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
Inverness: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Capital of the North
Grantown-on-Spey: This website tells you all about Grantown-On-Spey - the nearest town to the cottage and the main shopping centre
Aviemore: 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 and boasts a Tesco Metro supermarket
Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park: 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
Cairngorm Mountain Railway:
The name says it all really! The train and the Ptarmigan restaurant at the summit are completely accessible to wheelchair users
PLEASE NOTE: 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
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. 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. Note that the centre is open between April and the end of August. Please check the website for exact dates
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 site of the last pitched battle to be fought between two armies anywhere on British soil
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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