About the Area
Glenfeshie Hostel sits in a the stunning Cairngorm National Park, surrounded by some of the most picturesque locations. Not far from Loch Insh, and alongside the River Feshie, it’s a place of true awe. The park itself is the largest in the UK, and covers parts of Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland, Angus and Perth and Kinross.
The vast natural space has attracted an array of wildlife, including Golden Eagle, Osprey, Dotterell, Capercaillie, Crested Tit, and several other bird species. It’s also home to pine martens, red squirrels, deer, badgers, wildcats, water vole, and otters. So, be sure to pack your binoculars, because there’s certainly plenty to see.
The River Feshie is an ideal spot for fishing too. These waters are typically full of brown trout and sea trout, with salmon also visiting in the right conditions.
There are more than 50 munros to walk in the Cairngorm National Park alone, with Glenfeshie Hostel offering direct access to Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a’Bhlair. Vast forests, fragrant juniper fields and views above the Uath Lochans are just some of the delights you might on your journey to the summit.
- 4 of Scotland’s 5 highest mountains are within the Cairngorm National Park
- The Cairngorms is the home to the Scottish Crossbill – the only bird unique to Britain
- The park covers 3,800 square kilometres. (That’s 40% larger than the Lake District.)
- There are 52 summits that stand at over 900 metres
If you’re ready to experience it all for yourself, check availability at the Glenfeshie Hostel and book your stay online. Following the latest government rules, we’re currently only able to take bookings for you to stay with other members of your own household.
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.