A beautiful Thistle The view from the upstairs window at Netherfield

Explore Speyside and see ancient Caledonian pines, sparkling lochs, lazily winding River Spey, sweeping moors and towering Cairngorm Mountains. It's home to an abundance of speciality birds including Capercaillie, Golden Eagle, Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill, Ptarmigan, Slavonian Grebe and many more. You could see a Red or Roe Deer as well as those elusive mammals Pine Marten, Red Squirrel and Badger and a ride to the Moray Firth coastline can reveal real stars like Bottlenose Dolphins ... all this is right on our doorstep.

There's plenty to do with a wide variety of activities available for all ages and abilities. Please ask for more information and download the Cairngorms Regional Guide - click here

Walking Numerous local walks plus walks leaflets available from the Tourist Information Centres in Grantown on Spey and Aviemore and from Rothiemurchus. Or find out more about Aviemore and Grantown walks by clicking here
Biking Excellent routes for all levels of expertise - easy tracks for those who wish to enjoy the scenery to more advanced which will thrill even the most proficient rider - guided bike trails and bike hire available locally from Craggan Outdoors
Wildlife Watching

April - August, visit the Ospreys at RSPB Loch Garten and see Pine Martens and Badgers in the evening at Speyside Wildlife's exclusive Aviemore hide - read more about the fantastic wildlife in the area click here

Birdwatching & Wildlife Photography Based in Moray, superbly placed for wildlife in the Scottish Highlands and Northeast Scotland, A9Birds provides full and half-day trips for birdwatchers and photographers of all abilities. They tailor trips to suit you - including tuition for beginners.

With some of the best Salmon, Sea and Brown Trout fishing on the River Spey, day rod licences are available from Strathspey Estate and the fishing shop in Grantown also sells licences and offers tackle for sale or hire. Loch fishing is available at Rothiemurchus and locally there's Craggan Outdoors.

Water Sports On nearby lochs where hire equipment and tuition is available Loch Insh, Loch Morlich and also at Craggan Outdoors
Pony Trekking On Rothiemurchus where you'll trek through fantastic Highland scenery or at the Stables in Carrbridge or at Craggan Outdoors.
Clay Shooting At Rothiemurchus where full instruction and equipment is available. Also available locally at Craggan Outdoors.
Quad Trekking Exciting and fun at Rothiemurchus or Craggan Outdoors
Sleddog Trekking The only Sleddog Museum of its kind in the UK, based in Glenmore Forest, offering kennel tours and the chance to lead your own 12-dog team on a trek through the woods.
Golf With 6 courses within a 15-mile radius - it's a golfer's paradise
Winter Sports Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht offer winter skiing and snowboarding
Dry Slope Skiing A taster for the real thing, available at Glenmore Forest and Loch Insh.

Or visit one of the many visitor attractions in the area:

Craggan Outdoors A wide range of outdoor activities plus a licensed Clubhouse Cafe.
Landmark Forest Theme Park Excitement for all ages in all weathers - fantastic watercoaster, exhibitions, viewing tower, tree-top trail, climbing wall and more.
Over 50 activities including Safaris on Foot, Land Rover Tours, Quak bike treks etc - more info available from the Centre at Inverdruie.
300 varieties of heather, Clootie Dumpling Restaurant, Art Gallery, Wildlife Watching Area, Heather Exhibition and much more.
Scotland's wildlife from Eagles to Wolves from past to present.
Enter the world of the Highlander at it's Kingussie and Newtonmore sites.
A fascinating insight into the age of steam with 10-mile steam trips through 'Monarch of the Glen' country.
Strathspey's distilleries are famous so try and visit several during your stay.
Britain's highest and fastest mountain railway takes you to the top to a restaurant with panoramic views, exhibition, shop and winter sports.
Many to visit such as Cawdor, Brodie and Ballindalloch - Jan and Grant will tell you more.

Eating out:

Please telephone to reserve a table:

Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel -
T: 01479 851345

Muckrach Country House Hotel
T: 01479 851227

You will find several good restaurants just a few miles away in Grantown on Spey and Aviemore
Walks through forests and around lochs
Biking for all abilities and ages
Red Squirrel - just one of our wildlife onders - photo by James Gordon, www.cairngormframer.co.uk
Water sports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing
Numerous golf courses for the enthusiast
Winter sports on the Cairngorms and Lecht
Visit Carrbridge to see the famous bridge
Come in August and see the hills cloaked with purple heather