Active Outdoors in the Cairngorms

Boots on, it’s time for some fresh, holiday air. You could step out of your cottage door, walk round the back and straight up Ben Rinnes if you wanted! Beautiful Corbett, check; and no car necessary. The whole area is perfect for dog-walking too.

Out and About: Bluefolds’ Style

Walk and Cycle Glenlivet

Trip 1: Glenlivet Estate, stretching between Bluefolds and Tomintoul, has a superb selection of hill, forest and river trails for walking and cycling. They also have stunning Mountain Bike trails. If you’re a seriously active group, most organised outdoor sports and activities are based in the Cairngorms, in and around Aviemore.

Walk and Kayak Cairngorms

Trip 2: Enjoy the beautiful drive to Aviemore. Start the day by sailing or kayaking on Loch Morlich followed by lunch at the Glenmore café. Spend the afternoon hiking around Glenmore, walking with the reindeer and – if you’re brave enough – a cold water dook in Loch Morlich itself to finish your day.

Wildlife and Pony Trekking 

Trip 3: Too much sport the day before? Then head out to the Loch Garten RSPB Centre for some truly spectacular wildlife, Rothiemurchus Estate for lunch and perhaps something less strenuous like clay-pigeon shooting or a pony trek? Finish the day by heading up Cairngorm Mountain on the funicular and enjoying a well-deserved hot chocolate at the top.

There are many Corbetts and Munros in the Cairngorms National Park. And, for our snow friends, these great local resources will be useful: Lecht 2090, Cairngorm Mountain.

We hope you get out there and make the most of our great outdoors; Bluefolds awaits you with a warm fire and those tremendous views to help you relax.

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Our Cottages

Dronach Cottage
4 star

Dronach Cottage
Sleeps 6

This self-catering cottage has stunning views to the Cairngorm mountains and an atmospheric multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings at home. It is named after a local distillery, GlenDronach. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Aberlour Cottage
4 star

Aberlour Cottage
Sleeps 4

This lovely cottage, in Speyside, has an enclosed courtyard for you to enjoy summer barbecues and sweeping mountain views. Welcomes 1 dog. Free Wi-Fi.

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Folds Cottage
4 star

Folds Cottage
Sleeps 8

This original detached farmhouse with large kitchen provides a lovely space for you all to prepare and enjoy the fresh, local-produce to be purchased in Moray Speyside. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Glenlivet Cottage
4 star

Glenlivet Cottage
Sleeps 6

This cottage has panoramic views across Glenlivet, with a patio for barbecues. Relax and tour Speyside and the Cairngorms NP. Welcomes 1 or 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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