Walk activity retreats in Scotland

Activity Retreats

The perfect setting for an exclusive activity retreat

Papple is an exceptional choice for activity organisers hosting a group retreat up to twenty guests. Our luxury historic steading is the ideal setting for like-minded groups to come together and share experiences, to learn from each other, make connections and create life-long memories.

Nestled in foothills of the Lammermuir Hills

Our location is ideal to escape the crowds, a haven for creativity and activity. Guests have full access to our beautiful green spaces including the manicured lawns, serene woodland, native wildflower meadow and river. Forage in the bountiful gardens and discover our hidden Celtic maze.

Host your activity retreat at Papple

The spacious layout of Papple has been designed specifically to host larger groups without compromising on space. Ten luxury bedrooms are contained within four adjacent properties. Each property has exquisite period and contemporary furnishings, the bathrooms have underfloor heating and power showers. The fully fitted handcrafted oak kitchens with AGA oven are ideal for self-catering stays.

The Farmhouse is the hub of Papple, home to the grand dining room, library, drawing room and wellness studio. The variety of spaces are superb for hosting creative workshops, wellbeing sessions, entertainment and dining. Our superfast broadband is the perfect tech companion, should it be required.

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Our top suggestions for activity retreats

We draw inspiration from our rich heritage everywhere we look, from the smallest of features to our expansive green spaces. Activity retreats like outdoor cooking, scything, foraging, painting, yoga, geological tours, cycling tours and wall building are a great success at Papple. We recommend a minimum stay of three nights.

Yoga retreats at Papple

Fun for everyone

There’s a myriad of fun activities at Papple, try rounders or croquet, explore the woods and wild meadows. There’s so much to discover locally – surfing school, wild swimming, hiking in the Lammermuirs, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife cruises and a visit to see Concorde at the Museum of Flight.

Exploring woods near Papple

Discover East Lothian and the Lammermuir Hills

The John Muir Way is renowned for miles of scenic paths, ideal for walking and cycling. Canoeing, kayaking and wakeboarding can be enjoyed close by, and golf is available on some of our most revered courses, a short distance away. The Lammermuir Hills offer a great escape into nature.

Paddle boarding off the East Lothian coast
Paddle boarding off the East Lothian coast
Cycling on the cycle paths in East Lothian
Biking trails near Papple Steading

Here to help

We have deliberately chosen not to offer activity packages to avoid creating a “product”. Every activity retreat we host is bespoke to the organiser. We cherish the creativity and delivery of each one.