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23 May 2017, 4:38 pm

19 Life-Changing Wild Adventures Everyone Must Try In Scotland buzzfeed.com

19 Life-Changing Wild Adventures Everyone Must Try In Scotland

Unleash your inner Bear Grylls with this guide to Scotland’s wildest, greatest, and most epic adventures. H/t Wild Guide Scotland.

Go stand up paddleboarding with dolphins in Moray.

Go stand up paddleboarding with dolphins in Moray.

The Moray Firth is home to a resident pod of dolphins, and while sightings and up-close encounters aren't guaranteed, they're certainly very likely. Suds Surf School hire out stand-up paddleboards if you don't have your own, and you can get a lesson from their expert paddlers if you're a beginner.

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Wild camp beside Suilven in the west of Sutherland...

Wild camp beside Suilven in the west of Sutherland...

In Scotland, you're allowed to pitch a tent almost anywhere, including the summit of mountains. Wild camping is a great way to explore remote areas, but make sure you follow the guidelines in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code if you head into the great unknown, and make sure you take plenty of supplies.

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...or try hammock camping instead.

...or try hammock camping instead.

These lightweight but durable hammocks double as warm sleeping bags. Simply sling them between a couple of trees and voilà: you're all set. It can be hard to find hammock-friendly camp sites in England, but in Scotland, as with other forms of wild camping, there are very few restrictions.

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Mush sled dogs through the Cairngorms.

Mush sled dogs through the Cairngorms.

This welcoming, knowledgable centre in the heart of the Cairngorm mountains is the only hands-on, public sled-dog location in the UK. Visitors can guide a team of enthusiastic dogs along a series of winding, scenic trails through the forest, and hang out for selfies and cuddles afterwards.

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