Fantastic walking of all grades in the Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park was established in 2003, extended in 2008 and again in 2010. With 4528 square kms of outstanding beauty, it is the largest national park in the UK and as well as having more than half the surviving Caledonian Forest, it also contains many lochs and lochans as well as an abundance of wildlife and plants, some particular to the area
It is home to four of the five highest mountains in UK. With a total of 55 Munros - which are mountains above 914m in height - it is a walker’s paradise and a Munro Baggers dream! There are many great walking routes to be explored and cover all abilities
There are over 280km of footpaths across the area that pass through almost every type of walking route imaginable from moor and woodland, riverside to loch edge and even beautiful farmland
Out and about in the local area
There are several walks and cycle rides directly from the hotel. The easiest stroll is to Loch Alvie, however you can also walk up Torr Alvie to the Duke of Gordon Monument, which takes about 1 ½ hours
The Speyside Way can be accessed from the hotel and you can walk all the way to the coast or take the Badenoch Way to Kingussie. You can choose the length of your walk; however, the path is easy terrain and also suitable for cycling. Also, from the hotel you can access the East Highland Way and walk all the way to Fort William!
For a more strenuous walk from the hotel try Geal-charn Mor, which passes through Lynwilg. The walk from the hotel will take you around 3 ½-5 hours and will give you stunning views of Glen Feshie, Braeriach and Caringorm, plus Rothiemurcus forest