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 websites listed below contain specific information about accessibility.
Children are well catered for on Speyside and these links have been chosen with them in mind as well.
After visiting any of the links in this list please use your browser's back button to return to this page
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Capital of the North
This website tells you all about Grantown-On-Spey - the nearest town to the cottage and the main shopping centre
Aviemore is eleven miles south of Dulnain Bridge, on the A95 and, although a bit further away than Grantown, it's another good local shopping centre which boasts a Tesco Metro supermarket
Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park is a small safari park. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife including 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 that currently live there
Photo copyright © David Mitchell 2003
The name says it all really! The train and the Ptarmigan restaurant at the summit are completely accessible to wheelchair users
NB: The content of this link changes from Summer to Winter. During the Winter months it is more geared towards visiting skiers and from Spring to Autumn it is of more interest to holiday-makers in general
A small Visitor Centre run by 'Whale and Dolphin Conservation', the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. This centre is mainly devoted to the Bottlenose Dolphins that live and breed in the Moray Firth. There's plenty of other wildlife to be seen as well, including Common Seals and - if you're lucky - Otters
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 osprey nest site at Loch Garten - part of the RSPB's Abernethy Forest Reserve - is world famous. It's only a twenty minute drive from Woodhead Cottage to the reserve.
Access from the car park to the Osprey Centre and viewing hide is along a level, compacted, well maintained track and should present no problem for wheelchairs or those with walking aids. The Centre and hide are fully accessible. The centre is normally open between April and the end of August, but please check the website for exact dates as these can vary from year to year
Thanks to George Campbell for recommending this link
Landmark is a 'forest adventure park'. It's just eight miles from Woodhead Cottage and is well worth a visit! There's plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.
Information about accessibility can be found on the website
Bonnie Prince Charlie's last stand! Culloden was also the site of the last pitched battle to be fought between two armies anywhere on British soil
There are loads of websites about Loch Ness - and its most famous inhabitant! This one covers the area quite comprehensively
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.
SIS are the Scottish organisation for everything related to spinal injury
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