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
||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
||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
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.
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.
lochs where hire equipment and tuition is available Loch Insh, Loch
Morlich and also at Craggan Outdoors
where you'll trek through fantastic Highland scenery or at the Stables in Carrbridge or at Craggan Outdoors.
||At Rothiemurchus where full instruction and equipment is available. Also available locally at Craggan Outdoors.
||Exciting and fun at Rothiemurchus
or Craggan Outdoors
||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.
|| With 6 courses within a 15-mile radius
- it's a golfer's paradise
Mountain and the Lecht
offer winter skiing and snowboarding
||A taster for the real thing,
available at Glenmore Forest and
Or visit one of the many visitor attractions in the area:
||A wide range of outdoor activities plus a licensed Clubhouse Cafe.
Forest Theme Park
||Excitement for all ages in all weathers
- fantastic watercoaster, exhibitions, viewing tower,
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.