Local Area

The Badenoch Way

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 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.


– Frank Bruce sculpture trail
– Leault Working Sheepdog Demonstrations
– Glenfeshie Gliding Club
– Spey Wildlife Walks
– Badger & Pine Marten watching
– Highland Wildlife Park

Spey Valley

– Osprey Fly fishing school
– Speyside Steam Railway
– Cairngorm Mountain Railway
– Highland Folk Museum
– Highland Wildcat Experience
– Dalwhinnie Distillery
– Golf courses: Kingussie, Aviemore, Grantown, Boat of Garten, Carrbridge.
– Boat of Garten Osprey Centre
– Landmark Centre, Carrbridge

Further afield

– Loch Ness Visitor Centre
– Blair Castle and Cawdor Castle
– All the Distilleries
– Culloden Battlefield Centre
– Dolphin watching on the Moray Firth
– Offshore Fishing in the Moray Firth

How to get to 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.

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

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

Flights arrive daily to Inverness, only an hours 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.


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