Hills and Mountains

Mountain Weather Information Service: MWIS provides weather forecasts to aid mountain safety for 9 upland regions across the UK. 

Met Office Mountain Weather ForecastWe provide mountain forecasts for a selection of the main mountain areas and those which have the highest visitor figures. Forecasts are issued twice per day and cover daylight hours. This content is designed for walkers, mountaineers and others taking part in outdoor activities in mountainous areas.

sportscotland Avalanche Information Service: SAIS publishes the daily reports of observed and forecast, avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions at the 5 most popular areas of Scotland during the season, with a continuing pilot period for the Torridon area.

Mountaineering Scotland: Mountaineering Scotland is the voice of Scotland's hillwalkers, climbers, snowsport tourers and mountain loversMountaineering Scotland is a not for profit membership organisation, working to protect mountain landscapes, safeguard access rights, encourage conservation, promote participation, mountain safety, self reliance and development of the skills you need to enjoy Scotland's mountains, crags and climbing walls.

Mountain Training Association: The MTA is the nationally recognised membership organisation for climbing, walking and mountain leaders in the UK and Ireland.

Adventuremark: Adventuremark allows providers to demonstrate to their customers or users that the provider's arrangements for managing the potential risks of adventure activities have been inspected and found to meet the necessary standards of good practice in the adventure activity industry.

John Muir Trust: JMT are the leading wild land conservation charity in the UK. Inspired by the work, spirit and legacy of John Muir, our members care passionately about wild places wherever they may be, and the diversity of life they support. 

Munro Bagpiper: Welcome to munrobagpiper.com, home of Grant MacLeod, the Munro Bagpiper. From here you can follow his adventures, as he works his way through the Scottish Munros, playing his bagpipes on each and every one of them.  

Other activities locally

Highland Wildlife Park (Kincraig): Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.

Cairngorm BreweryCairngorm Brewery Company is a craft brewery established in 2001, situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. We provide a selection of craft beers in both keg and bottles from a light continental style beer to a traditional Scottish Milk Stout. The Brewery is open to the public. We have a small shop selling our full range of bottles together with polypins and party barrels of our permanent and seasonal cask products. We provide tours and offer samples of our ales.

Strathspey Railway: The Strathspey Railway invites you to step aboard our trains this year and help celebrate 40 years of the return of steam travel through the Highlands of Scotland. Brought back to life in 1978 by a dedicated group of volunteers, this 10 mile restored section of the original Highland Railway Line enables you to travel back in time to an era when steam whistles blew, carriage doors slammed shut and there was a familiar click-clack rhythm of the rails as the train travelled along the track.

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Places to stay

in and around Aviemore

Ardlogie Guest House and BothyWelcome to Ardlogie, a friendly, relaxed guest house situated in a peaceful location close to the centre of Aviemore, with views towards the River Spey and the Cairngorm Mountains. Ardlogie Guest House is a convenient base for exploring all that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer including Winter sports, Walking, Cycling, Fishing, Watersports, Speyside Whisky Distillery tours and Wildlife Watching. We are also ideally located for The Speyside Way + Sustrans Route 7. At Ardlogie Guest House you are assured of a comfortable stay, a fine Scottish Highland Breakfast made from local produce and warm welcome from your friendly hosts Kevin & Kirsty. We also offer a variety of luxury self catering accommodation.

Cairngorm Guest House: When visiting Aviemore and looking for Bed and Breakfast accommodation, look no further for that Highland Hospitality and friendly welcome here at Cairngorm Guest House. Our very comfortable and welcoming 12 bedroomed Victorian guest house is ideally situated in Aviemore, in the Cairngorm National Park, a perfect base to explore the Scottish Highlands or to enjoy the abundance of outdoor pursuits which the immediate area has to offer. 

Dunroamin: Dunroamin is a family run quality Bed and Breakfast. Centrally situated, off the main street, in a quiet residential area in Aviemore, it is only five minutes walk to the shops, restaurants and bars. An ideal base for your holiday or business needs, it provides privacy with all the comforts of your own home. Dunroamin Self catering is in an ideal central location, only a stones throw from the main house.

Go Self Catered: Go Self Catered offers quality self catering holiday accommodation with three cottages, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, only 5 minutes walk along a path from the centre of Aviemore village, with views of the Cairngorm mountains. We believe a great holiday begins with a well equipped, clean and comfortable home away from home, situated in the perfect location. 

High Range - Hotel/Motel, Self Catering, Caravan, CampsiteThe complex is situated in its own birch woodland park at the south end of Aviemore on the B9152 road directly opposite the Coylumbridge B970 road leading to Loch Morlich and the ski slopes.  It commands a splendid view of Craigellachie Nature Reserve, the Lairig Ghru Pass and, most prominent of all, the peaks and ski-runs of the Cairngorms. Our guests enjoy the seclusion and privacy of the complex woodland, but are only a five minute walk from the Aviemore shopping and village centre.  The complex consists of our high quality Lodge Hotel, self-catering chalets, touring caravan & camping park.

Love CairngormsWhether you’re looking for a relaxing bolthole or stylish base for your highland adventure, our Love Cairngorms properties combine rural living and luxury with lots of personal touches to make your holiday more memorable. Our self-catering holiday homes are in convenient yet peaceful locations, just a short drive to Aviemore and popular attractions such as Landmark Adventure Park and the Highland Wildlife Park. We welcome all the family so you can bring your dogs along too.

Ravenscraig Guest House: Ravenscraig has 14 bedrooms providing 4 star bed and breakfast accommodation in Aviemore. It is ideally situated on the main street just a short stroll from the town centre with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants.

The Rowan TreeThe Rowan Tree Country Hotel is a small hotel located in Aviemore, The Highlands of Scotland. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activity leisure breaks close to The Cairngorm National Park and relax in superb 3 star hotel accommodation with traditional Scottish hospitality. 

The Glen - Luxury Holiday Apartment: The Glen is a centrally located well appointed first floor two bedroom LUXURY apartment with views to the surrounding woods and mountains. It is situated only a few minutes walk from the centre of Aviemore, and the newly developed Aviemore Centre. The apartment is bright and spacious and is an ideal family base for exploring the local area. 

further afield

Pottery House, Loch Ness B&B: Our tranquil village location in Dores has unrivalled access to the Loch Ness waters edge. Dores beach with its iconic Loch Ness views is just a 5 minute walk away as well as the Dores Inn, one of the highest rated restaurants in the Inverness area. And yet Inverness city centre is just 10 minutes drive away.    

Old Pine Yurt, Tomintoul: The Old Pine Yurt is situated in a secluded hillside location where only birdsong and the distant tumbling river disturb the peace. The spacious room, woodburning stove and cosy bedding make this a camping experience like no other. 

BroadrakeBroadrake is a former farm situated at the foot of Whernside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks area. We have converted the barn adjoining our farmhouse into a quality Bunkbarn sleeping up to 20 in 5 rooms. There is a large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge space, excellent cooking facilities and free fast WiFi.

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Places to eat (and drink) in Aviemore

The Old Bridge InnConverted from a riverside cottage in 1982, the Old Bridge Inn sits on the banks of the famous River Spey. At first just a simple pub, these days we are a destination for locals and visitors where they can find delicious food, a thoughtfully stocked bar, first rate live music & DJs as well as a range of comfortable accommodation. Along the way we have picked up some accolades and awards, but our greatest pleasure comes from being able to host our guests in this incredible part of the world. Have a look at what we do and come and be part of our story. 

La Taverna Ristorante & Pizzeria & BarFacing the Cairngorm mountains in Aviemore, you’ll find La Taverna. We are a family-run restaurant and pizzeria proud to serve delicious food with great service in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Family dining, romantic nights out and larger parties are all welcome at La Taverna. 

The Rowan Tree: Award winning dining in Cairngorms National ParkOur superb menu offers the very best Scottish dining in the area, with an excellent range of dishes, some based on more traditional fare, others on new & interesting recipes. What is beyond question is that all are very enjoyable.

The Winking OwlThe Winking Owl is now owned and managed by the Cairngorm Brewery which has been making award winning beers in Aviemore since 2001. Our menu has something for everyone, from nibbles and scrumptious day time mugs to a mouthwatering main meal menu and lots of yummy puds! We offer delicious veggie meals and gluten-free and dairy free options; we also have a kids’ menu and provide full food allergen information. We are dog friendly in our Bothy Bar, but only accept guide dogs in the restaurant. 

The Highland Line: New for 2019, situated in the station buildings. 

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Other useful sites

Cairngorms National Park: The UK's biggest and wildest National Park. This very special place offers wonderful opportunities to explore quiet glens, visit historic sites, watch the most amazing wildlife and be as active – or as relaxed – as you could possibly want to be. Nowhere else in Britain has the range of landscapes all in one place that we have and it’s a big place; so there’s plenty of opportunity to find that place that is special for you. There are wonderful places to stay and eat and so much you can do and see here.

Visit CairngormsThe Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions and endless outdoor fun. The UK’s largest National Park offers masses of things to do including watersports, snowsports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes. Whether you want to stay in a boutique hotel or sleep under the stars, the options are endless. There are lots of amazing places to go and things to do in the UK, but the Cairngorms National Park has lots of them all in the one place. Start planning your visit right now. 

The Internet Guide to Scotland: Largely based on Daniel Mackenzie-Winters' personal travels, this online guide contains details on transport, sightseeing, outdoor activities and accommodation throughout Scotland with particular emphasis on the Highlands and Islands (including the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles). Launched in May 1996, this site is now recommended by books including Lonely Planet guidebook for Scotland and 'The Rough Guide to Scotland'. 

Dugs Welcome: DugsWelcome.com is an online dog friendly guide to Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and beyond brought to you by the Dugs n’ Pubs team. Find information and listings for Dog Friendly Pubs, Cafes, Shops, Beaches, Walks and Days Out in Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

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