The Retreat

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Outdoor Activities

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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.

 

Cairngorms 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 Glemore Forest.

Wintersports on Cairngorm

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.

Walking in the Cairngorms National Park

Walking in the Cairngorms National Park

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.

Golf

Golf

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.

Watersports on nearby Loch Morlich

Watersports on nearby Loch Morlich

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

Pony trekking in Rothiemurchus

Pony trekking in Rothiemurchus

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

Quad biking on the Alvie Estate

Quad biking on the Alvie Estate

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.

Bird watching

Bird watching

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.

Fishing in the Cairngorms

Fishing in the Cairngorms

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

Clay shooting

Clay shooting

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.

Cycling around Aviemore

Cycling around Aviemore

For enquiries/bookings, please contact:

David & Lynne Warden & Susan Rodger

01479 811058

david@strathspeyretreat.com

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The retreat is a modern one-bedroom self catering cottage, sleeping 2 people, attached to Strathspey House, an elegant Edwardian Villa. The Retreat is furnished, decorated and maintained to an excellent…

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Outdoor Activities

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….

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Day Trips

Although there are countless things to do and places to see in the Aviemore area, many of our guests take advantage of Aviemore’s central location within the Scottish Highlands to…

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Visitor Attractions

The surrounding areas of Aviemore have an abundance of visitor attractions to suit all interests and ages. A selection of the more popular attractions are shown below, all are located…

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