A PLACE OF WONDER
Avielochan provides an escape to nature whilst also remaining within a short drive to fantastic eateries and activities.
There is a huge amount going on in the local area all year round. For an up to date calendar on goings on visit the Visitcairngorms website here to view their calendar and events magazine
Husky Rally in January, Harley Davidson’s in August, Highland Games Season, Whisky Festivals, Running, Cycling and Big Nature Weekend.
Please consult VisitCairngorms for the most up to date info regarding operating information for local businesses this summer.
We are lucky to have some fantastic options for dining in the local area, below is a list of some of our favourites.
At Avielochan the wildlife comes to you! Our wee loch attracts many species including Osprey, Golden Eye and Otters too. Walking in the woods you may encounter roe deer, badger, fox and woodcock. Around the farm our sheds are fine nesting spots for swallows and wagtails and the sandy bank is taken over by the sand martens
Nearby we have:
ABERNETHY NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE
Ancient Caledonian pine forest and the World famous Loch Garten Osprey Centre
An important wetland area supporting populations of breeding waders including curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe
CRAIGELLACHIE NATURE RESERVE
Superb views above Aviemore, trails through birch woods, rare butterflies and moths, perhaps you will spot a peregrine falcon overhead!
HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK
Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra. Native species such as Capercaillie and Wildcat and those from further afield such as the Amur Tiger and Polar Bear.
CAIRNGORM REINDEER CENTRE
Visit reindeer free ranging on the Cairngorm Mountains. Shop & Paddock open daily (exc Jan – early Feb). Daily guided hill trip to see the reindeer.
Avielochan water is privately leased from Strathspey Estate by Jim Cornfoot. Jim is owner of the Osprey Fishing School and teaches fly fishing. He can provide friendly advice on fishing throughout the area. Jim can be contacted on 01479 810632 or email@example.com
The Rothiemurchus Estate has a trout fishery, stocked lochs and salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Spey call 01479 812345 for more information.
Abernethy Angling Association offer permits for beats on the River Spey call 01479 831274 for more information.
Mortimers of Speyside are located on the High Street in Grantown on Spey provide permits, equipment, clothing, accessories. Call 01479 872684 for more information.
Strathspey Angling Improvement Association can be found at www.speyfishing-grantown.co.uk
Loch Vaa is leased by Speyside Property Services. They offer fly fishing at a cost of £30 per person per day. The loch is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Boats are available too. For more information or to book call 01479 810656.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY ORGANISERS
FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND PLACES TO VISIT
The Snow Roads – a 90-mile journey between the picturesque market town of Blairgowrie to the traditional Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The route traverses the highest public road in Britain taking you through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the eastern Cairngorms. The road links the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul with a range of natural and cultural attractions. Three stunning Scenic Route Installations provide new opportunities to stop and explore this wild and beautiful highland countryside. A Cairngorms photo-post is also located at each installation to allow you to capture changes in the landscape. –
PHOTOGRAPHY & ART GALLERIES
Aviemore has a Tesco supermarket in the main street, open daily, usually evening aswell. There is a C0-OP supermarket at Dalfaber, Aviemore. Plus Aldi and Homebargains. The Petrol station is open 24 hours and has a mini M&S stocking a variety of goods including bread, milk, etc. The village shops at Carrbridge and Boat of Garten have a good range and are competitively priced too.
The butcher in Nethybridge is excellent 01479 821245.
Also George Gow, Kingussie 01540 661212.
ROTHIEMURCHUS FARM SHOP
Provide ready prepared meals as well as their own beef, venison and trout for you to cook yourself. A nice selection of cheeses, chocolates, wines and gifts too.
Located at Dalfaber in Aviemore. They offer tours of the brewery and have a shop open to the public
Hill View Cottage
Large bungalow with stunning views over Avielochan to the mountains
3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 6
Traditional Croft building with fantastic character
3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5
Cosy Bungalow with open plan kitchen, living & dinging
2 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5
Modern Caravan comes with every comfort- relax and enjoy the view