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Self Catering - The Retreat

Aviemore is the perfect base for a variety of all-year round outdoor activities - from gentler pursuits like a forest or lochside walk to the more energetic munro-climbing or quad-biking. A selection of popular outdoor activities which can be experienced within a short drive from Strathspey House are shown below.

Wintersports on Cairngorm
Wintersports on Cairngorm

Cairngorm is the most well-known wintersports centre in Scotland, with snow runs for all abilities and excellent facilities including the funicular railway. Skiing, snowboarding and even sledging are all perfect on Cairngorm with inspiring views over Glenmore Forest.

Golf
Golf

There are eight golf courses within a fifteen mile radius of Strathspey House including the renowned Boat of Garten course and the new championship Spey Valley course in Aviemore. An annual golf pass providing discounts for all eight courses is available.

Pony trekking in Rothiemurchus
Pony trekking in Rothiemurchus

Pony trekking for all ages and abilities is available on the Rothiemurchus and Alvie Estates. 

Bird watching
Bird watching

There are several National Nature Reserves in the area surrounding Aviemore. Bird life native to the area include golden eagles, osprey, ptarmigan, peregrines and the hen harrier.

Clay shooting
Clay shooting

An excellent clay shooting centre is to be found at a Victorian Lodge on the edge of the Rothiemurchus Estate with tutition available for beginners.

Shinty - the local sport
Shinty - the local sport

Walking in the Cairngorms National Park
Walking in the Cairngorms National Park

Aviemore is an ideal base for a walking holiday. The area provides ample opportunities for all abilities - munro climbing, day hikes on the mountain range, beautiful lochside walks and peaceful forest trails.

Watersports on nearby Loch Morlich
Watersports on nearby Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich and Loch Insh are both six miles from Strathspey House and offer an extensive range of non-motorised watersports from river canoeing to wind surfing. Tuition is available for beginners.
 
 

Quad biking on the Alvie Estate
Quad biking on the Alvie Estate

Exhilarating and fun quad biking treks and 4x4 off-road experiences take place at Rothiemurchus and Alvie.

Fishing in the Cairngorms
Fishing in the Cairngorms

Angling in the Cairngorms is a very popular pastime. The River Spey is arguably the finest salmon river in Scotland. Natural and stocked lochs are nearby with a fishery at Rothiemurchus which has equipment for hire.
 
 
 

Cycling around Aviemore
Cycling around Aviemore

Numerous waymarked trails are to be found at Glenmore and Rothiemurchus. The number 7 National Cycle Route also passes through Aviemore. Local bike hire is available.

Highland Games
Highland Games

While visiting the area, why not relax and spectate a local Highland Games or shinty match

For enquiries/bookings, please contact:
Glenn & Fiona Armstrong
01479 812 453