Within easy reach of Dailuiane Cottage there is a wealth of outdoor activities and interesting places to enjoy:
 
Walking

Through Caledonian Pine forests, past rivers, tranquil lochs or sandy beaches at Nairn and Findhorn on the Moray coast - details available from Cairngorm Bike & Hike, and Tourist Information Centres at Aviemore and Grantown on Spey

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Horse Riding

Riding and organised treks for all ability levels at from Carrbridge Pony Trekking Centre and Rothiemurchus

 
Swimming

Two hotels in Aviemore have swimming pools, Coylumbridge and Macdonald Aviemore Resort, plus in Inverness there is a large pool with wave machine and flumes

 
 
Biking

Routes for all abilities - easy tracks locally - visit Cairngorm Bike and Hike for bike hire and maps - advanced tracks to thrill even the most proficient rider at Wolftrax, Laggan.

 
Sleddog Trekking

The only Sleddog Museum of its kind in the UK, based in Glenmore Forest, offers kennel tours and the chance to lead your own 12-dog team on a trek

 
Clay Shooting

Rothiemurchus Shooting Ground has exceptional facilities and offers top class tuition. Beginners (12 yrs+) or a crack shots will have a great time.

 
Wildlife Watching

The area is home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife - RSPB Loch Garten, April to August, has nesting Ospreys - watch Pine Martens and Badgers from Speyside Wildlife's exclusive hide or enjoy a Rothiemurchus Safari.

 
Water Sports

Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and more available on Loch Morlich and Loch Insh - both hire equipment and offer tuition

 
Golf

Numerous quality courses are within a 15-mile radius, especially Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey, Spey Valley and Kingussie, plus 9-hole courses at NethyBridge and Carrbridge.

 
 
Fishing

The River Spey offers excellent Salmon, Sea and Brown Trout fishing. Visitor permits available at Boat of Garten Post Office - Grantown and Boat of Garten beat licences from Strathspey Estate Office - for stocked lochs go to Rothiemurchus - Abernethy Angling Association also offers River Spey permits - Mortimers, Grantown sells permits, equipment and accessories - visit Spey Fishing for local fishing info.

 
Quad Bike Trekking

Exciting, fun and led by experienced guides, you'll trek along a network of tracks around Rothiemurchus

 
Winter Sports

Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht offer winter skiing and snowboarding plus equipment hire and tuition

 
PLACES TO VISIT: click on the name to visit the website and find out more
 
Rothiemurchus

One of Scotland's most beautiful estates with amazing scenery and activities, delicious estate produce and a passion for conservation

 
Whisky Trail

Follow the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail which takes in six workig distilleries and enjoy an interesting, informative and exciting journey

 
Cairngorm Brewery

Multi-award winning Brewery, based in Aviemore, brewing traditional ales with a fresh new edge and offering tours and tastings

 
 
Cairngorm Mountain

Ride the funicular railway, visit the exhibition and, experience the view from the top and enjoy a coffee or lunch in the Ptarmigan Restaurant

 
Strathspey Steam Railway

A fascinating insight into the age of steam with 10-mile steam trips from Boat of Garten, and great dining out whilst enjoying a train journey

 
Highland Folk Museum

Enter the world of the Highlander - see for yourself the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland people

 
Speyside Centre

Multi-award winning Visitor Centre with Garden Centre, Shop, Art Gallery, Antiques Gallery and Clootie Dumpling Restaurant

 
Highland Games

Experience a real Highland tradition and celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage - held throughout the year

 
The Fun House

At Hilton Coylumbridge, this is a great place for the children - packed full of activities to keep the whole family entertained

 
 
Landmark Adventure Park

The perfect family day out with excitement, fun and discovery for all ages, in all weathers, at any time of the year - fantastic!

 
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Britain's only herd of reindeer, found free ranging in the Cairngorms - . extremely tame, these friendly animals are a joy to see and feed

 
Highland Widlife Park

Discover Scottish wildlife plus endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra and get up close and personal

 
 
OTHER LINKS:
Active Spirit - A husband and wife team who help you explore and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as Summer and Winter Walking, Mountain Biking, Open Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Abseilling and Target Archery. They give you the confidence and assurance to know there's nothing to be afraid of in trying something new. They also have great activities especially for familitiesand children from age 3+, visit Active Spirit Kids
 
James Gordon - A local joiner with a passion for photography, James Gordon lives in Boat of Garten and is well known for his wonderful photographs of Speyside and other beautiful areas of Scotland. Many of the images used throughout this website are courtesy of James
 
   
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