Let your body and mind wander with wide a variety of things to do, both relaxing and active

There really is something for everyone


As tempting as it may be to relax in the immediate environment of the Lodge, there are a great many places and activities to explore, some of which are listed below. do go on, dive in!


The Cairngorms National Park is the UK’s largest park and has been named one of the world’s Last Great Places by National Geographic. 

As well as being home to 4 out of 5 of the tallest mountains in Scotland, there is a stunning array of glens, forests and lochs to explore and a fantastic selection of local attractions and activities to suit all ages: distilleries and breweries, museums, art venues, castles and historic sites, leisure centres, wildlife parks and more. There is so much to see and do in the Cairngorms so we’d love to share our favourite places and hidden gems to help you get the most out of your stay with us.

There is a fantastic selection of walks and bike trails just minutes from the house. You can find more information in a selection of guidebooks provided in the house and the links below:


The iconic whisky trail that runs from distillery to distillery up the Spey river is unique globally, boasting some of the finest whisky distilleries on earth.

The trail takes in seven world famous distilleries in the heart of the Spey and allows not only tasting sessions but detailed knowledge of the history of Scottish malt whisky.

The Malt Whisky Trail


The pull of the mountains white with snow means that winter sports have always played a big part of life in the Cairngorms.

The ski centres, snow permitting are open from around December to May. Three of Scotland’s five ski centres are located within the park

The three ski centres in the National Park cater for all levels of skill and discipline whether its downhill, telemark or snow board. Ski mountaineers can also gain access to the hill from the centres themselves. Aviemore and Braemar are lively hubs for skiing where you can hire all that you need and relax after a hard day on the slopes. Visitcairngorms.com is a great place to start when planning your trip.

If hurtling downhill doesn’t take your fancy then the Park is a great place for cross-country skiing with centres at the Slochd and Glenmore where miles of ski trails and forest tracks means you can explore and get away from the crowds.


Occupying a central position in the Cairngorm National Park, Milton Lodge provides an ideal base for water sports. 

The river Spey is one of the 4 major canoeing rivers in Scotland and has long been recognised for canoeing and kayaking.

Hire canoes, kayaks, wet suits and other equipment at Loch Insh or Loch Morlich.  Both are family-friendly and cater for children as well as adults. Loch Insh has pedalos.