Loch Insh Water Sports and Outdoor Activity Centre, near Aviemore, Scotland
Thank you very much for a lovely week we enjoyed all the activities because you made them fun the staff were very nice our room was cosy and snug food was delicious and had fun making our own packed lunch
(Izzy and Emma 27 May)
Out hiking near Loch Insh
You are sure to get some stunning views
Stag near view point
|Min Age:||6 years (Must be able to ride unaided!)|
|Session max:||24 places|
|Session min:||1 place|
|Equipment Provided:||Binoculars, map, route guidance, activity cards if needed.|
|Participants to take:||Long-sleeved top, Long trousers, waterproof jacket, You might want to take a rucksack with you that could also carry personal kit like binoculars, camera, food and drink.|
|Experience:||No experience necessary|
Loch Insh is surrounded by some spectacular scenery with miles of trails through nearby Inshriach forest right on our doorstep with fantastic views down the valley towards Aviemore.
Near by Glen Feshie provides great access to the Cairngorms for the more intrepid walker or rider. The Cairngorm National Park Stretches from Grantown-on-Spey in the north to the heads of the Angus Glens in the south and from Ballater in the east to Dalwhinnie and Laggan in the west, and covers roughly 10% of Scotland. It is home to a quarter of Scotland's native woodland and is a refuge for a host of rare plants and creatures, including 25% of the UK's threatened species. The National Park takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, from the wild tundra of the high mountain tops to the wind-rocked seclusion of the ancient pinewoods. Heather moor, vivid with summer colour, and grand glens, haunt of red deer and golden eagle, are just some of the other habitats within the park which a base at Loch Insh gives you direct access to.
We are also situated half way along the16km Badenoch Way footpath from Dalraddy to Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. The Badenoch Way winds through native woodland offering magnificent views of Highland glens, mountains and rivers, with diverse wildlife abundant including red squirrel, osprey, swans and deer. From Loch Insh you can walk or bike about 7 miles in each direction along this well signposted route.
On our trail maps we have picked out four great trails and two river trips which are not specifically signposted but are on large easy to follow log extraction routes through the forests surrounding loch Insh suitable for biking of walking.
All routes are circular and return you to your car at Loch Insh, and each route has a different level of difficulty and challenge.
Learn more about the local wildlife that you need to keep an eye out for, visit our new wildlife page.