Out & About
Around Laggan village there are forest walks at high and low levels for all abilities. The village has also starred as Glenbogle in the popular BBC TV series Monarch of the Glen, and many locations are to be found locally for fans from all parts of the world. Canoeing, riding, gliding, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, quad biking, climbing and many other sporting activities can be arranged locally.
There is downhill Mountain-biking for all levels at Wolftrax.
The Monadhliath Mountains are smaller cousins to the nearby Cairngorms, just as wild and much less frequented.
Here you may take the high road via the Corrieyairack Pass to Fort Augustus and the Great Glen Way, passing the pictish fortress Dun Da Lambh.
Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve provides interpretation and walks with fine views of Loch Laggan.
Creag Dhubh and Ben Alder have paths for the wilderness walker and pitches for the climber.
For more information about the Laggan area, visit the Laggan Community website
The Highland Folk Park at Newtonmore gives a glimpse of traditional Highland ways while seasonal local ceilidhs keep traditional music and dance alive.
Local products include the world famous Dalwhinnie Malt Whisky to ensure that there is something for everyone to sample and enjoy.
At Newtonmore there is the Clan MacPherson Museum which is interesting to visit.
The Landmark Centre at Carrbridge has outdoor entertainment for children and adults alike, with waterslides, treetop walkways and a steam driven sawmill.
In the Laggan area you could visit the Wolftrax mountain bike centre.
Loch Insh provides a wide range of watersports throughout the summer including windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking.
The Osprey Observatory at Boat of Garten provides a live tele link to view the ospreys breeding or fishing.
If you enjoy gardening, then browse through the wide selection of heathers at the Heather Centre before continuing on through Granton-on-Spey along the Whisky Trail.
The round trip to Inverness via the Great Glen and Loch Ness is a favourite with visitors, while Inverness itself boasts the region's greatest range of leisure facilities, including cinemas, theatre, & swimming pools. Fort William, with new state of the art indoor ice climbing wall at The Ice Factor is less an hour away, whilst the West Coast Railway offers steam enthusiasts or Harry Potter fans a magical journey to Mallaig and the onward ferry to the Isle of Skye.
If you are looking for private guided tours of the area or elsewhere in Scotland, whether for one day or longer, we recommend Catswhiskerstours.
Places to Eat
Within 1 mile:
Laggan Gaskmore Hotel
Within 10 miles:
The Glen, Newtonmore
The Cross, Kingussie
Newtonmore Takeaway (will deliver to Laggan)
McInnes house hotel, Kingussie
Within 30 miles:
The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
Crannog, Fort William
- Pottery Bunkhouse
- Laggan Bridge
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