Cairngorms National Park
Glenmore Lodge is right in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the UK at 4528 sq km, and home to four of the five highest mountains in the UK and the largest area of native woodland in Britain.
For more information on the Cairngorms National Park area visit the website here.
Forest walks/running and Cross Country ski-ing
As well as miles and miles of forest trails suitable for running, biking, hiking and cross country skiing, the Lodge is situated only 3 miles from the Cairngorm Mountain range and ski area.
There is a huge network of trails both in the immediate vicinity of the Lodge and further afield suitable for walking, running and biking. For more information on local rotes check out the Forestry commission page for the Glenmore Forest here
When the snow falls the trails in the Glenmore Forest are perfect for cross country skiing, there is even a piste machine which cuts the tracks when there is enough snow. See local shops in Glenmore and Aviemore for hiring kit.
Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch with a lovely sandy beach, located about a mile from the Lodge. During the summer months the boat hire and café are open.
The loch is perfect to practise your open water swimming although outwith the summer months it can get a bit chilly!
Glenmore Lodge is located only 3 miles from the Cairngorm car park, the gateway to many of the walking, climbing and mountaineering routes within the Cairngorm mountain range.
Local orienteering courses
Badenoch & Strathspey has some of the best orienteering areas in the UK, and a permanent orienteering course is usually up and running in one of the local areas. For information on location of permanent Orienteering courses and where to purchase maps, visit the Scottish Orienteering website here.
Information about the National Orienteering Centre, based at Glenmore Lodge, can be found here
Glenmore Lodge also provide a range of exciting and enjoyable courses for people wishing to teach or coach orienteering at a variety of levels, click here for more information on Orienteering courses
Quiet Roads/hill climb up to Cairngorm Ski Centre
The journey along the ski road to Glenmore and then up the Cairngorm is approximately 10 miles and makes for a very pleasant, although challenging cycle!
From Glenmore Lodge it is around 1 mile to the base of the hill climb which zigzags it’s way up towards the Coire Cas car park, all on smooth tarmac roads. The climb begins from the hayfield at around 325 m and climbs to the Coire Cas car park at 635m. It’s a long tough hill climb but when you reach the top you are rewarded with spectacular views and a fantastic and speedy descent!
Organisations on site
Glenmore Lodge is also home to a number of organisations who have strong links with outdoor sport, click on the links below to learn more about each of the organisations, all of who have an office on site.
- Scottish Mountain Rescue
- Mountain Training Scotland
- Mountaineering Scotland
- Disability Snowsports UK
- National Orienteering Centre
- British Association of Ski Patrollers
- Scottish Avalanche Information Service
Surrounded my stunning landscapes, many of our rooms, meeting rooms and grounds have world class views of the mountains and forest.
How to get to us
Glenmore Lodge is 8 miles from Aviemore, 2.5 hours north of Glasgow or Edinburgh and 0.5 hours south of Inverness. Aviemore station is on the main train line from the South to Inverness. For more information visit our ‘getting here’ page.