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Glenmore Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore PH22 1AD Scotland
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#15 of 26 Specialty lodging in Aviemore
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Speyside Trust Badaguish Centre is a place where you can explore and develop new and exciting skills in safety, amidst the superb forest and mountain scenery of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It is committed to Access for All and to programmes and facilities which offer equal opportunities in an integrated setting. We offer: 3-star VisitScotland Lodges, amidst the forest in a secluded area of Badaguish Centre in the Cairngorms National Park - idyllic surroundings at any time of the year!Three options but all one price, they provide plenty of space, sleeping from 10 to 17 depending on your sleeping arrangements. The Lodges modern and well equipped with the use of all on-site facilities. Our Wigwams are heated and fitted with robust wooden sleeping platforms providing comfortable overnight accommodation. The central sleeping platform is easily dismantled giving a spacious, light and versatile interior for daytime use - all foam and fabric conforms to relevant regulations/standards. Camping - Our six acres of grassland offers enough space to accommodate any group size up to 100. Available with modern showers and toilets and with/without self catering kitchen facility (when available), you couldn't ask for a better spot to pitch your tent and enjoy the fantastic scenery that surrounds you Facilities Sandy's Bothy Café - A social enterprise Café Restaurant for group bookings (12+ people),which is deal for small informal gatherings or larger functions (max 80 people),great venue for training sessions or meetings, and a great place for evening Meals, Light Snacks, Cakes and Goodies available from our Menu. Covered Sports Hall: A large, floodlit area laid with special soft flooring, complete with 5-a-side nets, basketball posts and floodlights operated through £1 tokens (available from the Site Warden). Open for all to use with exclusive use for larger groups bookable at no extra charge. BBQ Hut: Overlooking the pond and stream this open fronted, rustic stone hut has a log fire, a large BBQ and basic picnic seating. Can be used by all or booked for exclusive use by larger groups free of charge. The Hall: A larger dining/meeting room which seats approximately 80-100 in rows theatre style or approx 80 for dining purposes - it has its own fully equipped, self catering kitchen. Outside: There is an adventure play area, pond and stream and spacious outdoor area for family/group games. We are: A Charitable Trust providing a special service to people with disabilities, including a fully staffed programme and purpose built Activity Holiday Unit which people with disabilities can visit unaccompanied (24-hr respite care). Registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide residential care for people with disabilities. Operating within nationally accepted Care and Safety Guidelines
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sarahevansse wrote a review Oct 2022
Southport, United Kingdom56 contributions46 helpful votes
An excellent base for a beautiful race. Well organised and great support from the holiday makers for all the runners. I finished with a bruised bump on my head and blood dripping down my leg and I got some very kind sympathetic support approaching the end. A big PB and only superficial cuts so very happy. The surrounding area is beautiful for walking with woodland trails and mountain views. Loch Morlich nearby too. The accommodation looks awesome. Well worth an internet search
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Needs a car to access unless competing in the Aviemore Half Marathon or 10K where a free shuttle...
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Polarexplorer2006 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time staying in the pods as a base for our winter sports with our young family. It was clean, warm and more spacious than we expected. The cookhouse and showers are close by. We would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Morts L wrote a review Jan 2022
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Overpriced, oversold and way below the standard expected at this extortionate rate! Firstly I was unable to get into my pod upon arrival as they’d forgotten to put my key out. Secondly no wifi at all during my stay so complete waste of my time as I had to work in between the course I was attending on site. The pod (or wigwam as they call it) is basically just a cold upgraded garden shed and to heat it up you’ll have to pay extra and the same goes if you want to use any plug sockets (£2.80 to chase my MacBook!) Thirdly I was woken up by a workman who was doing some kind of tele/wifi work in my pod but as it was 7:30 I had to politely ask him to p off! Overall I was very disappointed of my stay and would not recommend it to anyone! Also I did not see ANY staff for a full 8 days!! No warden, no supervisor, no nothing even when I used the emergency number, someone picked up and then hng up on me! does not bode well in a real emergency!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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susan w wrote a review Oct 2021
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Went to stay in an Eco Pod at the weekend while on a swimming trip with friends. Got there on the Sat evening only to find I had booked the wrong date and the pods were fully booked !!! Thankfully the team were very understanding and instead arranged for us to stay in one of their lodges which happened to be available. It turns out it was much more suitable for us and allowed us to dry off our wetsuits etc in the dry room and enjoy a lovely morning swim at Loch Vaa the next day. We had a brilliant nights sleep and would highly recommend to anyone having an adventure in the area. Thank you Team Badaguish
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Fiona T wrote a review Sep 2021
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Stayed in a camping pod for 2 nights as a family of 5. Pod is comfy, warm and has a fridge, kettle and microwave. Plenty of space for all of us to spread out. Stunning location and the drive from the main road is simply beautiful. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Toilets and showers are spotless. WiFi worked really well in the pod which is a bonus with a teenager. Onsite catering provided by Speyside Kitchen is worth a visit the food is amazing and they can provide catering packages for your stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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DexxTravels wrote a review Sep 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom545 contributions253 helpful votes
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We opted for this wigwam stay due to the location and walk from Aviemore which is approximately five miles walk from the centre into the woods. Easy to get to via foot if you are walking via the Old Logging Way. We arrived after check-In time which is until 5pm so the site does self check-in in which they leave the keys in the door to the wigwam and you just head off there after checking in on the cairngorms track and trace. Probably the fastest check-in Iv'e ever done at a camping or wigwam site. The facilities were good for the size of the site with two toilet blocks, all clean and ready to use for visitors. There's also an electricity card box (You need to buy electric) but this didn't work for any of the pound coins we took along and we had about 30 of them... So we headed over to the wigwam and the electricity was plenty. There's a heater, microwave, kettle and fridge which is super convenient but absolutely nowhere to buy food or drinks on site which makes no sense. I was told by reception the closest place was about 5 miles (Aviemore) so it's lucky we purchased our stuff before we walked there! The site is clean, well presented and hosts Log Cabins, Wigwams and camping so there's an assortment of things to choose from. Our two night stay cost us £153.00 in total so it's around an average price for wigwams across Scotland. The site is very good in relation to it's location and walking distance from a fair few big walks which is ideal (And the purpose of our trip) and there's also a pub serving hot food/beers and drinks around 2 miles away at the loch. There's also a shop at the loch. The site also has WIFI for those needing it but it didn't work during the stay. You can connect to it but nothing loads. That's not important though as we were camping and I prefer not to have WIFI. Overall I'd recommend the place. It's suited to groups, Families, Clubs, Couples and pretty much everyone else. Our visit was a Tuesday Night until Wednesday night.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Wigwams are pre-allocated and sent via message on payment. 11-14 is a good location
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DKnight2014 wrote a review Aug 2021
Langport, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed with family, beautiful location, short drive to Loch and beach. Not too far from town. Lodge well equipped. Great value for money. This was our 1st stay in a Lodge, last time we stayed in a pod.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lynn wrote a review Jul 2021
United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed here for 3 nights beginning of July 21. Seven adults and two children, location is excellent and is in a beautiful setting,lodges (L7) are spacious and well maintained. The kitchen is well equipped but could do with a bigger fridge/ freezer and I would personally change the oven and hob to electric as the gas oven just never seems to come up to temperature , presuming it's LPG gas . The beds are comfortable mattresses are well-maintained which is extremely important, the showers/wetrooms could do with a little improvement, having to keep pushing the button to keep the shower on, also the shower heads themselves could probably do with being replaced, the wet rooms seem to be a good idea but in the small bathrooms upstairs can become quite treacherous even though you're a given a squeegee mop to move the water the floor can still be quite wet . The boiler and the hot water need to be checked as a bit of a shortage of hot water the boiler the pressure was at 0 this could be to do with the gas setup. I would probably add more outside seating as one picnic bench is not enough specially if the lodge was at capacity. Overall we had a good experience and I would stay here again if I was visiting the Aviemore area ,it's around 15-minute drive from the centre of Aviemore which has plenty of amenities.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gordon1985 wrote a review Jul 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We've stayed at Badaguish a couple of times now with the youth from our church. On both occasions we have stayed in lodges, and we find these are absolutely ideal. They all have twin bedrooms with en-suite facilities, and a large kitchen/dining room/lounge area which is great for the kids to enjoy free time together in the evenings. Each lodge also has its own barbecue, and the dishwasher is a useful time-saving luxury! The staff at Badaguish are always so friendly, and they will really go out of their way to help you have a successful event. The camp site is a nice size (not too big) and it lies in an extremely quiet, private setting. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities nearby, I can see our group coming back year after year. I certainly hope so!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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hopscotch24 wrote a review Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
The Badaguish Outdoor Centre is in a great location and the views from the pods are wonderful. The pods are spacious and cosy with the added benefit of a kettle, fridge and heater. The site is well kept with friendly staff but sadly very much let down by poor toilet and showering facilities at the Wigwam kitchen area. The water trickles and scalding warm. Moving forward with an upgrade to the facilities would be very much beneficial!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$87 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite?
Nearby attractions include An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) (4.4 km), Loch an Eilein (6.8 km), and Loch Morlich (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Route 7 Cafe, Anderson's Restaurant, and The Coffee Pot.
Does Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aviemore Railway Station (6.3 km) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (6.3 km).
Is Badaguish Wigwam & Campsite accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.