Things to Do

Things to do -



Golfing - there are a number of courses within a 30 mile radius to choose from (Newtonmore, Kingussie, Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey, Carrbridge (9 hole) and of course the Spey Valley Championship Course in Aviemore.


Fishing - Permits are available in various outlets in Newtonmore and surrounding villages (Badenoch Angling Association).


Cycling -  Cycle routes are too numerous to mention in the local area – in and around the Glen Truim, Etteridge & Phones Estates  and, further afield, around Loch Insh and on Rothiemurchus & Alvie Estates.  There is also Basecamp Mountain Bike (MTB) based at Laggan Wolftrax. This fabulous operation has just over 6 kms of really challenging Black routes, more than double that of testing trails for intermediates and almost 5 kms of fun for beginners. They offer great base facilities too and all this is just a short drive away!!  In Newtonmore there is a bike shop for sales and repairs.


Walking - There are several routes you can walk in and around Newtonmore.  The Wilcdcat Trail brochure with maps is available for £2.50 from The Wildcat Centre.  These are also available from Newtonmore Post Office.  


Also walks in the surrounding area - Cairngorms, Gynack Walk, Corrieyarrick Pass, Badenoch Way to name but a few.


Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore - gives you an interesting insight into the History of this amazing area and its people.  The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visit this living history Museum and you’ll learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, all in a friendly and welcoming environment.  An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. A great day out for everyone!


You will also find the Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore.  It has on display many fascinating relics of the history of the Clan. The museum and its staff provide a wealth of information for visitors interested in the history of Clan Macpherson or the Highlands in general. There is no admission charge but donations are of course welcome and a good range of quality Macpherson related souvenirs are available for sale in the Museum Shop.


Wildlife Park, Kincraig - 6 miles from Newtonmore you can discover Scotland's Wildlife past and present.


Cairngorm Funicular Railway - UK's highest Funicular Railway offering you the chance to experience some of the Highland's most breathtaking scenery.


Landmark Forest Adventure Park - a funfilled day for all the family!



Bike Hire Shop, Newtonmore.


Harris Tweed Shop, Newtonmore


Toncam Flooring and Interiors (small and larger gifts), Kingussie (3 miles north of Newtonmore)

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