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:
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
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
Cyclelife Aviemore: www.cyclelife.com tel: 01479 810478
Cairngorm Mountain Sports: braemarmountainsports.com tel: 01479 810903