Newtonmore is a fine base for touring, at the junction of the A9 - the Great Highland Road between Perth and Inverness - and the road to Fort William and the West.
Newtonmore is now known as the 'Walking Centre of Scotland'. The village has a 12Km trail all around it - The Wildcat Trail - passing by the River Spey, the River Calder and the beautiful Glen Banchor. There are dozens of other walks within easy reach of Newtonmore, from short strolls by the river to more challenging walks into the hills. For climbers, the central nature of Newtonmore means that all of the 4,000 foot plus mountains of Scotland are within easy reach, surrounded by a still wider choice of Munros, whilst just ten minutes away are the crags of Creag Dhu where some of the trickiest climbing routes in Scotland can be found.
The area is also great for cyclists with the mountain bike centre at nearby Wolftrax and many cycle tracks throughout the area.
Newtonmore Golf Course is a beatifully scenic course - open to all - and there are many varied courses within easy driving distance such as Kingussie Golf Course and the new Spey Valley Golf Course at Aviemore.
The Area of Badenoch and Strathspey makes up the western half of the Cairngorms National Park - the largest national park in Britain. Within the area are a host of attractions from the Steam Railway between Aviemore and Broomhill to the Cairngorm Funicular Railway and Britain's only Reindeer Centre.
The world-renowned outdoor Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore relates the history of the Highlander in a graphic and entertaining way and offers free admission. Kids and adults alike can spend many hours wandering this fascinating glimpse of life through many centuries.
Newtonmore has its Highland Games every year on the first Saturday in August. A great day out for all the family. Games are held throughout the Highlands during the summer months.
At the same venue - The Eilan - you can see our championship Newtonmore shinty team playing at home, if you are lucky, on alternate Saturdays.