There are plenty of angling opportunities in Ayrshire, Arran and the Clyde Valley, some great spate rivers, many fisheries and a beautiful sea coast.
No shortage of options here, hacking through beautiful private parkland, trekking on farmland and trails, beach rides, plus show jumping arenas, a cross country course and the UK's largest holiday riding centre.
With the Clyde Muirshiel and the Galloway Forest Parks overlapping the area, there is a great choice of forest and moorland walks, and lots more in the hills of south Ayrshire. And all this before you reach the soaring heights of Arran.
Arran is special adventure country – tour it by helicopter, or zoom around on a quadbike. Sea kayaking, gorge scrambling, paragliding are just some of the other adrenalin sports on offer.
Ayrshire’s network of rural roads makes for interesting cycle options. Arran is also popular, in keeping with its holiday island role. Great Cumbrae on the Clyde is another cycling venue, the islands perimeter road offering fine views over the Firth.