Thursday, July 31, 2008

Autumn Deals at Aviemore Cottage Creag Mhor


Autumn Deals at Aviemore Cottage Creag Mhor. This lovely bedroom could be yours for a Special Autumn Break in the Cairngorms National Park. Great prices for your Great Outdoors Experience base yourselves at Creag Mhor.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cairngorm National Park Rock Climbing


Cairngorm National Park Rock Climbing. Just outside Granton-on-Spey, on the Elgin Road, there is a magical gully which provides excellent rock climbing opportunities. There are many great places in the Cairngorms National Park.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Aviemore National Park Train to the Top


Aviemore National Park Train to the Top. Take the train to the top of Cairngorm Mountain in the Cairngorms National Park, a great experience and the highest train in the UK.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Aviemore Cairngorm to Ben Macdui


Aviemore Cairngorm to Ben Macdui. July in the Cairngorms, between Cairngorm and Ben Macdui on the Cairngorm Plateau. A wonderful day out in the Highlands Of Scotland.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Rental property Aviemore


Rental property Aviemore.

Check out this terrific holiday rental property in Aviemore.

Creag Mhor offers superb value for up to 4 persons. For holiday rentals it's hard to beat.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Aviemore Visitor from New Zealand


Aviemore Visitor from New Zealand. This wee boy came all the way from New Zealand to holiday in Aviemore and did he have a good time?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Aviemore Birds at Glenmore Cafe


Aviemore Birds at Glenmore Cafe. There is a lovely cafe at Glenmore, near Aviemore, which featured in the BBC Springwatch program. You can view the webcam at the cafe to see the birds and red squirrels. We stayed at Lochan Mor Lodge and visited the cafe several times.

Landmark Centre - The Pinnacle climbing wall


Landmark Centre - The Pinnacle climbing wall.

This is the climbing wall at the Landmark Centre near Aviemore. It is a brilliant place for a day out. We were staying in Aviemore at a great holiday cottage called Creag Mhor and had brilliant fun!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Aviemore Bargain Luxury Home


Aviemore Bargain Luxury Home. Visit the Cairngorms National Park and enjoy your stay at Lochan Mor Lodge.
Summer Special: Only a few dates left, now reduced to Bargain Prices.

Phone for £175 off these July and August web prices. 5 Nights from 28th July £575 (£750 - 175). 4 Nights from 18th or 25th August £525 (£700 - 175).

29/30th August or 5/6th September for 7 nights £950.

Book your Autumn Break Now.

Lochan Mor Lodge is a beautiful, former show house situated on the outskirts of the highland village of Aviemore, providing luxury accomodation for eight people.

This home offers designer interiors and furnishings ensuring complete comfort after your daily adventures in the heart of the highlands. Such is the charm of the house you may want to spend some of those days indoors. Lochan Mor has views out over the surrounding hills.

The Lodge sleeps eight people comfortably in four large bedrooms, all beautifully furnished. It has to be seen to be fully appreciated and if you choose this special home for your next Highland holiday you will not be disappointed.

Having Fun on the Shores of Loch Garten.


Having Fun on the Shores of Loch Garten.

Enjoying a day out at Loch Garten, having fun on the shore and messing about in the water.

Monday, July 21, 2008

MacKinnon Country House Hotel and Restaurant Kyleakin


MacKinnon Country House Hotel and Restaurant Kyleakin.

The MacKinnon Country House Hotel and Restaurant offers stylish accommodation and excellent dining whilst on holiday on the Isle of Skye on the West Coast of Scotland.

New owners Ian and Carol Smith-Tongs and the entire Mackinnon Country House Hotel team have one goal; to make guests feel perfectly at home in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of this lovely hotel.

Many of the splendid rooms overlook the magnificent gardens.

The MacKinnon hotel represents the very best of country house hotels on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Aviemore Creag Mhor BBQ


Aviemore Creag Mhor BBQ. You could be sitting here at the BBq at Creag Mhor, Aviemore, having a great holiday in the Cairngorms National Park.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Aviemore Cairngorm Ben Macdui Family Mission


Aviemore Cairngorm Ben Macdui Family Mission.The family came from Scotland, England and New Zealand. We stayed at Lochan Mor Lodge in Aviemore and had a family mission to climb Cairngorm and Ben Macdui, the second highest Mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. We caught one of the good days in July.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Glenshee Mountain Refuge


Glenshee Mountain Refuge. Glenshee Shelter in the Mountains.We found this Mountain Shelter on the upper slopes of Glenshee, just South of Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park. The weather was great the day we were there but it can change quickly in these parts and I am sure it would be a welcome refuge on a bad day in the Highlands of Scotland. We were staying at Lochan Mor Lodge in Aviemore, a much more comfortable home.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Glenshee Eastern Cairngorm Mountains


Glenshee Eastern Cairngorm Mountains. Glenshee, on the South Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, is probably best known in Scotland as a ski area, however, it provides good Highland hill walking as well. The high level road gives relatively easy access to almost a dozen Munroes in the area.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Aviemore Lochan Mor Lodge Bedroom Cairngorms

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Aviemore Lochan Mor Lodge Bedroom Cairngorms. You could be staying at Lochan Mor Lodge for less than £15pppn luxury in the Heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Aviemore Lochan Mor Lodge Bedroom Cairngorm

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Aviemore Lochan Mor Lodge Bedroom Cairngorm. You could be staying in this lovely bedroom in Lochan Mor Lodge in Aviemore, enjoying all that the spectacular Cairngorms National Park has to offer. This luxury accommodation could cost less than £15 pppn.

Aviemore Lochan Mor Bathroom Cairngorm

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Aviemore Lochan Mor Bathroom Cairngorm. Take a look round the family bathroom at Lochan Mor Lodge. The ideal place to stay for your holiday in Aviemore, in the Heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.

Sunset on Cairngorm Mountain near Aviemore


Sunset on Cairngorm Mountain near Aviemore. Yes, this is Scotland. This was Sunset over Cairngorm Mountain in April. On of the best Spring seasons for winter sports in Scotland for many years. We were staying at Lochan Mor Lodge in Aviemore.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bargain Aviemore Accommodation Summer Special Deal


Bargain Aviemore Accommodation Summer Special Deal.
Summer Special: At Lochan Mor Lodge
Only a few dates left, now reduced to Bargain Prices.

Phone for £175 off these July and August web prices. 5 Nights from 28th July £575 (£750 - 175). 4 Nights from 18th or 25th August £525 (£700 - 175).

Ring us on 01738 633989 or 07732176822

29/30th August or 5/6th September for 7 nights £950.

Have a great holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.

Bargain Creag Mhor self catering Aviemore


Bargain Creag Mhor self catering Aviemore. Bargain Creag Mhor self catering cottage. Due to a cancellation we have a 3 night Bargain Break available from Friday 8th to Monday 11th August 2008 for ONLY £290. Go to Creag Mhor to see full details and make your booking. Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park offers you a fantastic chance for a great break.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Aviemore Mountain Funicular



Aviemore Mountain Funicular. Take a trip up Cairngorm Mountain Railway to experience famtastic views across the Cairngorms National Park.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ralia Picnic Area A9


Ralia Picnic Area A9.

On the A9 heading North, Ralia visitor centre offers a welcome stopping off point. Grab a cup of coffee at the centre or use the 24 hour facilities.

The car parking area has been nicely set out and picnic benches allow you to enjoy your packed lunch in the sunshine!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Loch Insh Aviemore for Watersports


Loch Insh Aviemore for Watersports.

Loch Insh near Aviemore is a marvellous facility for those who enjoy watersports. From canoeing to windsurfing and everything in between it offers great value for money.

Aviemore is a popular tourist destination with a superb range of accommodation choices from top Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, as well as self catering choices from cosy cottages through to luxury lodges.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Aviemore Lochan Mor


Aviemore Lochan Mor. Bargain Summer Breaks.
Summer Special: Only a few dates left, now reduced to Bargain Prices.

Phone for £150 off these July and August web prices. 5 Nights from 28th July £600 (£750 - 150). 4 Nights from 18th or 25th August £550 (£700 - 150).

29/30th August or 5/6th September for 7 nights £950.

Fishing Loch Garry


Fishing Loch Garry.

Fishing is available on Loch Garry at Dalnaspidal just off the A9 heading North to Aviemore.

As the Loch lies high above sea level, it's waters can be cold and the fish stay deep!

Trout and Arctic charr are plentiful.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Braemar Castle Eastern Cairngorms


Braemar Castle Eastern Cairngorms.

Braemar Castle in the Eastern Cairngorms. Situated a mile from Braemar on the road to Ballater it is well worth a visit.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

View from Creag Mhor Aviemore


View from Creag Mhor Aviemore.

Fabulous views of the Cairngorms from the garden of our holiday cottage, Creag Mhor in Aviemore.

Have a look at the website to check prices and availability. You won't be disappointed.

The Old Bridge Inn Aviemore


The Old Bridge Inn Aviemore.

The Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore is a super place to have a meal or a drink to watch the world go by. Just off the road to Glenmore on leaving Aviemore it offers the chance to sit in the sunshine with a pint of real ale.

There is budget accommodation in the bunkhouse next door or rooms to let in the Hotel itself.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Devils Point from Ben Macdui


The Devils Point from Ben Macdui.

Dwarfed by its munro neighbours, the Devils Point still exceeds 1000 metres. We climbed the mountain whilst staying in superb luxury accommodation in Aviemore at Creag Mhor cottage.

The Angels Peak from Sron Riach


The Angels Peak from Sron Riach.

The Angels Peak taken from Sron Riach a 'top' of Ben Macdui. The whole ridge from Braeriach over the Angels Peak and Cairn Toul to the Devils point is a superb high level ridge walk. When tackled from Aviemore, it would be better to spend a night at the less than luxury accommodation of Corrour Bothy!

Summit Cairn Ben Macdui


Summit Cairn Ben Macdui.

A blowy day at the summit cairn of Ben Macdui. From the Aviemore side the walk is shorter - approximately 16 kilometres, taking around 6 hours.

We had a wonderful weekend staying at Creag Mhor Cottage. The accommodation is superb and a real bargain.

Snowfield in July on Ben Macdui


Snowfield in July on Ben Macdui.

Hard to believe that there is still snow in the Cairngorms in July. The skiers had a great season last winter and the snow still won't go away. Aviemore was chock a block with skiers - it's just as well there's a great choice of accommodation from luxury lodges through to bunkhouse accommodation.

This snowfield is on the East slopes of Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in Scotland and indeed Great Britain.

Snowfield feeding Gharbh Uisge Mor


Snowfield feeding Gharbh Uisge Mor.

The snowfield feeding Gharbh Uisge Mor burn which careers over the Shelter Stone crags. The shelter stone is well known for providing comfy accommodation for the night! There are even friendly mice to keep you company! I think I'll stick to my cosy cottage in Aviemore!

Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor


Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor.

Sgor Gaoith is one of the munros known affectionately as the Feshies. Sgoran Dubh Mor is a 'top' of this mountain.

When we climbed the Feshies, we stayed in the luxury accommodation afforded by the Mountain Bothies Association at Ruigh Aiteachain. We had one of the best fires of all time using the dead Scots Pine. i actually went to sleep in our cosy little cottage with one eye open watching the fire dancing up the chimney! Unforgettable!

Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach


Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach.

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is also known with affection as the Angels Peak. It certainly doesn't disappoint. We climbed the North East ridge providing superb scrambling before heading over Braeriach and back down to Aviemore for a welcome pint in the Cairngorm Hotel.

Sgor an Lochain Uaine


Sgor an Lochain Uaine.

Sgor an Lochain Uaine or the Angels Peak at 1258 metres is the 5th highest mountain in Scotland. A beautiful mountain to be savoured on a long hot summers day.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park draw a great number of tourists, some of whom venture into the hills to see such staggering views. A holiday in Aviemore certainly gives plenty of choice for those interested in the outdoors.

Moss Campion on Ben Macdui


Moss Campion on Ben Macdui.

A beautiful example of the unique mountain habitat of the Cairngorms plateau. This Moss Campion is growing at over 3000 feet on Ben Macdui.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park are a great place for those interested in flora and fauna. The Springwatch programme from the BBC highlighted what a fantastic holiday destination the area is.

Ridge to Braeriach


Ridge to Braeriach.

After leaving the Lairig Ghru path, the ridge to Braeriach presents a steep climb. Once reached it becomes a pleasant ridge walk on the third highest mountain in Scotland.

The Cairngorms National Park offers unlimited walking opportunities in one of the most unique habitats in the country.

Ridge to Ben Macdui


Ridge to Ben Macdui.

If climbing Ben Macdui from the Braemar side, then the Sron Riach ridge from Glen Luibeg is the ideal route. There's a good camping area at Derry lodge which gives a shorter day. If you prefer other types of accommodation then Bob Scotts bothy is available! Failing that there is a wide choice of accommodation in Braemar ranging from hotels to Bed and Breakfast or self catering cottages. Even a Youth Hostel which accepts older youths as well!

Path to Ben Macdui from Ski Centre


Path to Ben Macdui from Ski Centre.

The path up to Ben Macdui from the Ski Centre is a good example of the network of good paths in the area. Once you stray from the immediate vicinity though you're in a hostile environment and must be prepared for any weather that Scotland can throw at you.
Aviemore and the Cairngorms are an ideal location for a holiday for anyone interested in the outdoors. The choice of activities is amazing and accommodation plentiful. We usually go for self catering where there is a fantastic range of cottages and lodges, but there is also a thriving Bed and breakfast and Hotel trade. Whichever you choose you'll have a great holiday in Aviemore.

Meall a Bhuachaille


Meall a Bhuachaille.

Meall a Bhuachaille sits proudly above Glenmore in the Cairngorms National Park.

It is a delightful walk neglected by the munro baggers for it's lack of height! It is a humble corbett ( Scottish Hill between 2500 and 3000 feet ) but provides outstanding views of the Cairngorms and the Rothiemurchus forest.

A circular route starts at Glenmore and heads for Ryvoan Bothy past the green lochan, An Lochan Uaine. Ryvoan isn't exactly a luxury cottage but it does provide self catering accommodation on the cheap!

Head west from the bothy on steep slopes on a good path and you will soon reach the summit. After taking in the views drop down west to a col before descending south down a path through the forest back to Glenmore. A superb half days walk.

Lurchers Crag and Aviemore


Lurchers Crag and Aviemore.

On the way to Ben Macdui it's good to look back and see Aviemore in the distance. I could swear that I could just make out our luxury cottage!

Looking back over Loch Morlich


Looking back over Loch Morlich.

Stopping for a picnic whilst walking in the Cairngorms National Park.

Loch Morlich is certainly a jewel in the crown of the Aviemore area. The camp site next to the Loch is first class accommodation, even if it's self catering!

Lochan Uaine from Sron Riach


Lochan Uaine from Sron Riach.

One of the many 'green lochans' in the Cairngorms, this one is to the South East of the summit of Ben Macdui. Taken from the Sron Riach ridge it looks very inviting. An ideal place for a camping site perhaps.

Lochan Buidhe


Lochan Buidhe.

Lochan Bhuidhe on the approach to Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms. The Lochan feeds the burn, Feith Buidhe which falls over the shelter stone crags before reaching Loch Avon.

You can bed down for the night at the famous shelter stone, but luxury accommodation it is not. Still I can't think of a better place to have my breakfast!

From Sron Riach Ben Macdui


From Sron Riach Ben Macdui.

The superb ridge heading from Sron Riach to Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms.

Fiacaill Ridge


Fiacaill Ridge.

The Fiacaill Ridge on Cairngorm is a delightful scramble, but not for those with a fear of heights!

Direction Indicator Ben macdui


Direction Indicator Ben macdui.

The fantastic direction indicator at the summit of Ben macdui in the Cairngorms National Park. You will need a very clear day to see some of the hills mentioned on it!

Derry Cairngorm from Ben Macdui


Derry Cairngorm from Ben Macdui.

Another cracking hill in the Cairngorms, Derry Cairngorm is usually climbed from Derry Lodge to the South. It can be combined with Ben Macdui and Carn a Mhaim for a spectacular high level traverse.

Coire an Lochain


Coire an Lochain.

Coire an Lochain on Cairngorm Mountain. Two small lochans nestle in the coire with the cliffs towering over them. An ideal spot for a picnic.

Carn a Mhaim from Ben Macdui


Carn a Mhaim from Ben Macdui.

The munro of Carn a Mhaim taken from Ben Macdui. The two hills can be combined for a splendid ridge walk in the Cairngorms.

Cairn Toul from Sron Riach


Cairn Toul from Sron Riach.

The majestic Cairn Toul in the Cairngorms National Park.

Cairn Toul and the Angels Peak


Cairn Toul and the Angels Peak.

Superb ridge walking to be had in the Cairngorms National Park. Cairn Toul and the Angels Peak are two of the best!