» Things To Do Just another WordPress weblog Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:27:18 +0000 en hourly 1 Sports & Leisure at Largs Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:31:33 +0000 admin 3791777063_c4232533af[1]Largs is a very popular destination for sporting activities of various kinds- particularly water sports, since it stands on the west coast of North Ayrshire.

Sportscotland National Centre at Cumbrae is Scotland’s premier water sports centre and instructor training facility. Surrounded by safe water with easy access to the open sea, the centre’s position offers exceptional facilities and training courses for water sports such as sailing, dinghy sailing, power boating, kayaking, windsurfing, cruising, yachting, and many others. The Flying Eagle Charters (operating from Largs Marina) offer activities such as sport fishing, angling and diving. The New Haylie Fishing Loch is another great place for hooking “the big ones”, including rainbow trout, blue trout, tiger trout and golden trout, while just enjoying one of the most breathtaking sceneries along Scotland’s West Coast.

But fishing and water sports aren’t the only activities on offer. Largs Tennis Club has 3 courts at Douglas Park, Irvine Road, and also provides coaching facilities. For football, Inverclyde Sports Centre has seven aside pitches, and two more pitches at Bowen Craig (next to the Marina), with the main football park Barrfields located behind the ‘Vikingar!’ Complex. Largs has two amateur football teams of its own- the Largs Thistles and the Largs United. The Kelburn Country Centre (approved by the British Horse Society, and Trekking & Riding Society of Scotland) offers horse-riding and trekking activities and training courses for all levels, and provide all necessary equipment as well. Largs has three bowling clubs as well, two outdoors- the Largs Bowling Club and the Douglas Park Bowling Club- and an indoor/outdoor facility at Halkshill Bowling Club. Also, Largs has two 18-hole golf courses at the Largs Golf Club and the Routenburg Golf Club, and a 6-hole training facility at the Inverclyde.

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