Walking, Cycling & Adventure Sports

Walking, Climbing and Cycling

Newtonmore is almost the geographical centre of Scotland and has easy access to a great variety of walking including the multi user Speyside Way which allows for wheelchairs, infant buggies and cyclists.  Walking guides and local maps are provided to help you choose where to go.  High level mountain tops of the CairnGorm mountain range, the open ground of the moors around Newtonmore or the wooded forest trails of Glenmore & Inshriach... you will be spoilt for choice. A full range of walks in the area can be seen on the Walkhighlands website.

Some of our favourites are:

  • The Newtonmore Wildcat Trail                        10km signposted circular walk around the village. 
  • Farleitter Crag and Uath Lochans                     4km Forrestry Commission sign posted walk from Kincraig
  • Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus                         7km near Aviemore

Newtonmore is an excellent base for the Cairngorms, Monadhliath ranges, Creag Meagaidh and even Ben Nevis. 

For climbing please consult the climbing website: http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/ which lists all the local crags and mountains. Best known locally is Creag Dubh which can be seen from the rear of Steading 5.

Cycling
The Newtonmore area is a paradise for cycling, both road cycling and mountain biking. Suggested routes are

  • Newtonmore - Glen Truim - Laggan - Newtonmore 19 miles
  • Newtonmore – Laggan – Dalwhinnie – Newtonmore 32 miles
  • Newtonmore – Kincraig - Insh – Kingussie – Newtonmore 21 miles
  • Newtonmore – Aviemore – Newtonmore 30 miles

For mountain biking, there are trails at Wolftrax, Laggan and excellent mountain biking routes from the door in the Monadhliath mountains plus the Ardverikie, Glen Feshie and Rothiemurchus Estates.  

Disclaimer

Walking, cycling and climbing can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.  Information is provided free of charge; it is the individual's responsibility to check the route and navigate using a map and compass if walking or climbing.  Please be aware that the weather conditions can change very quickly in the Highlands.