Local Area

Loch Insh

Loch Insh sits in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, at the lower end of Glen Feshie.

Here, the River Spey widens to form Loch Insh, creating the perfect setting for you to learn some or all of our wide range of sports in safety.

Glen Feshie

Glen Feshie stretches out behind the centre with miles of great terrain for hill walking and mountain biking, as well as breathtaking opportunities for photography and meditation.

Glen Feshie represents one of the most dramatic examples of rewilding in the UK. It is a beautiful, wild glen with its upper reaches clothed with some of the most magnificent Scots pinewoods in Scotland.

A natural and unspoilt wonderland right on our doorstep for you to explore.

Sites to See

Explore the Area

Whilst you can easily spend a whole week at Loch Insh, without ever having to leave, there are lots of other interesting attractions and places to visit in the surrounding Highlands, which we are happy to recommend:

The Badenoch Way

The Badenoch Way is a walking route which connects Aviemore with Newtonmore. It is cleverly designed to take you through some of our best local scenery and is a must do for any keen walkers or cyclists.

Spey Valley
Further Afield

How to Get Here

Heading South on the A9

Turn off at Aviemore’s second exit (signposted Kincraig) and follow the brown thistle signs for Loch Insh Watersports Centre.

Follow the thistle signs through Kincraig under the railway and over the river. Loch Insh is 1 mile outside the village on the other side of the Loch.

Driving North on the A9

Take the Kingussie exit onto the B9152 with brown thistle signs for Loch Insh Watersports Centre.

The drive by car on the A9 will take approximately 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Other Transport

Trains run regularly from Aviemore and Kingussie to Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are approximately 3 hours away by train.

Flights arrive daily to Inverness, which is only an hour’s drive north from Loch Insh.

We have a 12 seat shuttle bus which can be booked for collections to and from the train stations in Aviemore or Kingussie. Please book this in advance.

Badenoch The StoryLands

Discover Badenoch's CAPtivating Places

Badenoch The Storylands is your pass to discovering all that this spectacular area of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland has to offer.

Badenoch The Storylands app is the key to unlocking Badenoch’s fascinating heritage sites and hearing many of the local stories and inspiring music. Use the guide to discover the locality by car, or at a more leisurely pace by bike or on foot.

Explore Ruthven Barracks, the most iconic building in the area and discover more about its role in local history.

Learn about local characters such as The Wolf of Badenoch, Cluny of the ‘45, James Macpherson (of Ossian fame) and the Black Officer.

See the past come to life with stunning 3D models of Badenoch’s historic sites, such as the ancient hillforts at Dun da Lamh and Torr Alvie, Raitts Souterrain and the lost township, Easter Delfour Ring Cairn, as well as Ruthven Barracks, home of the Wolf of Badenoch and then more than 300 years later, at the time of the battle of Culloden.


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