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Capercaillie
Walking through Caledonian pine woods
Enjoyable bike rides for all abilities
Fishing on the famous River Spey
Canadian Canoeing on Loch Morlich and Loch Insh
Numerous excellent golf courses
The Cairngorm Mountains, the highest in the UK, dominate the landscape and the River Spey, famous for its salmon, winds its way through the valley. The area is rich in wildlife including speciality birds such as Capercaillie, Golden Eagle, Scottish Crossbill and Crested Tit. At RSPB Loch Garten there's the opportunity to watch Ospreys (Apr- Aug); Red and Roe Deer can be regularly seen; and even the more elusive mammals such as Pine Marten and Badger, can sometimes be glimpsed by those with keen eyesight. There's plenty of activities and attractions within just a few miles:
 
Walking Walk through fantastic pine forests, along rivers and around many tranquil lochs. Leaflets are available from Grantown on Spey and Aviemore Tourist Information Centres. There are wonderful sandy beaches and scenery along the Moray coast at Nairn and Findhorn.
Biking Plenty of good routes for all levels of expertise - easy tracks and more advanced for even the most proficient rider - bikes available for hire locally.
Wildlife Watching The Cairngorms and local areas are home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife which you will see when out walking but for rarer species, try RSPB Loch Garten for Ospreys and visit Speyside Wildlife's exclusive hide just outside Aviemore for evening viewings of Pine Martens and Badgers.
Fishing Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing is available on the River Spey. Day rod licences for Castle Grant beat, Grantown and Kinchurdy Beat, Boat of Garten are available from the Strathspey Estate Office. There is a fishing shop in Grantown on Spey for tackle hire and tuition if required. Loch fishing permits available in the area.
Water Sports All types available on two nearby lochs where equipment can be hired and tuition is available- Loch Insh and Loch Morlich.
Horse Riding and Pony Trekking Horse riding and Pony Trekking available at Carrbridge. Rothiemurchus specialises in hacking and trekking on pedigree Highland Ponies. An incredibly special experience with friendly and skilled guides - a riding experience for all the family, at a pace that suits all levels of experience.
Clay Shooting Try this sport at Rothiemurchus, Aviemore - full instruction available.
Quad Trekking Exciting and fun - book your trek at Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre
Sleddog Trekking The only Sleddog Museum 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 6 courses within a 15-mile radius - a golfer's paradise!
Winter Sports Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht both offer winter skiing and snowboarding
Swimming In Aviemore at two of the larger hotels plus in Inverness there is a large pool with wave machine and flumes.
Dry Slope Skiing A good taster for the real thing, available at Glenmore Forest and Loch Insh.
Family Rafting Enjoy watery fun and games on this beautifully scenic and gentle section of the river Spey - book your trip at Rothiemurchus
Rock Climbing Fun and enjoyable even for those afraid of heights! Active Spirit use a variety of attractive local venues.
Archery Learn the basics of how to shoot with a bow and arrow. It’s easy but be warned … it can become very addictive! Available at Rothiemurchus or with Active Spirit
Outdoor Activities One of the UK's leading outdoor activity centres, based in beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park, Craggan Outdoors offers one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands for groups of 2 to 60+ people.
 
Visit the following places of interest:
Landmark Forest Park Excitement for all ages in all weathers - fantastic watercoaster, exhibitions, viewing tower, tree-top trail, climbing wall and more,
Rothiemurchus Lots to see and do including Ranger-led Walks, Land Rover Tours, Outdoor Sports and Activities - the Visitor Centre will tell you all you need ot know.
The Speyside Centre A multi-award winning Visitor Centre with a full range of heathers, famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, Heather Exhibition and much more.
Highland Wildlife Park Discover Scotland's wildlife from eagles to wolves and from past to present.
Highland Folk Museum Enter the world of the Highlander at Kingussie.
Strathspey Steam Railway A fascinating insight into the age of steam with 10-mile steam trips through 'Monarch of the Glen' country.
The Whisky Trail Strathspey is famous for its distilleries so why not visit several during your stay.
Cairngorm Funicular Railway Britain's highest and fastest mountain railway taking you to the Ptarmigan restaurant at the top with panoramic views, exhibition, shop and access to winter sports.
Castles Many to see including Cawdor, Ballindalloch and Brodie.
 
Good places to eat ...
Clootie Dumpling Restaurant The Speyside Centre - although famous for serving Clootie Dumpling in 21 different ways, this restaurant offers a wide range from tea/coffee to main course meals all day.
The Garth Hotel Grantown on Spey - excellent restaurant with comprehensive menu and fine wines
 

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Aviemore - 14 miles; Carrbridge - 8 miles; Inverness- 31 miles

 
 
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