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; kayaking and canoeing, paddle-boarding, sailing, horse riding, hiking, skiing, quad biking, zip wire, fishing, gliding, golf… and more!

Being in the National Park you are guaranteed excellent walking and cycling in spectacular scenery, from short easy trails to strenuous mountain climbs.

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



The house is very comfortable, in a beautiful location and well equipped and we enjoyed staying there.  Highlights included a beautiful sunset at 22.30 on mid-summer’s day, hiking in the upper reaches of Glen Feshie, swimming in pools in the river Feshie, and a lengthy day over the Great Moss up to the Wells of Dee and Braeriach.  Really we had a great time and I love Strathspey.  Thanks for a lovely stay.

C.H. – Switzerland, June 2019


We had a brilliant time, did the Zipline at Alvie and sailing and snowboarding at Inch Watersports. And masses of long walks. Enjoyed the 2 x red squirrels and pheasant in the garden, also the deer at the gate in the morning. Such a lovely place – thank you for a wonderful time.

V.L. – Aberdeenshire, October 2017