On this page you will find links to useful local information and places of interest that are within reasonable distance, by car, from Woodhead Cottage.
Accessibility varies but all of the places listed should be at least partially accessible to wheelchair users. Some of the pages contain specific information about accessibility
Children are well catered for on Speyside and these links have been chosen with them in mind as well.
Inverness: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Capital of the North
Grantown-on-Spey: Website telling you all about Grantown - the nearest town to the cottage and the main shopping centre
Aviemore: About 11 miles south of Dulnain Bridge, on the A95, Aviemore is another good local shopping centre and boasts a Tesco Metro supermarket
Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park: Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park is a small safari park.
It has a variety of wildlife such as Amur Tigers, Polar Bears, Scottish Wildcats, Long Horn Cattle, Bison, Wild Horses, Red Deer and more - and not forgetting an amazing pack of Wolves!
See the website for the full range of animals
Photo copyright © David Mitchell 2003
Cairngorm Mountain Railway: The name says it all really! The train and the Ptarmigan restaurant at the summit are completely accessible to wheelchair users
Scottish Dolphin Centre: A small centre devoted to the Bottlenose Dolphins that live and breed in the Moray Firth
Rothiemurchus Estate: The spectacularly beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate is a 'must visit' area of Speyside. The estate's website has details of all the activities available - including clay pigeon shooting.
The Loch Garten Ospreys: The osprey nest site at Loch Garten - part of the RSPB's Abernethy
Forest Reserve - is world famous. Access from the car park to the osprey centre
and hide is along a level, compacted, well maintained track and should present
no problem for wheelchairs. The Centre and hide is accessible. Note that the centre is open between April and
the end of August.
Thanks to George Campbell for recommending this link.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park: Landmark is well worth a visit! Plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.
Information about accessibility can be found on the website
Culloden Battlefield: Bonnie Prince Charlie's last stand! Culloden was also the last land battle fought in mainland Britain
Loch Ness: There are loads of websites about Loch Ness (and its most famous inhabitant!) This one covers the area quite comprehensively
Spinal Injuries Association: Not exactly 'local interest' but certainly relevant to many people who might find themselves visiting this web-site. The SIA's site has an astonishing amount of information relating to Spinal Injury and is a great source of help and advice for those affected, directly or indirectly, by SI.
Spinal Injury Scotland: SIS are the Scottish organisation for everything related to spinal injury
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