Welcome to Aviemore
Nestled at the heart of Strathspey Aviemore is a vibrant and exciting place to visit. Aviemore is a great place to make connections and is a real hub for all sorts of outdoor activities. But turn around and look in any direction and you’ll see a backdrop of high mountains, forests and the River Spey. This makes the area around Aviemore a great place for wildlife. So come and enjoy a walk.
Starting in the centre of the village paths lead out of the village with fine views, abundant wildlife and rich local history.
Terrain: Surfaced path with gentle gradients, suitable for wheel chairs.
Weitere Infos und Links
This set of walks has been developed in partnership with Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council and the Aviemore Business Association.
For information on paths, local events, facilities and accommodation contact:
Visitor Information Centre
Aviemore: 01479 810930
Useful web sites:
A well connected place
Modern day Aviemore is situated between the A9 and the main Highland railway line. Prior to the arrival of the railways, Aviemore was little more than a farm and an inn. This all changed with the arrival of the railways which brought tourists to enjoy the fresh air, high mountains and rivers.
Aviemore has grown to become a major Highland holiday resort and all year round destination with a wide range of winter and summer activities.
As one of the country’s top ski areas and most popular summer holiday areas in the Highlands, Aviemore is ‘alive’ all year round.
The railway also brought changes to the forests of the area – where once logs were floated downstream, they were then loaded onto rail wagons for transport all over the world. The Strathspey Railway continues to preserve this railway heritage and runs steam train from Aviemore though to Broomhill.
Aviemore has come a long way since its early start as a railway junction in the 19th century and the redevelopment of the resort since the start of the Millennium, has seen both residential and visitor numbers rising strongly again.
As a hub for rail, road and river, Aviemore has everything the modern visitor needs.
Stand fast Craigellachie
Once the battle cry of the Clan Grant Craigellachie is a wildlife haven that echoes with the rousing cries of the Peregrine Falcon and the mewing of buzzards.
A walk to the summit gives you one of the best views in the Park taking in the vast Caledonian pine forest of Rothiemurchus and Glenmore encircled by the deep corries of the northern Cairngorms.