Things to do

Set within the Cairngorm National Park and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Balbeag is your perfect choice for an exceptional holiday.

Whether it’s activity or relaxation, the local area boasts an exciting and varied selection of pursuits and attractions, enough to suit everyone; canoeing, horse riding, cycling, skiing, sailing, quad biking, zip wire, fishing, gliding, golf… and more!

Being in the National Park you are guaranteed excellent walking in spectacular scenery, from short rambles to strenuous mountain climbs.  To see the mountains in a more leisurely fashion take a trip on the Cairngorm funicular railway up to the Ptarmigan Restaurant and take in the stunning panoramic views from the observation terrace.

Further afield, a holiday in Speyside wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of the world famous distilleries on the “Whisky Trail”.   Whilst the region’s heritage can be discovered at the many folk and clan museums, heritage centres, castles and battlefields.


Loch Insh Watersports


Whisky Trail






Highland Shows


Horse Riding


Landmark Forest Adventure Park


Adventure Sports


RSPB Loch Insh Marshes

Highland Wildlife Park



….Balbeag has been our favourite. We just loved where it was situated with the view over the fields and waking up each morning to the red squirrels, woodpeckers and red deer was just amazing. Our children had a great week and have been to the Zip-Line at Alvie, Landmark Centre, Highland Folk Museum plus walks round Loch an Eilein, Loch Morlich and many more. While the boys were quad-biking, my daughter and I went pony trekking which was fabulous. Another action packed week! We are sad to be home but will look forward to returning again soon.

F.M. – Dunbartonshire, August 2015


What a find! We’ve had a fantastic week in this delightful lodge. Had a lovely afternoon swimming at Morlich Loch, hired bikes from Bothy Bikes and canoes from Loch Insh. Action packed and great fun.  Thank you so much for a memorable family holiday.  We hope to come back again.

S.B-G. – Devon, May/June 2017