Out and About

There is easy access to Kingussie – 5 miles, Kincraig – 3 miles, Aviemore – 10, Inverness – 40 miles and Edinburgh 2.5 hours away.

The A9 main trunk road passes through the Valley. The main London – Inverness trains and local Scottish services stop in Kingussie. Inverness airport links the area with regular flights to Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.

From Insh the Isle of Skye and rugged west coast mountains are a pleasant day’s excursion as is Braemar, Balmoral and the east coast.

There are many attractions within the Spey Valley and you can enjoy walking, cross country ski-ing or mountain biking through the endless forests behind the cabins. Bird watch on the famous RSPB Insh Marshes or take in a round of golf at any of the scenic golf courses in the area. Take advantage of touring the unspoilt Monarch of the Glen countryside and enjoy the stunning colours of the changing seasons.

There is lots to do all the year round including particular events which are mentioned below:

Annual Events

January – Ski-ing Cairngorm (www.cairngormmountain.org)

New Year Celebrations in Aviemore Village Centre

February – Husky Dog Trails (www.siberianhuskyclub.org.uk/aviemore-rally)

Food & Drink Festival in Kingussie (www.kingussiefoodonfilm.co.uk)

March – Enjoy watching the spring unfold

April – Opening of the golf season (www.kingussie-golf.co.uk – www.newtonmoregolf.co.uk – www.visitcairngorms.com/onthetee)

May – Visit the Wildlife Park and see the new born wildlife (www.highlandwildlifepark.org)

June – Leukaemia Research 26 Mile Bikeathon from Kingussie (www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/event/scottish-bikeathon)

July – Corrieyariack Challenge (www.badaguishevents.org/corrie)

August – Harley Davidson Rally/Thunder in the Glen (www.welcometoscotland.com/things-to…/aviemore…/thunder-in-the-glens)

Newtonmore Highland Games (www.newtonmorehighlandgames.co.uk)

Big Splash Festival (visitcairngorms.com/blog/tag/bigsplash)

September – Cairngorm Cycling Festival (www.visitcairngorms.com/onabike.htm)

Book Festival in Kingussie Turning Leaves (www.kingussie.co.uk/events/turning-leaves)

Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon (www.triatlonscotland.org/events/cairngorm-adventure-triathlon

October – Aviemore Half Marathon and 10K (www.halfmarathonlist.co.uk/aviemore-half-marathon.php)

November – Enjoy the season and prepare for the ski and winter climbing season

December – Santa Express Steam Engine Rides (www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk)

Things To Do

Bike Hiring

Cyclelife Aviemore: www.cyclelife.com tel: 01479 810478

Climbing Equipment

Cairngorm Mountain Sports: braemarmountainsports.com tel: 01479 810903

Visit the Cairngorm Sled Dog Adventure Centre Aviemore Sled Dog Rally organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain takes place at Glenmore
Visit the Cairngorm Sled Dog Adventure Centre Aviemore Sled Dog Rally organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain takes place at Glenmore
Come and ski Cairngorm
Come and ski Cairngorm
Walk beside the loch at Kincraig and enjoy the superb colours of the changing seasons
Walk beside the loch at Kincraig and enjoy the superb colours of the changing seasons
Loch Insh offers a choice of watersports. orienteering and dry slope ski-ing throughout the year. A restaurant is also available
Loch Insh offers a choice of 
watersports. orienteering and dry slope ski-ing throughout the year. 
A restaurant is also available
Walk and walk and walk! There are information sheets for walks throughout the area or just walk from the garden for one hour to two days!
Walk and walk and walk!   
There are information sheets for walks throughout the area or just walk from the garden for one hour to two days!
Landmark has lots to offer with a timberland trail, water coaster, adventure land, red squirrel shop and many other interests
Landmark has lots to offer with a timberland trail, water coaster, adventure land, red squirrel shop and many other interests
Visit Ruthven Barracks and learn about the history of the Spey Valley
Visit Ruthven Barracks and learn about the history of the Spey Valley
Play a round of golf at the scenic Kingussie Golf Course or buy a pass to play 8 golf courses in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Play a round of golf at the scenic Kingussie Golf Course or buy a pass to play 8 golf courses in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Bike Centre. Check their website for biking events. A mountain bike hire delivery service direct to the door is also offered
Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Bike Centre. Check their website for biking events.
A  mountain bike hire delivery service direct to the door is also offered
Experience Scottish wildlife past and present, amur tigers, red pandas and snow monkeys in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park
Experience Scottish wildlife past and present, amur tigers, red pandas and snow monkeys in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park
Take the funicular - the highest and fastest mountain railway in Scotland - to the Ptarmigan. Restaurant for lunch and see the mountain exhibition. Why not try the Sunset Dining or Ceilidh evenings during the summer months and watch the sun setting.
Take the funicular - the highest and fastest mountain railway in Scotland - to the Ptarmigan.
Restaurant for lunch and see the mountain exhibition.
Why not try the Sunset Dining or Ceilidh evenings during the summer months and watch the sun setting.
Step back in time at the Folk Museums in Newtonmore
Step back in time at the Folk Museums in Newtonmore
Tour the beautiful countryside where Monarch of the Glen was filmed
Tour the beautiful countryside where Monarch of the Glen was filmed
3rd Sunday in June Scottish Bikeathon in aid of Leukaemia Research. Take part in a family cycle round the beautiful quiet roads of Badenoch and make money for Leukaemia Research or cheer the cyclists back to Ardvonie Park in Kingussie. This is NOT a race.
3rd Sunday in June Scottish Bikeathon in aid of Leukaemia Research. Take part in a family cycle round the beautiful quiet roads of Badenoch and make money for Leukaemia Research or cheer the cyclists back to Ardvonie Park in Kingussie. This is NOT a race.
Take part in the Corrieyairack Challenge - Fort Augustus to Kincraig - 17mile walk and 43 mile mountain bike race or be at the finish, enjoy the Kincraig Village Fete and welcome the cyclists back! First Saturday in July.
Take part in the Corrieyairack Challenge - Fort Augustus to Kincraig - 17mile walk and 43 mile mountain bike race or be at the finish, enjoy the Kincraig Village Fete and welcome the cyclists back!
First Saturday in July.
The Speyside Way is a well known long distance walk through breathtaking countryside - take a break in Insh at the end of your walk!
The Speyside Way is a well known long distance walk through breathtaking countryside - take a break in Insh at the end of your walk!
Visit the Dell in Kingussie and watch a shinty match!
Visit the Dell in Kingussie and watch a shinty match!
Take part in the Aviemore & Cairngorms Walking and Mountain Festival
A fantastic experience for all ages. Journey from Aviemore to Broomhill (Glenbogle Station in Monarch of the Glen) and back taking in the magnificent scenery. Make the day special and have lunch on the train!
A fantastic experience for all ages. Journey from Aviemore to Broomhill (Glenbogle Station in Monarch of the Glen) and back taking in the magnificent scenery. Make the day special and have lunch on the train!