Aviemore’s Annual Walking Festival!

For so long the Mecca of those who enjoy the great outdoors, Aviemore is delighted to be staging it’s third Walking Festival from 7th to 15th of May 2005. This is a time of year when the area usually enjoys extremely good, sunny weather and the rivers run fast and clear with the snow melt off the mountains. It is also a time when the trees and shrubs show off their summer finery in a bold display of vivid greens while the abundant wildlife is hectic (and often noisy) with its annual rituals of housekeeping and preparing for a season of rearing and feeding it’s young.Aviemore nestles in the broad expanse of the Strath of the mighty River Spey, between the stunning beauty of the mountains in the Cairngorm massif and the haunting magic of the Monadhliath mountains – both with their caps of spring snow. Crystal rivers and lochs sparkle from the shadow of the Caledonian Pine Forests while the moors and peat hags cast their own special spells.

So come and enjoy the best of British countryside with fine walks, through magnificent scenery. Our programme offers plenty for everyone – short leisurely strolls through forests and along river and loch banks to more strenuous hill walks to the remaining snowfields at over 4,000 feet high.

When you are not out in the countryside, you can relax at exhibitions, talks, workshops, ceilidhs and some of the best of that famous Highland Hospitality!