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



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


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