Welcome to the enchanting winter wonderland of the Scottish Highlands, where pristine snow-covered landscapes and adrenaline-pumping winter sports await you. If you're a thrill-seeker and a nature enthusiast, look no further than WildTrax, the pioneering Land Rover 4x4 Self Drive Hire company based in Croy that specialises in the utimate Roadrtrip. With our fleet of robust Land Rover vehicles, we invite you to embark on a winter adventure like no other. See below for our quintessential Winter Scottish Highland Guide.
Ski and Snowboard Extravaganza
The Scottish Highlands are home to some of the most exhilarating ski resorts, including the renowned Cairngorm Mountain. Grab your skis or snowboard and carve through the powdery slopes, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views. WildTrax's Land Rover 4x4 vehicles are your perfect companions, navigating the snowy terrain with ease and ensuring you reach the slopes in style. Nestled within the majestic Cairngorms, the Lecht Ski Centre stands as a testament to the Highlands' skiing prowess. Boasting a variety of slopes for all skill levels, Lecht Ski Centre is a haven for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. With WildTrax's reliable Land Rovers, you can comfortably transport your gear and make the scenic journey to Lecht Ski Centre, where unforgettable adventures on the slopes await.
Mountain Biking and Cycling
Popular mountain biking destinations like Fort William and Aviemore offer a range of trails suitable for various skill levels. The Nevis Range, home to the famous World Cup downhill track, takes on a new persona in winter, offering a heart-pounding ride through snow-laden forests and open expanses. Additionally, the Cairngorms National Park boasts a network of trails that cater to both beginners and seasoned riders, all set against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. WildTrax's Land Rover 4x4 vehicles open up a world of possibilities for cyclists and mountain bikers seeking true Highland adventure. With the freedom to explore at your own pace and the assurance of a reliable and capable vehicle, you can tailor your journey to match your spirit of exploration. Unleash your sense of adventure with WildTrax and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Sledging Adventures for All Ages
Bring out the inner child in you with some classic sledding fun. The Highlands offer numerous slopes that are perfect for sledging, whether you're a family with kids or a group of friends looking for some laughter-filled moments. The Highlands create the best backdrop for the hills caked in snow. Load up your sleds into a spacious WildTrax Land Rover 4x4 car and make your way to the best sledding spots, we'd persoanlly recommend The Hayfield, Glenmore Forest Park near Aviemore, it's extremely popular, and has one of the best descents!
Immerse yourself in the magic of winter and accomopany yourself with a native Highland Deer. Witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by snowy landscapes. With a Land Rover from WildTrax, you can navigate through the Highland terrain effortlessly, ensuring you don't miss a moment of this unforgettable experience. One of the best spots to stand close to a Deer is around the Torridon area. If you travel towards the head of Upper Loch Torridon. To the left of the track is the deer park, home to a herd of red deer. Some seem much more curious than you might expect and as a result it is possible to find them approaching the other side of the fence.
Winter Wildlife Safaris
Winter in the Scottish Highlands offers captivating landscapes, challenging for both residents and wildlife. RSPB Scotland provides tips for spotting diverse wildlife along the North Coast 500 (NC500). In Inverness, even urban areas host vibrant wildlife like redwings, waxwings, coal tits, robins, and more. Coastal walks reveal otters, seals, and porpoises. RSPB Scotland Nature Reserves, Nigg Bay and Udale Bay, attract wintering ducks, geese, and wading birds. Woodlands at RSPB Scotland Tollie Red Kites Nature Reserve showcase red kites, buzzards, ravens, crossbills, siskins, bramblings, and chaffinches in winter. Daily feedings at 2.30pm (GMT) provide excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Explore Ice Climbing Spots
Numerous ice climbing opportunities span the Northern Highlands, The Cairngorms, Skye & the Islands, Central Highlands, Ben Nevis, and Glencoe in Scotland. The dynamic nature of snow and ice transforms climbing landscapes, turning less favorable summer spots into winter playgrounds. Summer rock climbs become challenging mixed-rock/ice routes, requiring specialized skills. Overall, snow enhances Scotland's climbing appeal, with iconic locations like Glencoe drawing avid ice climbers and dormant hills becoming bustling hubs for enthusiasts.
This winter, don't let the chill keep you indoors. WildTrax offers the ideal solution for adventurers eager to explore the winter wonderland of the Scottish Highlands. With their Classic Land Rover 4x4 Self Drive Hire, you can navigate the treacherous winter terrain with confidence, unlocking a world of exciting winter sports and unforgettable experiences. Embrace the thrill of the season, and let WildTrax be your gateway to an unforgettable winter adventure in the heart of Croy. Whether you're skiing down the slopes of Cairngorm Mountain or trying your hand at snowboarding, the possibilities are as vast as the snow-covered Highlands themselves.