5 Sports to try in Nairn

Nairn has many sports groups and facilities. Here are our top 5 sports to try in Nairn.

  1. Archery – Local Activity Centre Bowhunter Archery offer shooting activities at various targets and also offer Axe Throwing, Combat Archery, and Bushcraft! Give them a call for a great day out which might start a new hobby for you.
  2. Kayaking & Paddleboarding – Being a seaside town, Nairn has the benefits of a harbour and costal waters which are ideal for watersports. For a beginner’s sit-on-top session, call the friendly team at Highland Experiences for a great introductory session. Due to the nature of the movement on water, paddleboarding can improve core muscles as well as easing stress and depression. Paddle Bliss Nairn, offer lessons, equipment hire and yoga classes at various local spots.
  3. Bowls – Nairn has 2 clubs – Nairn Bowling Club and St Ninian Bowling Club. Both clubs are very welcoming to visitors. Bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. Played on a bowling green, normally outdoors (although there are many indoor venues) the outdoor surface is either natural grass or artificial turf.
  4. Swimming – Nairn has a swimming pool as part of its leisure centre and an avid group of wild swimmers. Swimming is a low impact sport, strengthens the heart and lungs, lowers stress and depression and burns about 30% more calories an hour than running. Wild Swimming – swimming in the sea, lakes or rivers – due to the cold water, can improve circulation, boosts your immune system, reduces pain and inflammation and aids recover in sore muscles.
  5. Football – Nairn has 2 football teams: Nairn County FC and Nairn St Ninian JFC. Football is a popular pastime in the town due to its sandy beaches and multiple green spaces. Take in a match while you are here at the famous Nairn County Ground, Station Park. Fixtures can be found HERE.