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Gaskbeg Hill with a dusting of snow and the height and ZigZag road annotated


Around Gaskbeg there are some great walks right from your back door! Go up the zig- zaggy road to the top of the Gaskbeg Hill, its quite a walk as its almost a Munro at 2870ft, but so worth it when you get to the top as the views are amazing. (the bottom left hand picture is over the top looking east to Newtonmore).  There are a number of walks around Laggan please download the Laggan Paths Leaflet for more information.

Creag Meagaidh National Nature reserve is only about 14 miles west of Laggan, beginning on the shores of Loch Laggan and rising to over 3000ft.  It caters for all types of walkers, way marked trails making it easy to explore the lower slopes, longer trails into Corie Ardair (Top left Picture) and for the more adventurous fantastic Munro’s to conquer, and for the real adrenaline junkies very impressive ice cliffs to climb in the winter.   For more information Walkhighlands and  Scottish Natural Heritage  are a good starting point.

Gaskbeg also provides a fantastic base to explore more natural trails in Scotland. There is a huge variety of terrain in the Cairngorms National Park from ancient pine forests to remote exposed mountain tops to beaches and lochs there is everything you could wish for.

Drive 7 miles to Loch Laggan Beach on Ardverikie estate famous for Monarch of the Glen and more recently Robert the Bruce (bottom right photo) Great for easy walk and fun in any season.


Gaskbeg is at the western edge of the Cairngorms National Park, which is a fantastic place to see nature, have a look at Cairngorms Nature and see the huge variety of nature and the best places to see it locally.  The photo (top right) of deer was taken in November just off the Corrieyairack road  a few miles from Gaskbeg.

Snow Sports

We are ideally located to take advantage of snow sports in Scotland, being equi distant between Cairngorm Mountain in the east (30 miles from Gaskbeg) and Nevis Range in the west (35 miles from Gaskbeg).  A wee bit further away but still to the west is Glencoe Mountain Ski Centre (70 miles from Gaskbeg) Then to the east is The Lecht Ski Centre (56miles) and Glenshee Ski Centre (72 Miles)


The Cairngorms National Park is home to a wide range of cycling routes. From road cycling, gravel and mountain biking there is something for everyone.

Laggan Wolftrax trail centre has a wide range of way marked routes from family friendly loops to more extreme black graded trails. The centre has a cafe, toilets and the Bike Bothy bike shop which offers cycle hire and maintenance.

Read more about the range of routes and facilities in the local area – Cycling in the Cairngorms & Cycling and Biking

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