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The SnowRoads offer huge opportunities to access the outdoors with a diverse range of activities for all abilities.  

Places of interest

Activities & Attractions

Climbing, high ropes & zip wire @ Craggan Outdoors

'Best Outdoor Adventure Experience' winner in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2019, & a TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' member with a 94% rating : choice of experience : outdoor rock climbing : high ropes course : zip wire :... read more

Climbing, high ropes & zip wire @ Craggan Outdoors

'Best Outdoor Adventure Experience' winner in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2019, & a TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' member with a 94% rating : choice of experience : outdoor rock climbing : high ropes course : zip wire : supportive, reassuring instructors. At Craggan Outdoors we offer a range of climbing experiences. Our on-site high ropes course provides an excellent self-contained activity for any group, from family and friends, through school and youth groups, corporate team building, right up to the local RAF station who use it most weeks. A combination of individual and small group / team challenges, you work your way round a series of apparatus that includes the Indiana Jones bridge, the double balance beams, Jacob's Ladder, crate stack - the record is 17! - and finally, dare you make the Leap of Faith?! Price per person is from just £29. We also offer a great range of climbing options, suitable for everybody from the complete novice, those that are keen to develop their climbing abilities, to more experienced climbers that wish to be guided on various crags across Strathspey and the Moray Firth coast. Nearby is an excellent crag for those that wish to learn or extend their skills outside, and offers the bonus of a 70 foot abseil! Our experienced instructor-guides can also lead small groups on tailor-made climbing trips across the Highlands. All equipment is provided. Price per person is from £43. Talk to us about how and where you'd like to hit the heights! And finally, Fancy 'flying' 100 yards in the air across our kayak pond, and then when you've come to a stop, taking a short free abseil to the landing platform below? All safely harnessed up of course. Thought you would! Our zip wire can either be done alongside other activities as part of a multi-activity day, or if you've only got an hour or so to spare and fancy a few 'zippy' rides, as a stand alone thrill. Whichever you choose we know that you'll love it! Price per person is from £15 for two runs.

https://www.cragganoutdoors.co.uk

Email

01479 873283

Craggan Golf Course, 15 mins from Aviemore, PH26 3NT
Grantown on Spey

Activities & Attractions

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team operates from two bases in the Cairngorm National Park. The team headquarters is in Braemar and we also have a subsidiary base in Ballater. Braemar Mountain Rescue Association was formed in 1965 by a group of local... read more

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team operates from two bases in the Cairngorm National Park. The team headquarters is in Braemar and we also have a subsidiary base in Ballater. Braemar Mountain Rescue Association was formed in 1965 by a group of local people who were concerned about the increasing number of mountain accidents and the resultant hardship and risk to local residents. Braemar Mountain Rescue Team is a large, busy organisation which relies on government grant aid funding and donations...To find out more about the team and how we are run please visit our website.

https://www.braemarmountainrescue.org.uk

Email

Braemar, AB35 5YP
Braemar
AB35 5YP

Activities & Attractions

The Bike Station

Bike Hire, Bike Guiding and generally outdoor advice on what is on outdoors around Ballater. Trail info, events, weather info.

The Bike Station

Bike Hire, Bike Guiding and generally outdoor advice on what is on outdoors around Ballater. Trail info, events, weather info.

https://www.bikestationballater.co.uk

Email

013397 54004

Station Square, Royal Deeside, AB35 5RB
Royal Deeside
Ballater
AB35 5RB

Activities & Attractions

Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing & Snowboarding

Scotland's largest ski area with varied terrain from the invitingly easy to surprisingly steep! 40km's of pistes over 3 valleys and 4 mountains. Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain... read more

Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing & Snowboarding

Scotland's largest ski area with varied terrain from the invitingly easy to surprisingly steep! 40km's of pistes over 3 valleys and 4 mountains. Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. There are lots of options to choose from - you can join a class, go private, hire an instructor for your group, get into race training or simply take advantage of one of our great value package deals. Check out our Facebook page for up to date weather reports!

https://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk

Email

01339 741 320

Cairnwell, Spittal of Glenshee, AB35 5XU
Braemar

Activities & Attractions

Cairnwell Chairlift at Glenshee

Open everyday until mid October - weather permitting! The new Cairnwell Chair Lift - Suitable for all the family, offering stunning views... The chair lift also provides access for walkers and climbers to Scotland's most accessible Munro;... read more

Cairnwell Chairlift at Glenshee

Open everyday until mid October - weather permitting! The new Cairnwell Chair Lift - Suitable for all the family, offering stunning views... The chair lift also provides access for walkers and climbers to Scotland's most accessible Munro; The Cairnwell, followed by an easy walk along to Carn Aosda then Carn a'Gheoidh provides a wilder diversion to achieve 3 Munros.

https://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/Cairnwell-Chair-Summer-Opening

Email

013397 41320

Cairnwell, Spittal of Glenshee, AB35 5XU
Spittal of Glenshee
Braemar
AB35 5XU

Activities & Attractions

Balmoral Estate Ranger Service

Balmoral Estate is a Highland estate with a long association with Royalty. Its rugged beauty first attracted Queen Victoria who bought the estate in 1852 and since then it has provided a home for successive generations of the Royal Family. Today... read more

Balmoral Estate Ranger Service

Balmoral Estate is a Highland estate with a long association with Royalty. Its rugged beauty first attracted Queen Victoria who bought the estate in 1852 and since then it has provided a home for successive generations of the Royal Family. Today the estate attracts 180,000 people per year, many of whom come to enjoy Loch Muick and Lochnagar. There is a Visitor Centre at Loch Muick, with free entrance.

http://www.balmoralcastle.com/balmoral_rangers.htm

Email

01339 742534

The Estates Office, Balmoral, Royal Deeside, AB35 5TB
Balmoral, Royal Deeside
Crathie
AB35 5TB

Activities & Attractions

Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails

Purpose built mountain bike centre at the heart of Glenlivet Estate, with not only fantastic fun packed, flowing single track trail, but spectacular scenery and stunning views as you cycle. The blue trail (9km) is perfect for novice to... read more

Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails

Purpose built mountain bike centre at the heart of Glenlivet Estate, with not only fantastic fun packed, flowing single track trail, but spectacular scenery and stunning views as you cycle. The blue trail (9km) is perfect for novice to intermediate mountain bikers and the red route (22km) offers thrills a plenty for the experienced rider. Cafe, toilets, car park, trail guide, bike hire, bike wash.

http://www.glenlivetestate.co.uk/cycle.html

07963217793

The Crown Estate, AB37 9EX
Glenlivet
AB37 9EX

Activities & Attractions

Mar Lodge Estate Ranger Service

Mar Lodge Estate NNR, is set in a stunning location on the south side of the Cairngorms, surrounded by mountains, rivers and Caledonian pine forests. The largest Nation Nature Reserve in the UK, a visit offers a great opportunity to see a huge... read more

Mar Lodge Estate Ranger Service

Mar Lodge Estate NNR, is set in a stunning location on the south side of the Cairngorms, surrounded by mountains, rivers and Caledonian pine forests. The largest Nation Nature Reserve in the UK, a visit offers a great opportunity to see a huge range of native species in their natural habitat. Our Ranger team run a number of led events through the year, from activities for youngsters to full mountain hill days or traverses of the Lairig Ghru. Contact our staff for further information.

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/mar-lodge-estate

Email

013397 20164

National Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge, Royal Deeside, AB35 5YJ
Mar Lodge, Royal Deeside
Braemar
AB35 5YJ

Activities & Attractions

Discover Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge Estate is made up of more than 29,000 hectares of astonishing Scottish landscape: heather-covered moorland, Caledonian pine forest, towering mountains. There are 15 Munros on the estate (mountains over 914m/3,000ft high), including 4... read more

Discover Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge Estate is made up of more than 29,000 hectares of astonishing Scottish landscape: heather-covered moorland, Caledonian pine forest, towering mountains. There are 15 Munros on the estate (mountains over 914m/3,000ft high), including 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the UK. The Lodge is also the perfect base to take on the munroes in the Glenshee, Glen Ey or Lochnagar areas. The beautiful ancient pinewoods are home to red squirrels and pine martens as well as birds such as the crossbill and black grouse. Our Ranger team offer both low level and high level guided walks throughout the year as part of our walking programme. We will also cater for private groups by prior arrangement. Traverses of the Lairig Ghru and Lairig an Laoigh passes make up two of the long distances traverses on offer.

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/mar-lodge-estate/things-to-do

Email

01339 721063

Mar Lodge, AB35 5YJ
Braemar
AB35 5YJ

Activities & Attractions

Cairngorms Ranger Service

The Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service is deployed and funded by Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited to provide stewardship and custody of the Cairngorm Estate on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Operating from the Ranger Base at the... read more

Cairngorms Ranger Service

The Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service is deployed and funded by Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited to provide stewardship and custody of the Cairngorm Estate on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Operating from the Ranger Base at the foot of the resort the Ranger Service advises on the use and care of the estate. Our team are responsible for the conservation of the mountain environment and provide education on the protected lands and wildlife surrounding the ski area. An essential part of their work is to maintain the public access paths leading from the car park onto the Cairngorm plateau which are integral to the exploration of this spectacular, rugged landscape. Please direct your enquiries to info@cairngormmountain.co.uk and they will be relayed.

https://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/mountain-activities/ranger-service/

Email

01479 861261

Cairngorm Mountain, PH22 1RB
Aviemore
PH22 1RB