Need help with anything due to COVID-19 self-isolation?

Our community of local volunteers are here to help. We can pick up prescriptions or groceries and deliver them to your door, take your dog for a walk, give a friendly phone call or help in any way we can.

If you need anything, email

Call Catherine on 01540 673238 or calll Elspeth on 01540 673239

Also willing to help:

Badenoch Shinty Memories 07743 686270 - Newtonmore Shinty Club - Community Councils

Leaflets with this information should be popping through your doors in the Newtonmore, Laggan & Dalwhinnie areas over the next day or so. All volunteers leafleting have been instructed with precautions to take to protect themselves & you. If you need help in any way, reach out. We have a large group of volunteers ready to help if we can. We are in this together. Keep safe.

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Craeg_Dubh_CragsOur location in the middle of the village means that all the local facilities are conveniently close to hand for you.

The Post Office is some 50 yards away, the Co-op 200 yards (open 0800-2200) and there are 3 good pubs within 400 yards. We also have a petrol station with Spar Mini-market, a crafts/gifts shop plus 3 cafes, some of which do a take-away service, are all close by. An excellent mobile Fish & Chip van is in the village every Wednesday evening too.

There's so much to do in the area, details of which are listed throughout this website. In brief though:

For Cyclists - We're on the Sustrans A9 route, with excellent local mountain biking. Downhill mountain biking at Wolfrax (Laggan) is only 12 miles away. We have a covered, secure bike shed too.

For Walkers & Climbers - There are Munros in every direction and we're more than happy to offer advice on conditions and access when you're here. There's excellent local rock climbing on Creag Dubh and Kingussie crags and Winter Climbing at all ability levels in the Cairngorms and at Creag Meagaidh. Newtonmore is central for all walking in Scotland, including the local 'Wildcat Trail'.

For skiers - Cairngorm is 23 miles, Aonach Mor 44 miles, with brilliant touring terrain on the doorstep.

Canoeing & Kayaking - Paddling rivers close by include The Truim, Avon, Spey, Roy, Spean and Calder, or more sedately on Lochs Insh and Morlich, where instruction is available for beginners.

Sailing - nearby Loch Insh provides excellent sailing and instruction is available for both beginners and advanced levels.

For Birdwatchers - there's the RSPB reserve locally on the Insh Marshes, plus the famous Osprey reserve at Loch Garten.

Anyone for tennis? - Newtonmore has 3 all weather courts 150 yards away.

Fancy a round? - It is just 150 yards to the first tee of Newtonmore Golf Course - par 68, 18 holes. There's also Kingussie Golf Course - 3 miles.

Pony Trekking - there are two centres offering top quality trekking nearby.

waltzing_watersFishing - try fishing at Loch Insh (Salmon and Trout), Lochan Uvie (Pike) or the River Spey (Salmon and Trout).

Local Visitor Attractions include, Waltzing Waters, the Clan MacPherson Museum and the Highland Folk Park in the village itself plus the excellent Highland Wildlife Park just 5 miles away.

If you haven't already done so, check out our Hostel Facilities or our Self-catering Cottage plus our unbeatable prices for either before making your booking.

The hostel can easily accommodate a maximum of 18 guests in 4 separate rooms.

We have two 6-bedded rooms, two 3-bedded rooms and all our beds are equipped with bed-side lights for your convenience. Each bedroom is lockable by combination lock for your security.

The hostel has two, top-quality power showers, three WCs, 6 wash hand basins and there's an outside tap for muddy gear.

There are full toilet & bedroom facilities to Category Two level - assisted wheelchair grading.

You can relax in our comfortable lounge/dining area, which has a traditional open fire, TV and video too.

There are comprehensive self-catering facilities with a fridge, microwave, 2 cookers, a toaster, plenty of cutlery, crockery and pots & pans. There's 24 hour, non-stop hot water for drinks in the kitchen and you'll not have to fiddle with coins in meters - there are none! All the coal, kindling and wood are also provided.

There is a payphone in the lobby, there are no extra charges for using the automatic washing machine (the powder is only 50p too!) and our small but efficient drying room with de-humidifier has been described as simply brilliant.

Our level on site, off road parking for 9 cars completes the Strathspey Mountain Hostel picture.

Now check out the self-catering cottage, the massive range of activities in our area and our unbeatable prices before booking or go back to our homepage.




What to do in Newtonmore

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For local village walks you can download the Newtonmore Paths Leaflet