Around The Farm

Hug a Hairy

Direct and personal contact with particular Hairy personalities

Meet the Hairies

A guided group Experience (up to 10) a tour through the history and culture of Highland Cattle and introductions to different Hairy groups from smallest to larges

Hairy Safari

An informal responsive experience organised at short notice for visitors to the Highlands. The group drives to the closest animals to be introduced to the Hairy individuals, their behaviour and care.

Wild Swimming

The River Spey is just a few metres away from the farm boundary. Its water is coloured deep brown from the peaty burns feeding it but the bottom is composed of gentle glacial sand with little weed. At this point the river meanders along the floor of the strath so there is no difficulty with depth or current. A swim upriver or a paddle downwards provides a water-level spectacle of the riverbanks and surrounding hills that is sublimely invigorating and calming at the same time.

Wild Walking

Step out from the farm and you will find yourself in wilderness. There are trails: the East Highland Way just over the hill, the mountain road leading up to the plateau from Carnegie’s Bothy, but the real delight is setting one foot in front of another and just walking for however long and far the mood takes you. If you are dauntless enough you can access the western edge of the Monadhliath range whence you will look across peak after peak all the way to the west coast.

Things To Do Close By

The Clan Macpherson Museum

Come to a Museum that charts the history of a clan and their effect on an area and the world – 4.1 miles


There are several routes you can walk in and around Newtonmore – 4.4 miles

Highland Folk Museum

Here at the Highland Folk Museum we give our visitors a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s! – 4.9 miles

Highland Wildlife Park

Enjoy a great family day out in the Highlands Wildest Visitor Attraction. From Polar Bears and Snow leopards to Amur Tigers, Scottish wildcats and Capercaillie – 11.6 miles.

​Loch Insh Water Sports

Loch Insh Water Sports and Outdoor Activity Centre, near Aviemore, Scotland​ – 14 miles

Well you’ve come to the right place with the UK’s first Zip Trek Adventure Park based on Alvie Estate near Aviemore! – 14.3 miles


Rothiemurchus by Aviemore offers outdoor activities, a camp and caravan site as well as local produce in the shop and café – 19.2 miles

CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Mountain is home to the UK’s highest funicular railway and offers a range of activities such as guided walking and mountain biking – 28.2 miles

Home of ospreys in Scotland, amidst ancient pinewoods and tranquil lochs. Loch Garten, Abernethy…. Loch Garten, Abernethy is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK – 30.2 miles