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Activities & Scenery

River Dee


The River Dee and River Don, located near the lodges, are classed as Scotland’s great fishing rivers and well known for the world’s best salmon fishing beats. It doesn’t stop there as the area boasts a multitude of lochs teeming with life.

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Walking route

Walking Routes

Cairngorm Lodges have multiple forestry and woodland walks starting right outside your cabin door with many more within a couple miles of the lodges. The hillwalking routes in the area will really get the blood pumping with something for all levels of experience. 

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Pony trekking

Horse Riding

We are animal lovers at Cairngorm Lodges and we welcome horses to stay because our surroundings are perfect for quality riding along the riverside, woodland and mountains. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own horse there are Equestrian centres in the area.

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Looking to turn your walk into a real adventure? We are a participating business in the “Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour” to offer our guests a high-tech treasure hunt for the whole family. All you need is a handheld GPS and a taste for nature.

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Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms are regarded as the best in Scotland for cycling and mountain biking. From gentle cycling along flat and quiet country lanes to arduous mountain trails, the area has something to satisfy every level of cyclist – from the absolute novice to the committed enthusiast.

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Winter Sports

During the colder months skiing and snowboarding are popular activities for our guests at the Lecht resort or Glenshee ski centre.

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Braemar Golf Club


The keen golfers among us will be impressed by the high standard of courses in the area and at a very reasonable price. 

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Milton of Crathes restaurant

Food & Culture

The Cairngorms is rich in Scottish history so  the culture vultures among us can visit the neighbouring castles or depending on season head along to a Scottish Highland Games or two. 

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We are lucky to have such a multitude of exciting activities on our doorstep.