THINGS TO DO
Around The Farm
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.
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.
Hairy Cow Tours
The wonderful, good natured Highland Cattle share the farm with visitors and residents alike so it is impossible to avoid them. In order to gain a greater insight and familiarity with the animals, a special guided introduction may be requested from a member of staff. This costs only £30 per group (or solo), lasts about 40 minutes and allows visitors to gain further knowledge of the breed, its history, and the particular characters that you will find among the animals on the farm.
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 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