Sports & Activities
Nearby, Loch Insh Watersports Centre offers sailing, kayaking and windsurfing on Loch Insh during the summer months. The centre also offers a range of mountain bike trails, climbing and winter sports.
Why not explore the superb countryside the easy way - on horseback or a quad trek at Alvie and Dalraddy Estates. The Estates also offer traditional Highland deer stalking (hunting), grouse and rough shooting and, of course, fishing. Clay pigeon shoots are also available.
Rothiemurchus Estate on the Ski Road from Aviemore to Cairngorm offers a wide range of exciting actvities in the Great Outdoors - for all ages and abilities.
Scotland's national sport, shinty, is a fast and exciting game to watch. Matches are played in the area on most Saturdays between March and early November at Kincraig, Kingussie and Newtonmore. The latest fixtures may be found at www.shinty.com.
There are three kinds of train journey available in this area! Apart from the main line passenger services, you can step back in time and enjoy a trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway at Aviemore or take the Mountain Funicular Railway to the summit of Cairngorm Mountain.
Aviemore and Cairngorm are equally well-known as a winter sports destination. The closest skiing area is at Cairngorm Mountain but, further afield, there are ski areas at Nevis Range near Fort William and The Lecht on the road to Braemar. Ski and snowboard equipment and instruction is available through most local sports/outdoor shops.
Mountain biking is an exhilarating way to explore the countryside and the forestry roads provide some excellent trails. For the more adventurous, specialist mountain bike trails are located at Loch Insh, Alvie Estate, Rothiemurchus and the Wolftrax Centre at Strathmashie near Laggan.
The local gliding club, Cairngorm Gliding Club, operates from an airstrip at Feshiebridge. The club offers temporary memberships and trial lessons. What better way to see the Cairngorm Mountains than from the air!