Aviemore & Cairngorms

Outdoor Adventure Activities in Aviemore - the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Looking for things to do in Aviemore?

We’ve got adventure outdoor activities in Aviemore & the Cairngorms for all – individuals, groups, families and kids. Join us for a 5 star adventure experience in Aviemore & the Cairngorms National Park. 

We offer an amazing range of adventure activities on the water, in the water and on the mountains. All activities are suitable for any age, ability and group size. Our more popular summer adventure activities in the Aviemore area are White Water Rafting and Canyoning – suitable for adults and kids alike. In winter, our more popular activities are Skiing and Snowboarding.

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Our main base is the Cairngorms Adventure Centre in the Highland village of Newtonmore near Aviemore. The area has stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains and is set next to the famous River Spey. From our Centre we run all the activities on our website and provide comfortable hostel style accommodation for outdoor adventurers. From here you have easy access to the hills, rivers and ski resorts to enjoy a multitude of sports.

Looking for group activities for Schools, Work or Stag/Hen Parties near Aviemore?

We’ve got you covered. Check out our group activities or give us a call and we can provide an adventurous and fun day out tailored to your needs and group abilities.

If you wish to venture beyond Aviemore & the Cairngorms for your outdoor adventure activities, we offer expeditions and activities throughout Scotland. Check out our centres in The Great Glen and in Ayrshire.

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Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Aviemore village began to grow after the arrival of the railway in 1898, and in 1961 it was one of the first skiing resorts to be established in Scotland when the chairlift opened.

The Cairngorms mountain range became part of Scotland’s second national park (the Cairngorms National Park) in 2003, and is home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland.

In winter the Cairngorms are excellent for skiing, rock climbing and ice climbing. Snow patches usually persist all summer although by then activities like hillwalking, mountain biking and white water rafting often come to the fore.

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Newtonmore, where Active Outdoor Pursuits is based, is only a few miles from the location that is claimed to be the exact geographical centre of Scotland, and the village calls itself the ‘Walking Centre of Scotland’, referring both to its geographical location and to the great local walking opportunities. Newtonmore is also the site of the Highland Folk Museum and was one of the locations used in the filming of the popular TV series ‘Outlander’ and ‘Monarch of the Glen’.

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