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Other things to do in the Aviemore, Cairngorms, Strathspey & Badenoch areas

Fancy a sled-dog ride or something a bit quieter, a ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway. Now's your chance.





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Adventure in the Highlands!  Choose from a wide range of activities to build your own adventure. Adventure tours of the Scottish Highlands include searching for Nessie by kayak. Or does climbing Ben Nevis or bagging remote Munros appeal. Whiskey sampling during a canoe journey down the river Spey  Learn the techniques of Scrambling or Climbing too enhance your trips into the mountains or let us guide you. Mad for mountain biking or going wild for whitewater rafting we can show you the best hidden trails and radest rivers.
Phone +44 (0)7885 835838

Aviemore Kart Raceway. Go-cart track.
Aviemore town centre behind Safeways.
Open July - Sept and public holidays. Phone to check
Tel: 01479 810722

Cairngorm Gliding Club.  The Club has been operating from Feshie Airstrip for over 30 years. It is an ideal location and superb conditions for ridge, wave and thermal cross country flying.

Loch Einich. Andy Carter (CFI)

Tel: 01540 651317

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.
You can go with the herder on the hillside and feed the reindeer. The centre has Santa's Bothy.
On B970 six miles east of Aviemore
Open all year but winter restrictions apply
Tel: 01479 861228

Cairngorm Sled-dog adventure Centre. Unique opportunity to experience a sled-dog ride through wonderful scenery. Small museum, video, meet the dos and talk with the Musher. Children's gold panning area.
Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore.
Open Oct to Apl - advance booking necessary
Tel: 01479 872109

Cairn Gorm Mountain Experience. An all-weather attraction.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Take a ride on the funicular railway to the Top Station with its award winning restaurant, visit the mountain shop and see the exhibition. Education of the environment is an interesting feature of the exhibition - learn the fun way.


 Rothiemurchus Clay Pigeon Shooting
Shooting at Rothiemurchus
Beginners are especially welcome at the Shooting Ground and need no specialist equipment or clothing as guns, cartridges, ear protectors and safety equipment are all provided. Lighter guns are available to suit age and build. Expert and friendly instructors ensure your technique rapidly improves

Falls of Trium. by Crudenmore, by Dalwhinnie.
Attractive falls and salmon leap during September and October

Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Fantastic place for kids and adults. Absolutely not to be missed. Forest walks include a Red Squirrel Nature Trail, Treetop Trail, very tall forest viewing tower. Bird and squirrel feeding areas. Family activities include water raft flume ride and roller coaster - all very green. Everyone will be amazed in the Bamboozeleum Exhibition of puzzles, illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Lots more for a great family day out.

Carrbridge just off A95 north of Aviemore
Open all year - winter restrictions
Tel: 0800 731 3446

Guided Landrover Tour with the Rothiemurchus Estates Countryside Ranger.
Landrover Tours.

Highland Activities offer outdoor activities including white water rafting, quad biking, canyoning, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, archery and mountain biking for corporate events, corporate entertainment, groups and individuals based in between Fort William "Outdoor Capital of the UK" and Aviemore and the Cairngorm National Park in the highlands of Scotland.

Loch-an-Eilein Pottery The pottery is open 3 days a week from Easter until end October. 10-5 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays folk can come and 'throw your own'.  At �8 a shot it's a must and anyone from 5 to 95 can have a go.

The well loved TV series, Monarch of the Glen, belongs to Strathspey and Badenoch.
Filmed at
Ardverikie House
and environs. Ardverkie House cannot be visited but it can be seen from Loch Laggan on the A86 looking over the water.
Glenbogle          Archie!               
For more information about the location visit . For a bit of fun see and another useful site for Monarch locations and maps is

Many films used this area as their location for filming, such as;  Chasing the Deer, Hold back the Night, The Missionary, Monarch of  the Glen, Mr Brown, Soft Top Hard Shoulder, Year of the Comet. For location guide see:
Rothiemurchus Highland Estate 4x4 Off-Road Driving is always popular with visitors to Rothiemurchus .
Four by four
Try your skills in the reassuring company of an experienced instructor, at the wheel of one of our specially prepared four wheel drive vehicles or quad bikes.
Quad bikes!

Bags of activities - walking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting.
A951 two miles south of Aviemore.
Open: all year
Tel: 01479 812345

Spey Valley Smokehouse.
A95 one mile south of Grantown on Spey.
Open - all year
Tel: 01479 873078

Strathspey Railway.
Strathspey Steam Railway
Steam train running from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill (Glenbogle Station).
Aviemore Station on main road or Boat of Garten.
Open March - Oct - off season restricted
Tel: 01479 810725

Waltzing Waters. Cascades of water set to light and music.
Newtonmore on A86
Open varies - see website
Tel: 01540 673752

Working Sheepdogs
Sheepdog trials
Kincraig. Highland shepherd's sheepdog demos, sheep shearing, duck demo collie and pups.
Open: May - Nov
Tel: 01540 651310


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