Aviemore Guide

Lochan Mor Lodge, Aviemore, Scotland | Aviemore Guide

Visit Scotland and have your Holiday in Aviemore, luxury self catering in Cairngorm National Park. Lochan Mor Lodge gives you easy access to beautiful lochs, glens, mountains, skiing, snow boarding, climbing, hill walking, adventure sports and lots of family days out. Aviemore is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the Cairngorm National Park. It has long been one of the best UK holiday destinations – particularly for those interested in the outdoors. From mountain biking to hill walking, snowboarding to kayaking, quad biking to clay pigeon shooting, golfing to distillery tours, adventure sports to steam trains, the area offers endless activities and attractions in a truly spectacular location. For full tourist information about the area www.visitaviemore.com


With over 280km of footpaths across the area, the Cairngorms and the ancient forests surrounding Aviemore are one of Britain’s most beautiful wild places, with some of the most popular walking terrain in Scotland. There is a wide variety of designated routes suitable for walkers of all abilities. We have climbed all the Munros and Corbetts in Scotland and would be willing to give advice on any walks in the area. www.speysideway.org http://walking.visitscotland.com/ www.aviemorewalking.com 


The National Cycle Network crosses almost the entire area and includes 64km of off road routes. For a real challenge, Laggan Wolftrax offers 18km of the most exciting and demanding off road routes from Scotland’s Forestry Commission. www.basecampmtb.com

Snow Sports

Cairngorm Mountain is 15 minutes drive from the centre of Aviemore and offers winter sports enthusiasts a modern ski area with lessons and equipment hire available. Even if you are not skiing, you can experience the UK’s highest and fastest funicular railway and enjoy UK’s highest restaurant and bar. www.cairngormmountain.org.uk www.ski-glenshee.co.uk www.lecht.co.uk http://ski.visitscotland.com/conditions

Watersports and Fishing

Loch Insh and Loch Morlich, both in stunningly beautiful natural surroundings offer sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, river trips, rowing and fishing. Fishing is available on many lochs,rivers and at specially stocked fisheries. Brown Trout season 15th March – 30th September Salmon and Sea Trout season 11th February – 30th September For Watersports and Fishing www.lochmorlich.com


The Aviemore area offers an impressive total of 117 holes of golf in a wide variety of settings. The Aviemore and Cairngorm Golf Pass which is available at 8 local courses for £20 entitles you to a 30% discount. http://www.visitaviemore.com/golf.html

Family Days Out

Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie Enter the world of the Highlander, see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere as you walk through 400 years of Highland Life. www.highlandfolk.museum/

Highland Wildlife Park

Operated by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland this attraction allows visitors to discover Scotland’s wildlife as well as internationally endangered animals of mountain and tundra regions. www.highlandwildlifepark.org

McDonald Highland Leisure Arena

The arena houses a 25m pool, wave machine, toddlers’ pool and giant flume, spa, hot tub and sauna along with a state of the art gymnasium. Daily/weekly memberships available. www.aviemorehighlandresort.com

Landmark Forest Theme Park, Carrbridge

Where else can you rock climb, flume ride, parachute jump, tackle a high-wire challenge course, meet red squirrels, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, see a steam powered saw mill in action and lots more. A whole day’s entertainment and educational too! www.landmark-centre.co.uk

Coylumbridge Fun House

Cyril’s Tree House soft play area, adventure mini golf, 10 pin bowling, family games room and diner.

Strathspey Railway

Steam train service from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill. The journey takes you across heather moors and alongside the winding River Spey providing magnificent views of the Cairngorm Mountain range. www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

Rothiemurchus Estate

A living Highland Estate which provides a fun place for families to be active or relaxed together with many activities eg: walking, quad and pony trekking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, Land Rover tours, mountain biking, wildlife watching, canoeing, archery, visiting reindeer herd and sled dogs. www.rothiemurchus.net

Bird Watching

Visit the Ospreys at Loch Garten LIVE Nest Pictures http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofprey/lochgartenvideo.asp

Other Activities

Have a look around Aviemore at www.high.st/aviemore/ and around other places in Scotland and further south at www.highstreetuk.com/ Check out great pictures in the scottish highlands and on the ski slopes www.winterhighland.info/ www.scottishholidays.net

The Songs of Robert Burns.

Enjoy the Songs of Robert Burns the Great Scottish Bard, Poet, Socialist, Observer, Womaniser and lots more. A Great Scot. Songs Sung by Eddie Reader. So, whether your sense of adventure tends towards the exhilarating or the relaxing, Aviemore in the spectacular Cairngorms National Park is THE perfect place. Make Lochan Mor Lodge your ideal luxury self catering holiday base. Go on spoil yourself.
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