Where every hill has a story to tell

At and around the Lodge, you’ll find everything you need to create a story worth sharing. Whatever you’re searching for, we have it here.

Shooting

Mark your calendars for the The “Glorious Twelfth”, the start of the grouse-shooting season. Having the shooting rights on 20 000 acres of land, we can offer 2 to 4 consecutive driven grouse days divided over two grouse moors, Gairnshiel and Micras. Depending on July counts, expect at least 80 brace / 500 shots. We also offer 2 to 3 consecutive driven partridge/pheasant days of at least 200 birds in the early season and 150 birds in the late season, until the end of January.

Explore

Biking

The Highlands are a world renowned top destination for mountainbikers. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, the Cairngorms National Park offers a sheer unlimited amount of trails. Bikes can be brought to the Lodge from where you can start and end your adventure with a guide or map.

Castle visits

In the immediate surroundings of the Lodge, we can organize a visit to castles all unique by their history, their style and their gardens. The Royal summer residence of Balmoral is just 10 minutes from the Lodge, next to Kildrummy Castle (37 min), Craigievar Castle (43 min) and Crathes Castle (50 min) which should all be on your bucket list.

Hiking

Two of the best hiking trails of the park are only half an hour drive away from the Lodge. Thanks to its unique location, you can start for an unforgettable hike from the Lodge to our barn house (45 minutes) or to our lunch hut (1h30) where a drink and BBQ can be served .

Golf

With its 578 golf courses, Scotland has the highest density of courses in the world as golf originated in Scotland from the Middle Ages onwards. The Lodge is ideally located to organize a combined golf trip of the finest inland and links courses whether you start or end your trip in international airport cities like Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Inverness. We will gladly advice you on the combination that suits you best.

Other activities

Local events not to be missed are the Braemar Gathering, Aboyne and the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. Also visits to activity parks, canoeing, clay bird shooting, archery, skiing and salmon & seatrout fishing can be arranged.