Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore
George Bullard, May 22, 2015
Tucked away in the heart of the Caingorms, Badaguish Outdoor Centre offers accommodation in a secluded forest setting near Aviemore. Spacious chalet-style buildings are complemented by well equipped wigwams and ample space to pitch a tent. Whatever you price range or accommodation preference, Badaguish Outdoor Centre is well worth checking out.
With well-groomed trails and Cairngorm ski resort right on the doorstep of the site, Badaguish is ideally located for outdoor activities throughout the year. Aviemore is home to some of the best skiing, snowboarding and ice climbing the UK has to offer in winter, while nearby mountain biking trails and hiking routes offer plenty of miles to tear up in the summer months.
The site is broken up into three accommodation tiers. Forest Cabins are fully equipped with kitchen, living/dining room and sleep up to ten people. Starting at £675 for a three night stay, the Forest Cabins are the option to go for if you want a relaxed few days in and out of the cabin. For smaller groups, Wigwams offer the basic essentials including electricity, a fridge and foam mattresses for £50 per night. If you’re feeling up to it you can always pitch you own tent on the site but contact Badaguish for booking details because prices do vary depending on the site of your group.
The centre is great for youth and school groups and is actually run as a charitable trust, helping people with disabilities enjoy an active break. There is a sports hall, games room and high ropes course on site, and a water sports centre on Loch Morlich just at bottom of the drive.
Between high octane activities enjoy the Cairngorm Mountain Railway that leads to a stunning restaurant with panoramic views over the Cairngorms. If you’re tempted by an alternative adventure further afield, follow Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail through the Spey Valley to visit some of Scotland’s finest distilleries.