Sky Mountain Lodge is well situated for all number of pursuits and is very well supported in terms of eateries.
The Cairngorms are rapidly becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations not least because of the scale of leisure activities it provides and its very handy location.
The Cairngorms National Park contains Britain’s highest and most massive mountain range: its biggest native forests; spectacularly clean rivers and lochs; moorland and farmland and a stronghold for Britain’s wildlife. The park covers a massive 6% of the size of Scotland and is Britain’s biggest National Park. it is easy to experience the unrestricted nature of one of the world’s true wilderness areas.
There are a huge number of different activities available skiing, hillwalking, bird watching, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, fishing, shooting and many more. A varied and diverse selection of wildlife can also be found including the iconic Ospreys at nearby Loch Garten, alongside red squirrels, pine martens, badgers, reindeer, eagles, wildcats in the woods.
The park contains nine visitor information centres, ten ranger bases and a new visitor centre. There are literally hundreds of miles of paths and trails, maps, hire shops, expert guides, cafes and car parks all conveniently placed to help you for an enjoyable stay.
Five of the UK’s highest mountains lie within the park and there are an impressive 55 summits over 900m. It also contains the finest collection of glacial landforms outside arctic Canada – from granite tors to deposits from the Ice Ages.
The National Park is also home to 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened bird, animal and plant species and is the best place in the UK for Scottish crossbill which is the only unique bird to Britain.