Glenmore – what’s nearby?
Open all year, Glenmore Campsite is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts and summer visitors, there is something for everyone. Below is the Camping in the Forest guide to where to go while staying at Glenmore:
MacDonald Aviemore Resort – golf, spa and shopping
There are a number of golf courses in the Aviemore area including the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at MacDonald Aviemore Resort. The course is a golfers dream, recently voted one of the best in Scotland by the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World, it boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world. If you don't play golf there is no need to worry, at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort, there is something for everyone. Treat yourself to a massage in the spa, splash around in the pool, work out in the gym, relax in the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or even indulge in some retail therapy in the luxury shopping complex!
A short walk away is Glenmore Lodge, Scotlands National Outdoor Training Centre where you can take part in a number of activity courses including rock climbing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and skiing. If that's not for you, visit the Lochain Bar at Glenmore Lodge and enjoy a great bar meal and drink while sitting by the fire overlooking the Cairngorm Mountains.
Walking Treasure Trails
If you are looking for a fun and interesting way to explore the area then look no further, Walking Treasure Trails are just the thing for you. These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time.
Strathspey Steam Railway
Approximately a 20 minute drive from Glenmore you will find Strathspey Steam Railway, great for a family day out in the Highlands of Scotland. The railway offers a twenty mile round trip between the stations at Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill which features as “Glenbogle” in the popular BBC series Monarch of The Glen. You can enjoy afternoon tea on the train whilst taking in the magnificent views of the Highlands.
Cairngorm Mountain Railway
If that's not enough you could also take a ride on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, the UK's highest mountain railway journey. Travel in safety and comfort to Ptarmigan Top Station, 1097m above sea level and enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Scottish mountain landscape. Whilst at the top of the mountain you could stop for a bite to eat at the The Ptarmigan Restaurant, the highest restaurant in the UK!
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
A short 10 minute walk from Glenmore is the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, where, under the supervision of trained staff, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer.
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Also a short distance away is the Cairngorm Sleddog Centre, the only daily working sledddog centre in the UK and one of only 5 in Europe. Meet the sleddogs, before you take an exhilarating ride on a sleddog buggy where you will enjoy the spectacular views of the Cairngorms Mountains.
For those seeking adventure, Rothiemurchus is the place for you. Only 10 minutes from Glenmore, activities at Rothiemurchus include canoeing, archery, kayaking, mountain biking, quad bike trekking and even white water rafting!
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
You can visit Landmark Forest Adventure Park for fun, discovery and adventure for all ages. A 25 minute drive from Glenmore, there are lots of outdoor activities and rides for a great family day out in the Highlands of Scotland.