Loch Insh Water Sports and Outdoor Activity Centre, near Aviemore, Scotland
Thank you for a fantastic week the children have not stopped talking about it since
"To All Staff - Thank you for a great time at Loch Insh. All the pupils & staff really enjoyed it. The activities were perfectly pitched and organised - we all had a ball! I'm sure it'll be a memorable experience for years to come. Hope to visit again soon!
Many thanks! June 2010
The spectacular scenery of the Highlands is reason enough for a tour. It is further enhanced by the work of the people who have lived there - the castles and gardens, forts and lighthouses which together tell the story of the Highlander.
Use Loch Insh’s main lodge and the Boathouse Restaurant as your base and include some of what we do best, outdoor activity. A necessary ingredient of visits around the Highlands is a chance each day for the group to unwind and stretch their legs and let off a little steam after a bus ride.
Explore the wonders of the Highlands and learn some new sports with the Highland Adventurer package.
Below you will find sample plans for how you might structure your trip or contact us for a bespoke tour.
Remember 1 group leader free for every 10 paying places.
Prices are based on at least 10 guests inc. staff and up to 150 max.
Depart from your school or town for journey to our centre in the Cairngorms National park in the heart of the Highlands. Arrival around lunch time. Welcome talk and lunch. Then its off to our beach base for a sailing session where the kids get to master the basics and are then (under supervision) guided around the loch. This takes 2.5 hours. That evening we fit in a session of team games, 1.5 hours of football , basketball, baseball or shinty.
Loch Insh Lodge (3 Star STB hostel for 4 nights full board accomodation)
We start this morning with a brief look at the fascinating Highland Folk Museum. Take a walk back through time and get hands on experience of how people in this part of Scotland used to live. Based on the traditional way of life in the early part of the 19th and 20th century.
In the afternoon we travel to the highland wildlife park where you can have a custom guided tour on the inhabitants. Choose from Cats, monkeys, pandas, Bison,deer and many more. Drive through the enclosures and view some of the largest land mammals in Europe.
A whole day of activity on the loch with some dry sports and some wet ones. In the morning the group will go for a paddle in Canadian canoes to further explore the loch and enter the River Spey and our two islands. This takes 2.5 hours and you will cover about 3 miles under your own steam!
In the afternoon we fit in two sessions of archery and orienteering at 1.15hrs each.
In the evening we do another 1.5 hour session this time of Skiing or boarding
Visit the Landmark Centre in the morning there is so much to see and do. A great blend of history, heritage and action. The watercoaster, the tree top trail, the climbing zone! Its always a great hit with teachers and kids alike!
In the afternoon a mountain biking expedition up Glenfeshie to see amoungst other things the resident deer. The trip will be tailored to the needs of the group and there are lots of routes to choose from. Watch out for the other wildlife too. Cappercaillie, foxes, red squirrels,otters and ducks of all types.
This evening have a go at improvised raft building a great way to spend a summer evening. Lets hope it floats!
Blair Castle (April - October)
We leave the Highlands and Loch Insh today and return through beautiful countryside stopping on the way to visit one of the best kept castles in Scotland.
The ancient seat of the Dukes of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. With its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle’s history extends over some 740 years, during which time it has welcomed countless generations of visitors. At the gateway to the Grampian Mountains on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today we can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place. One of the first private homes in Scotland to open to the public including the castle, its extensive collections and the beautiful grounds.
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