The surrounding area is a veritable garden of eden for bird and wildlife watchers. The Local pine forests are home to crossbills, crested tits, red squirrels mountain hares and deer. While nearby areas provide summer habitats for snipe, greenshanks, oyster catchers, lapwings and too many more to mention. You have a good chance of seeing golden eagles, ospreys or peregrine falcons too.
A taster of the flowers in Carrbridge
In spring, alongside the river there is a beautiful display of white plumes of flowers on the bird cherry and at ground level, the greater wood rush is in flower. This has thick strapping leaves, a little like bluebells. In Ellen Wood, there are carpets of wood anemones, wood sorrel and woodruff, followed a little later by chickweed wintergreen's small white flowers.
Romantic, magical - a step back in time.
Based in Carrbridge, a few minutes drive from Aviemore and 30 minutes South of Inverness, we offer a variety of Horse and Carriage drives through the historic village and stunning local area in our four-wheeled, open-topped carriage.
The slow, relaxing glide of the carriage, combined with the metronome rhythm of the horse’s hooves, just add to the magic! So whether it’s a romantic treat for two or fun times with a friend or family on holiday in the area, you’ll take home some special memories’.
Carrbridge is one of the few clubs which plays regularly outdoors. The Inverness-shire village lies a few miles north of Aviemore and has one of the best frost records in Scotland. The club is fortunate to have a purpose-built pond complete with floodlights. In the past, it depended on rain to fill the pond, and even with severe weather were sometimes unable to play due to lack of water. Now the Club has installed its own water supply, so only needs frost, and playing is possible.
Visitors are welcome.
Offering some of the most stunning riding in Scotland. Located in Carrbridge in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, only 7 miles from Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Our trekking times are flexible and we are open 7 days a week throughout the season from 1st May to 31st October each year.
We offer a number of trekking options at competitive prices:
- ½ hour woodland mini trek
- 1 hour trek
- 2 hour trek
We are very flexible so contact us to discuss your trekking options. Carrbridge Trekking Centre was established in 1976.
Recognised as ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012, Craggan Outdoors activity centre is located just 10 minutes drive from Carrbridge, beside the A95 just south of Grantown. Set beside the River Spey, on what is thought to be Scotland’s only 14-hole golf course, & with panoramic views to the Cromdale Hills & Cairngorms, Craggan Outdoors offers one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available anywhere in the Highlands.
It goes without saying that the surrounding area is a mecca for mountain bikers from around the UK and beyond but the ares is also a good base from which to experience the quieter more peaceful side of road touring. The Sustrans Inverness - Perth cycle route #7 comes right through Carrbridge, passing right by The Slochd on its way. This is part of the national cycle network for those interested in more adventurous, multi-day excursions.
Cyclist friendly accommodation
Mountain Bike Hire
Telephone Ian Bishop on +44 (0)1479 841 666
Local Mtn. Biking Enthusiasts
Regular Wednesday evening rides
Visiting riders welcome
Check the web page for next ride details
Come and try our many exciting activities including our White Water River Tubing, Family and WW Rafting, River Kayak/ Canoe, Canyoning and gorge walking in the Cairngorms National Park.
Rated 5 stars by trips advisor with over 150 excellent reviews.
Our heated indoor changing rooms are in Aviemore just 10mins from Carrbridge.
Activities for 4yrs and up!
Online booking available on our website or contact us.
With dozens of 18 hole courses within an hour radius of the village, including a couple of world class courses. Carrbridge can serve as the home base for a highland golfing safari. The 9 hole Carrbridge Golf Club offers a challenging round for any player and some inspiring views of the Cairngorms to the south.
Carrbridge Golf Club
We have a challenging 9-hole course with burns and ditches providing a natural hazard on all holes. Stunning scenery with wonderful views across Strath Spey to the Cairngorms from the 7th Tee.
We are a friendly club and visitors are always welcome. It is advisable to book a tee time in advance especially if there is a large group of you. Also for larger groups we would appreciate prior confirmation of numbers and if you require any catering.
Delightful clubhouse providing drinks, snacks, lunches. The clubhouse is open 8.30am to 5.30pm in the summer months.
A round of golf will cost £23 and 9 holes just £15.
There are concessions for juniors.
Membership is available for £180 per year and £160 if you live out with 50 miles of the village.
Contact the secretary for more information or telephone the clubhouse.
Fun, Discovery and adventure for all ages!
WINNER - VisitScotland Perfect Family Day Out Award.
Set in 30 acres of native pinewood within the Cairngorms National Park, Landmark offers a host of adventurous activities and fun things to see and do for all ages.
There are no less than 17 great attractions covered by one great value admission ticket – our aim is to give you an unbeatable day out at an amazing price.
Climb aboard our Runaway Timber Train family rollercoaster for a twisty ride among the pines and after that you can try ‘waterfall rafting' on the thrilling ‘Wild Watercoaster’. Kids love ‘Ant City’ adventure play centre, mini cars, remote controlled trucks and mini diggers*. The ‘Wild Forest Maze’ is a fun challenge for all.
Visitors are welcome.
Bowls and overshoes are available.
FEE - £3 per person per session.
The bowling green and clubhouse are located off the Public Car Park, adjacent to the Primary School.
Telephone the Secretary on +44 (0)1479 841 620
Sundays 2.30 - 4.30 p.M.
Mondays 2.00 - 4.00 p.M.
Wednesdays 7.00 - 9.00 p.M.
Fridays 2.00 - 4.00 p.M.
To play outwith these times, contact David at Spar/Post Office.
Opening Day - Sunday 5th May 2.30pm
Come & Try Night - Saturday 1st June 6.30 for 7.00pm (Fun Social Event, Licensed bar, all welcome)
Ladies v Gents - Saturday 6th July 6.30 for 7.00pm (Fun competition, BBQ, Raffles, Licensed bar, all welcome).
Limitless hillwalking surrounds the Village on all sides with some of the highest mountains in the UK less than half an hour away. In the village itself there are forest and river side walks.
Climbers can find challenging single pitch crags in all directions and big multi pitch classics in the Cairngorms and Monadliaths.
A weekly all ability walking group supported by Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust. Further detail on COAT site.
View our Carrbridge Paths Map:
Cairngorms National Park walks
Walk Highlands which is an online walkers guide to a series of Scotland's Highland regions. The sites cover all types of walks from easy family rambles, through tougher, day-long, hikes to challenging, airy mountain ascents.