Husky Sledge Rides in the Highlands
A husky sledge ride is a unique and unforgettable way to appreciate Scotland’s lovely outdoors in the winter. Scotland offers a variety of husky centres where you can meet the dogs and have a sledge ride, or even spend a whole day helping to train the dogs with professional racers. Snow isn’t required for a ride either!
We have found two great places to try out some husky sledging this winter!
Bowland Trails in Perthshire
What to expect –
Bowland Trails Sled Dog Training Centre is perfect to treat yourself and your close friends to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with a British, European, and World Championship Sprint Racing Team of Siberian Huskies.
When you arrive at the Huskies’ home, you’ll be greeted by the family that cares for and trains these incredible dogs. You’ll meet the Huskies and learn everything about their characteristics and what makes them such unique animals. Once you have received your safety gear, it’s time to head out for your passenger ride!
As you travel around the exclusive trails, you’ll see a variety of terrain as well as breathtaking vistas of the Scottish countryside, while up to three of your accompanying companions are transported to a vantage point to watch you enjoy your husky ride.
They halt the huskies for a rest and a drink at the observation point around halfway through your journey. You, your family, and friends are welcome to come here and pet the huskies and take photographs with the team.
You’ll be able to spend extra time with the Huskies after your ride as they chill off and rest. The Huskies adore being fussed over and petted at this time!
Between the months of September and April, this activity is possible (depending on the weather). The rides take held earlier in the morning throughout the warmer weather months of Spring and Autumn to take advantage of the lower temperatures for the Huskies.
This is the ideal activity for anyone searching for something unique to do, and it will leave you with lasting memories!
There is a similar attraction in Aberdeenshire that has a unique set of dogs that you can take a sledge ride with too!
On weeknights throughout the winter, come out and enjoy the ride of your life on our road of dreams with the Twilight mushing experience.
This adventure lasts around 2 hours and will be weather-dependent on the trail route which is between 1 and 3 miles. This is the ideal way to get a taste of what it’s like to be a musher and experience the rush of leading your own husky team.
This adventure covers the entire 7-mile course and is not for the faint of heart. It might be taxing, but it’s the most rewarding sensation at the top.
Not only will you be treated to some stunning rural views, but the Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) has been seen from the summit of the route on clear evenings. This adventure will last around 2 to 3 hours, and it is recommended that you bring warm clothing since it may get quite cold at the top of the path.
Full Hands-on Mushing Experience
This is the experience for you if you want to truly comprehend what it’s like to meet, prepare, and lead your own team of dogs along a 7-mile path.
A four-hour event in which you will assist harnessing your team of dogs before preparing yourself for the physically tough task of mushing up the route. When you get back to base, you’ll assist your team to unharness and settle in before retiring to our cosy cabin. There is a multimedia presentation as well as a museum tour while enjoying hot or cold refreshments and snacks. You will discover Huskyhaven’s history, Siberian Huskies, and Wattie’s fantastic Alaskan stories, as well as why Huskyhaven is so unique.
Come meet our elite team of Siberian Huskies and get up close and personal with them with limitless husky hugs and photographs.
This comprises a guided tour that includes an audiovisual presentation of Wattie’s Alaskan exploits as well as a museum visit where you can learn about the dogs’ training and feeding routines. Tours are available most weekends and during school vacations. Individual group reservations can be made to meet your needs, with a maximum party size of 24 people.
We hope that you manage to get out of the house this winter and explore some of Scotlands beautiful outdoor space.
We would recommend the highlands.