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#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
... different bird species, with his expertise, we were lucky enough to watch snow buntings, red throated divers, dippers & red grouse and animals such as white mountain hare, mountain goat, red squirrels & red deer.
We did a morning safari and saw a fantastic range of birds and mammals, including red deer, mountain hare, mountain goats, red squirrels, peregrine falcon, red grouse and many more.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Our guide, Emma, was very knowledgeable, made it great fun and knew how to make the most of each day whatever the weather decided to throw at us! Looking forward to practicing my learned skills and would consider...
I did the five day winter skills course at the beginning of January, our group of five was the perfect size and our two instructors Emma and Rory were friendly and knew exactly where to find snow.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Fantastic time with Grant and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the area, plus of course great fun on the quad bikes and breathtakingly beautiful scenery.
Three of us were beginners, but with our guide Stuart's professional, easy going manner and expert instruction we all quickly built up our confidence and were able to tackle the more challenging off road areas.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Zip lining was brilliant, the instructors put everyone at ease including those nervy with heights (me) and we had a great time.
We were lucky that there was some snow in the previous weeks, but Nick knew where to find some amazing powder and we were able to go out even on days that were too windy for Cairngorm Mountain resort to open.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Jamie our guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the local area, identifying points of interest and providing great insights in to local history!
The tracks are huge fun, through the woods with fantastic scenery of the Cairngorm mountains, through rivers (good idea to wear the wellies they provide).
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Great day I'm scared of heights and I loved it really good family fun instructor Dave was great put us at ease great value for 3 fun hours
excellent instructor/guide Dave , amazing location zipping through the trees, across streams as you make your way down the gorge and finishing with the 550m thrill ride.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
There was 5 of us and we were kitted up with perfectly fitting wet suits, shoes, socks, helmets, gloves and buoyancy aids very efficiently by the team and were ready to go.
The wetsuits are very warm and I always felt safe, Joe and Chris were very good at explaining what was happening next, as our group was quite small we did a couple of the rapids again, we also did a jump into the...
#4 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
They offer wellies for a small fee which you hand back after your trip, I'd recommend these or your own hiking boots if there has been rain recently as the land where you meet the reindeer can be quite soft and du...
Highlight of our trip to Aviemore, well organised and professional, fabulous experience getting so close to these wonderful animals.

Craggan Outdoors

Grantown-on-Spey
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
The activities and instructors were fantastic with the climbing especially situated in a beautiful setting plus the kayaking on their pond was fantastic and the area was well sheltered and had a seal dive slope as...
Keith’s instructor team: Rachel, Ian, Jake and Ashley, led by Senior Instructor Dan were slick, professional and great fun!
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Whether you're a child, teenager or adult, i'd definitely recommend this place if you like this sort of outdoor activities, the staff are knowledgable, enthusiastic and reassuring and the course itself is very fun...
The zip-wire at the end is great fun! Staff were friendly and professional.
#12 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
There were snow leopards, bison, deer, wolves, monkeys, tigers, endangered horses and many more including the cutest wee polar bear cub playing in the pool with its mother ( dad & friend being kept well away for i...
The current highlight is obviously the newly born polar bear cub, Hamish and her mother Victoria but there are also Amur tiigers, snow leopards, lynx, wild cats, snow monkeys, red pandas, wolverines, wolves..........
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#15 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
The park perfectly mixes an appreciation for nature and biodiversity with attractions such as the treetop walk, butterfly garden and fire tower with a mix of brilliant rides, water chutes and high-rope activities...
Older one enjoyed the most the rope park (tarzan trail) and water coaster slides as well as Bamboozeleum, Lost Labyrinth and Dinosaur Kingdom and our wee daughter loved the Ant City, Safari Rides and Butterfly House.
#19 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
... many spotlessly clean places to eat & drink recommendation for the mountain cafe do excellent hot chocolate drink to warm you up a hug in a mug also amazing walks for all very dog friendly and bike...
The cafe at the top is very good and stocks plenty of things for adults and kids alike (including Starbucks coffee) and the viewing area provides fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
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#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Tim's dog, Moray accompanied us for his 50th ascent up Ben Macdui - wow! Tim took expert care of the photography too - evidence for me of an absolutely super walk - many thanks to Tim for making my day just perfect.
I had the most awesome 5 days with 4 nights of wild camping in the Cairngorms National Park, thanks to Tim Hall and his company "Out in the Hills".
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Great fun , well organised and safely managed by great staff !! We will definitely be back
A wee bit too fast with other kids on the track but would recommend and go back to it
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
They were incredibly patient and answered all questions in a personable manner and always encouraged us to independently consolidate all skills from planning, to footwork (both with and without crampons), to ice a...
All quite scary but excellent practice for what was to come on Stac Pollaidh and very safe due to Stephen's excellent set up and his instruction on abseiling, ropework, belaying and on the climbing itself.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Enjoyed a variety of great activities (bike, canoe, kayak, hike) along the Caledonian Canal in beautiful Scotland.
Tracey and Ian are wonderful with the children - they encourage confidence and enable them to learn so much whilst having great fun.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Alan and Fiona offer a unique experience whether it be taking the exciting sled dog trail with a well trained pack of dogs and musher or taking a more relaxed visit to the museum and dog centre.
The sled dog ride was not only fun and exhilarating but a really good way to see how the dogs are worked together as a team and appreciate the skill that goes into the whole operation.
#50 of 50 things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Thanks to Claire for a super quad trek - the bikes all have names (mine was Haggis), and were all in excellent working order, also helmets, safety glasses and gloves supplied.
Was fab - Eilidh was so friendly and informative, scenery was stunning and such a beautiful part of the area, plus the horses were just lovely.