SEE AND DO

Wolftrax Cycling

Laggan Wolftrax is one of the Forestry Commission’s best known mountain biking centres. Based in Strathmashie Forest, it was opened in 2015 with 30 km of trails ranging from the 4.8km Green route and  3.6 km Orange grade Fun Park suitable for all the family, to the extremely difficult Black grade trail featuring the "2 Ton Drop" and the "Back, Sack and Crack Attack".

In the carpark at Wolftrax is the bike hire shop and a café offering burgers, home baking and great coffee. There are also shower and toilet facilities. For non-bikers there are lots of other things to do at Wolftrax: a gentle walk in the woods, a more strenuous walk to the Dun da Lamh hill fort,  and orienteering for all levels, from toddlers to expert orienteers.  Call in at the café or Laggan Forest Trust office for an orienteering map or to find out more.

There is a small charge for parking and all money raised is used to pay for trail maintenance - use of the trails is completely free.

Snow Sports

The Drey is ideally situated to take advantage of snow sports in Scotland, being equi distant between Cairngorm Mountain in the east (30 miles from Laggan) and Nevis Range in the west (35 miles).  A wee bit further away but still to the west is Glencoe Mountain Ski Centre (70 miles from Laggan Drey) To the east is The Lecht Ski Centre (56miles) and Glenshee Ski Centre (72 Miles)

Walking / Hiking

Around Laggan there are some great walks. Please download the Laggan Paths Leaflet for more information.

Creag Meagaidh National Nature reserve is only about 14 miles west of Laggan, beginning on the shores of Loch Laggan and rising to over 3000ft.  It caters for walkers of all levels. Way marked trails make it easy to explore the lower slopes and longer trails into Corie Ardair, while for the more adventurous there are Munros to conquer. 

Deer Watching: Many guests have delighted in a peaceful evening drive a few miles up the glen towards the Corrieyairack to watch the red deer stags and hinds, the “Monarchs of the Glen”, feeding on the lower slopes of the hills in the “gloaming”.

 

For the real adrenaline junkies there are very impressive ice cliffs to climb in the winter.   For more information, both Walkhighlands and  Scottish Natural Heritage  are good points of reference.

Specially for families with children, The Wildcat Experience ~ Newtonmore,  is a 'treasure hunt' in which you set out to find as many painted models of the Scottish Wildcat as you can - they're hidden in gardens, up trees and behind walls.  Children love it and adults find they can become addicted, too!  

GOLF
Newtonmore Golf Club
 
8 miles from Laggan on the A86. This eighteen hole course (open all year, weather permitting) is the ideal way to relax, (booking essential).  Buggy and trolley hire available.
Kingussie Golf Club
The 18 Hole course provides something for every keen golfer, whether you're starting out or a seasoned pro! There are a varied mix of generous fairways, natural challenges and rolling undulations. The Course offers a good walk on upland terrain and a buggy is available to hire if required.
The course is surrounded by breathtaking scenery including the abundant local wildlife and the River Gynack. Quite simply, Kingussie Golf Club it is stunning, it provides a challenging game of golf in amongst the most epic Highland surroundings.
Museum & Gallery Tours

Located on the A86 in Newtonmore, this is only 15 minutes drive from Laggan. The Highland Folk Museum gives a fascinating insight into the way life was lived in the Highlands in days gone by. Visit the Isle of Lewis Black House and discover the many treasures the museum has to offer.

In the early 1980s the Highland Folk Museum, now owned by the Highland Council, acquired an eighty acre site in Newtonmore where an open air, living history site was established.   This site is divided into four main areas – Aultlarie Croft, a 1930s working farm, Balameanach (Middle Village) with a developing community of re-located buildings, the Pinewoods and ‘Baile Gean’ the Museum’s unique re-construction of an early 1700s Highland Township. On this mile-long site, visitors can discover how Highland people lived, worked and dressed, how they produced food, cooked and what they ate from the 1700s up to 1950s. In 2013 a new purpose built storage facility, ‘Am Fasgadh’ was completed and over the next year the remaining collection was moved from Kingussie. Am Fasgadh now houses over 10,000 accessioned items along with a conservation laboratory, research areas, library, meeting rooms and offices. Access to the collection is by appointment or guided tours by curatorial staff and specially trained volunteers.

Aviemore Zip Wire Park

Fly through the trees on an exhilarating ride through the Scottish Highlands, the Zip Trek is a guided journey made up of fourteen zip wires along a 2km course high over a stunning river gorge. Zips start gently and get bigger, higher and faster as you go. The last wire stretches for 550m reaching top speeds of 40mph. It takes a brave soul with a fancy for adventure to rise to the exhilaration of this challenge.

For the more intrepid zipper, the Zip Adventure is a must. Seventeen self-guided wires with a  connected safety system let you zig-zag over, across and along the Alvie Gorge. You’ll fly high in the trees, zip over spectacular waterfalls and swoop along rocky cliffs during your adventure. This zip trip is not for the faint-hearted! 

Trekking/Horse Riding
Strathspey Highland Ponies

Live our Disney's Brave life, as you Pony trek through the beauty of the Cairngorm National Park, on the Rothiemurchus Highland Estate in Aviemore.

The Strathspey Highland Park hardy Highland ponies make for the perfect trekkers due to their natural strength and kind temperament. They also have a wee Shetland and a Dartmoor for the smaller riders. Horsing about, Highlands style!
 

The dedicated team of ride leaders are approachable and friendly and will do all they can to help you enjoy your ride with them.

Haflinger Trekking Centre.

 

We are a family run business with over 60 years experience, fully qualified, professional, but at the same time approachable and down to earth. We are extremely flexible on activities so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have an idea or venture!

So don’t hold back, message us today!

Aviemore Kart Raceway

Go-karting in the Highlands; what better way to experience the Scottish air? There's no need to book/pay in advance, just turn up (ideally when they are open) to hit the road/track/ride of your life. 

 

During usual opening times for 'Arrive and Drive' you can show up when it suits you and have as many 10-minute time trials on the track as you like, subject to availability.  However, their operating procedures have changed since we re-opened after lock down and advance booking is now essential.

Give Aviemore Kart Raceway a call on 01479 812 079 or visit the website to see when the track is open to the public.

Whisky Tasting

Dalwhinnie – is a 10 minute drive from Laggan on the A889 and is one of the highest distilleries in Scotland at an elevation of 1073 feet. It was a popular haunt of smugglers and cattle drovers on their way to the markets of the south.

 

Ben Nevis Distillery -You will encounter the mythical giant Hector McDram who will reveal the Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis in a specially commissioned audio visual presentation.

In Pitlochry, the popular Perthshire tourist village 40 miles to the south, is Blair Athol Distillery, founded in 1798, and Edradour, the smallest distillery in Scotland, are both well worth a visit.

Quad Bike and 4x4 Tours (Highland All Terrain Ltd)

This off road quad biking and 4x4 experience in Scotland provides outdoor activities for all the family in the most spectacular setting.

With nearly 50,000 acres at our disposal to explore, we can offer something for everyone.

With one, two and three & half hour trips you will be guided through Ancient Caledonian forests, head in to the hills or follow the rivers with their raging rapids and waterfalls, we can even throw in a Scottish Baronial castle.

The 4x4 off road experience is a fantastic way for family or groups of friends getting together to have a fun day out.

The Highland Wildlife Park

On the B9152 between Kingussie and Kincraig, the Highland Wildlife Park has an amazing variety of Scottish and European wildlife with an active breeding programme for some of the rare breeds on show, and is an exciting place to visit for all ages. Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in their spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. The Wildlife Park has a wide and diverse range of animals. From native species such as the Capercaillie and Scottish Wildcat to those from further afield such as the Amur Tiger and Polar Bear.

 

Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park are owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Rothiemurchus

Another action packed and informative attraction in the Cairngorms National Park, only 23 miles from The Drey, is Rothiemurchus. Guaranteed to find something for every member of the family.

Rothiemurchus Estate has stunning landscapes, exciting outdoor activities and farm and gift shops brimming with Scottish crafts and locally sourced produce. Explore by foot or bike, taking in the spectacular scenery or try one of our fantastic activities; from clay shooting, fishing, quad bike trekking, pony hacking and off-road driving, to archery, wildlife watching and canoeing.

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