Whether it’s walking, skiing, shooting or fishing, your outdoor adventure starts here

The Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area is a dream for any outdoor enthusiast and world-renowned for it’s stunning walking and mountain-biking routes. It’s also a Mecca for field sports enthusiasts, with a range of options available.

For children, we have an adventure playground next to the house, and boating on the loch (a small rowing boat is provided). There’s also an excellent stretch of river for fly fishing and an amazing array of wildlife on show, in particular the red squirrels that often eat from the bird tables just outside the house!


We have 2 fly rods available in the house for free brown trout fishing on our loch. Salmon fishing is also available on our 2-mile stretch of the River Shee. Permits and a ghillie can be arranged.

Play park

There’s a substantial play park available for any children in your party, as well as a putting green and plenty of space for ball games on the front lawn.


There are numerous great golf courses within easy reach of Cray. For the real enthusiast, championship courses at Gleneagles and St Andrews are only an hour and half away.

Mountain guides, walks and biking

There are a wide selection of local rides and walks at different levels. We’re happy to make a few suggestions, or you can arrange a guide to help you make the most of the surrounding mountain ranges.


Winter skiing (usually December – March) is minutes away at the nearby Glenshee Ski Centre, the largest ski area in Scotland. There is a very good ski school and equipment can be hired at the ski area.

Stalking and shooting

For experienced stalkers, we are able to organise day trips in neighbouring Glenisla with knowledgeable local gamekeepers. You may even be able to bag a McNab!

Clay pigeon

We’re happy to organise clay pigeon shooting locally for groups of between 2 and 5. Great fun for both beginners and experts alike!


There are several local centres offering short and long treks through the countryside or up onto the moors. Hacks can be tailored to suit both novice and more experienced riders.

Highland games

There are many Highland games in the area during August and September, ranging from the famous Royal Braemar Gathering, to the intimate and friendly gathering at Glenisla. A great day out!

Glenshee Pottery and Visitor Centre

We recommend that anyone who visits Glenshee pays a visit to the Glenshee Pottery and Visitor Centre. As well as a great shop selling crafts, souvenirs and local products, they also serve delicious home made goodies, tea and coffee!