Aberdeen and the surrounding area offers access to a huge range of outdoor pursuits.

For those who are fond of sand dunes and salty air, spectacular sandy beaches can be found along the Aberdeenshire coast, making it a mecca for surfers, kayakers, kite boarders and bird-watchers alike.

The Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park are right on our doorstep. Mountain biking, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding and white water rafting are all within easy reach of the city.

As well as this, Aberdeen has its very own snowsports centre where you can ski and snowboard all year round!

The Deeside Way also offers the chance to run, walk or cycle from the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park.

If you love golf then Aberdeen City and Shire is home to enough golf courses for each week of the year.

If you want live sport, Aberdeen Football Club play their home matches at Pittodrie Stadium, and the Ice hockey team, Aberdeen Lynx, play their matches at the Linx Ice Arena.

There are a huge range of options which cater for all capabilities and budgets!