages to suit all levels and all budgets - perfect for small corporate groups or stag weekends.

Prices start at £45 per head for one hour including gun hire, cartridges and tuition. For more information on clay shooting and packages please visit our dedicated Clay Shooting page.


Quad Trekking
Our technical track located within Hopetoun Woods certainly has everything required to kick your excitement levels up a gear or two! Within 50 acres of woodland this course really caters for nearly all ability levels, from gentle to moderate – it really depends on the standard of your party.

Each trek has their own individual Lantra qualified instructor ensuring that everyone has a fantastic experience whilst remaining safe at all times. Starting off on our agility circuit, with your own Yamaha Grizzly 125 cc bike you and your party will be ready for an adventurous quad experience like no other! Please visit our partners YouTube page for a video of our track. Priced at £45 per head for one hour including hire of a Yamaha 125cc Grizzly, helmet, overalls and public liability.


Mini Highland Games

Scotland is world famous for Highland Games which celebrate Scottish sporting tradition. So why not experience your very own Mini Highland Games? Two hours of fun-filled activities with your own personal kilted instructors all in stunning surroundings.


Typical events include Tossing the Caber, Hurling the Wellies, The Farmer's Dash, Tyre Flip, The Haggis Malt Challenge, Weight O'er Bar, Tossing the Hammer & Puttin the Stane and Tug o' War. Our kilted instructors are there to encourage and coach, and also help make your experience memorable. Let the games begin… Prices start at £35 per head for 2 hours including gloves, helmet, a qualified instructor, prize giving and public liability. 

Archery and Air Rifles

Archery is a sport that hits the mark for everybody, whether they fancy themselves as Robin Hood or not. The aim of the game is to fire your arrows at targets comprised of colored rings. Once you've got the measure of your bow, there's a good chance of scoring a competitive bulls-eye or two… under the expert supervision of our professional team of instructors.
Our fully trained team is experienced at working with complete beginners, as well as with clients who have already tried the sport and are looking to develop their current skills. Priced at £25 per head for one hour including Compound Bows, Arrows, 0.177 Air Rifles, Representative Animal Targets and Competition Targets, group instructor and public liability.

Golf

Niddry Castle Gold Club
We're very fortunate to also have a golf club on our Estate. Located nearby in Winchburgh the Niddry Castle Golf Club is an excellent 18 hole Par 70 5914 yard course designed to allow all levels of golfers a fair and true test of golf.

Manicured surfaces with tremendous panoramic views towards the Pentland Hills, not to mention playing round the historic Niddry Castle offers players a unique golfing experience in West Lothian. Popular all year round due to it's free draining land we can organise complimentary rounds for guests staying in our holiday cottages.

For more information on the course and to book a round visit niddrycastlegolfclub.co.uk.

Niddry Castle Gold Club

How to Book Activities
To make an enquiry or booking regarding clays, archery, highland games or quad biking on the Estate please call 0131 331 9940 or email clays@hopetoun.co.uk. For all Niddry Castle Golf Club enquiries please contact the club direct on 01506 891097.