Glenthorne Highland Holiday Cottage in Newtonmore Cairngorms Scotland
What's On in and around Newtonmore Cairngorms Scotland
Set in the Cairngorm National Park, the Newtonmore area is a walkers
heaven with other outdoor pursuits including fishing on the river Spey*,
two excellent golf courses, one in Newtonmore and the other adjoining
burgh of Kingussie. Other activities in and around the area include skiing,
mountain biking, RSPB sites for bird watching, the interactive Highland
Folk park and Whisky Distilleries or why not take a trip on a romantic
steam train or ride the funicular railway to the top of the Cairngorm
mountains and remember not to miss your first shinty
Strathspey & Badnenoch has a large concentration of golf courses for your holiday stay. They all differ in character hugging the River Spey in the valley, some with imposing mountains, others on higher ground with views over breathtaking scenery. These course are open to visitors. It might be an idea to book depending on the season. Your handicap information is not required for normal play unless you want to try your hand in the many local competitions.
Highland Folk Park - more
This award winning centre takes you back in time and then travels through history to this century in the lives of highlanders and their communities. It is an opportunity to see how highland people really lived. At Newtonmore, whole buildings and their environment have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed. You will actually enter the world of the Highlander and experience walking through a number of 'time windows' dating from the early 18th century Highland township to the mid-20th century working croft.
Highland Wildlife Park - more
This park sets out a number of habitats with diverse species from bison to boar, wildcats to caipercaillie. It is a great opportunity to see these many species in their habitat settings.
Loch Inch Water sports - more
This centre has 14 acres of forested land and 700 acres of beautiful Highland Loch within its limits the activities offered include; Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Skiing, Fishing, Rowing, Biking, Archery, Rafting and Walking.
Loch Morlich Watersports - more
Loch Morlich is another beautiful location allowing you to engage in watersports walking, mountain biking and fishing.
Strathspey Steam Railway - more
The Strathspey Railway operates this fine steam railway. It allows you to step back into this romantic era - take a ride back in time. In season you can go on a special train dining car journey enjoying the experience of this fine locamotive, fine food and a view from your table you will never forget.
Bird Watching - more
The Strathspey area is rich in opportunities to observe a number of rare and important species. The area includes: the inch marshes in spring there are lapwings, redshanks and curlews nesting. In the winter the marshes flood, providing roosting and feeding for flocks of whooper swans and greylag geese. The Spey valley is also noted for the presence of osprey. The RSPB has many sites around the area. Visiting their hide in Loch Garten allows you to observe the osprey at close quarters. Breeding season is from May to July. The Aberneth forrest provides opportunities to see crested tits and crossbills among other species present in this area. While the Monadhliath is of course importand due to the presence of golden eagle.
Mountain Biking - more
Laggan Wolftrax is the latest purpose built mountain bike centre in Scotland, designed and built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. The trail network offers some of the best mountain biking in Scotland encompassing challenging and unique features for all abilities from the fun blue to the highly technical black, you won't be disappointed. There is a mixture of mature forest and open country riding allowing you to make the most of the big mountain views.
Walking - more
This area at the geographical centre of Scotland is without question a walkers paradise - with its ease of access to the many walking areas of the country. The village has created the wildcat trail a 10 Km walk encircling the village. The trail covers woodlands, moorland and views of the cairngorm and Monadhlaith mountain ranges, and the rivers Spey, Calder & Allt Laraidg. The village has the wildcat centre where details of this walk and the many other walks in the immediate and greater areas can be obtained.
Newtonmore is an excellent base for many of the local skiing areas, the Cairngorm mountain ranges being the closest. See the following weblinks for further information.
An opportunity to sample the 'Gentle Spirit' of the glen at one of the highest distilleries in the land, Dalwhinnie is a wonderfully full-bodied, smooth and warming malt whisky.
Newtonmore Riding Centre is located within the Cairngorm National Park and the scenery and wildlife will astound most visitors. We have direct access to wild country only 100m from the centre with Wild Goats and Red and Roe Deer right on our doorstep. We have rides that are suitable from absolute beginners to those wishing to do Trail Rides in true Rough Highland Country.
Haflinger Pony Trekking Centre, Laggan, by Newtonmore. Enjoy trekking in the company of our famous sure footed and quiet natured Austrian Haflinger Ponies.Trekking for all the family, with no road work involved. Non-commercialised trekking centre, personally run by Jim and Yolande Robertson, catering for people who enjoy the countryside and love animals.
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