About the Area
Glenfeshie Hostel lies within the recently created Cairngorms National Park. The park covers an area of 3,800 sq kilometrs and is 40% larger than the Lake District. The Park stretches from Grantown on Spey to the heads of the Angus Glens, from Ballater to Dalwhinnie and Drumochter including much of the Laggan area in the southwest and a large area of the Glen Livet estate and the Strathdon/Glen Buchat area.
4 of Scotland’s 5 highest mountains are within the Park, there are 52 summits over 900 metres.
The Cairngorms is the home to the Scottish Crossbill, the only bird unique to Britain. Golden Eagle, Osprey, Dotterell, Capercaillie, and Crested Tit are just a few of the bird species found here.
The national park is home to a wide variety of animals – including pine martens, red squirrels, badgers, wildcats, water vole, and otters.
Location – How to find Glen Feshie Hostel
Distances and times from major centres
- Edinburgh 125 miles / 2 ¾ hours
- Glasgow 138 miles / 3 hours
- Aberdeen 96 miles / 2 1/2 hours
- Inverness 42 miles / 1 hour
Grid Reference of Hostel: NH849009
OS 1:50,000 Landranger Map 35
OS 1:25,000 Explorer Map 402
OS 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure Map 3 – The Cairngorms National Park
Directions: Train stations at Kingussie (15km) and Aviemore (15km). Buses stop at Kingussie and Aviemore; a limited number stop at Kincraig (7km).
By car or bike: from Kingussie take B9152 to Kincraig. Turn right at Kincraig, down unclassified road, after 2 km turn left onto B970 towards Feshiebridge. After travelling 1.5km, cross the River Feshie, travel another 300mtrs and then turn right onto a road signposted hostel, follow for 4km.