THE LOCAL AREA

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 or why not download the Cairngorms Regional Guide 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.

Mountain Biking / Cycling

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. Visit Web Site

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. Visit Web Site

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. Visit Web Site

Fishing

With some of the best Salmon, Sea and Brown Trout fishing on the River Spey, day rod licenses are available from Strathspey Estate and the fishing shop in Grantown also sells licenses and offers tackle for sale or hire. Visit Web Site

Water Sports

On nearby lochs where hire equipment and tuition is available. Visit Web Site

Pony Trekking

On Rothiemurchus where you’ll trek through fantastic Highland scenery. Visit Web Site

Clay Shooting

At Rothiemurchus where full instruction and equipment is available. Visit Web Site

Quad Trekking

Exciting and fun at Craggan Outdoors. Visit Web Site

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. Visit Web Site

Golf

With 6 courses within a 15-mile radius – it’s a golfer’s paradise. Visit Web Site

Winter Sports

Cairngorm Mountain offer winter skiing and snowboarding. Visit Web Site

Dry Slope Skiing

A taster for the real thing, available at Glenmore Forest. Visit Web Site

Within the local area there are many visitor centres.

Craggan Outdoors

A wide range of outdoor activities plus a licensed Clubhouse Cafe. Visit Web Site

Landmark Forest Theme Park

Excitement for all ages in all weathers – fantastic watercoaster, exhibitions, viewing tower, tree-top trail, climbing wall and more. Visit Web Site

Rothiemurchus

Over 50 activities including Safaris on Foot, Land Rover Tours, Quad bike treks etc. Visit Web Site

Speyside Centre

300 varieties of heather, Clootie Dumpling Restaurant, Art Gallery, Wildlife Watching Area, Heather Exhibition and much more. Visit Web Site

Highland Wildlife Park

Scotland’s wildlife from Eagles to Wolves from past to present. Visit Web Site

Highland Folk Museum

Enter the world of the Highlander at it’s Kingussie and Newtonmore sites. Visit Web Site

Strathspey Steam Railway

A fascinating insight into the age of steam with 10-mile steam trips through ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country. Visit Web Site

The Whisky Trail

Strathspey’s distilleries are famous so try and visit several during your stay. Visit Web Site

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Britain’s highest mountain railway takes you to the top to a restaurant with panoramic views, exhibition, shop and winter sports. Visit Web Site

Castles

Many to visit such as Cawdor, Brodie and Ballindalloch – Jan and Grant will tell you more. Visit Web Site