Biallid Activities

Fishing Holiday in Scotland

Biallid House offers two and a half miles of salmon and trout fishing on the River Spey, as well as one and a half miles of trout fishing on the River Calder, which runs alongside the house and can easily be accessed.

The Scottish Highlands are the ideal haven for lovers of this relaxing pastime with its diverse landscape and range of rivers. Biallid's excellent location allows guests to take full advantage of the local fishing and gives them the opportunity to test their fly fishing skills.

Please note all fishing rights are included in the price of your booking at Biallid House, which has unlimited fishing rights on both the River Spey and River Calder.

Golf Holiday in Scotland

There is a wealth of golfing opportunities in the Scottish Highlands for fans of the sport. Whether it be parkland or links, golfers of all abilities can enjoy a variety of championship golf courses or 'hidden gems', which will test your skills and provide plenty of enjoyment.

When staying at Biallid House, the owners are able to recommend five exceptional courses that offer different challenges. The closest golf course is located in Newtonmore, just a short drive or brisk walk from the house. The furthest that is recommended is the Royal Dornoch, which is around a 90 minute drive.

Horse Riding

Biallid is excellently located for lovers of horse riding with Newtonmore Riding Centre just three miles down the road. This lovely stable yard is owned and run by friendly staff that are more than happy to provide rides in the local countryside, as well as give those that need it more riding experience. Anyone a little apprehensive about horse riding can also just pop round to spend more time with the large range of horses and ponies that are at the stables.

Hunting Holiday in Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland are renowned for offering unrivalled hunting and shooting opportunities. Locally, Biallid's guests can be given the opportunity to experience this ultimate sporting challenge.

Biallid House has an alliance partnership with the Kingussie based Dunmhor Sporting, that allows guests to spend up to five days with the team at Dunmhor, where numerous hunting and shooting packages are available.

Guided by Graham Christie and his team of experienced Game Keepers and Stalkers, Biallid's guests will be able to embrace the challenge of stalking in the Scottish Highlands, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Dunmhor Sporting has a global reputation for providing first class hunting and shooting; the group's client base extends all over the world with many returning year on year to enjoy this highly unique Highland experience.


Newtonmore is set in the upper Spey Valley, which curves around the northern tip of the Cairngorms. It is the ideal base for walkers with a good range of paths to suit all abilities in the area.

The 10km Wildcat Trail is a circular path around the village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorm National Park. Passing by rivers and crossing open moorland, the path is ideal for fans of walking and can be completed either in its whole or by sections, meaning it is ideal for all abilities.

Named after Newtonmore's association with the Scottish wildcat, the path takes visitors through a gorge and past one of the area's beautiful waterfalls. Along the way you may also spot a few of the wonderful wild orchids and other flowers that grow in the area. Of course, the views from the Wildcat Trail are also breath taking with the mountains of both Cairngorm and Monadhliath visible from many sections of the path. Completing the entire trail takes around three hours and is only suitable for those in good health and with good fitness levels.

Another three to four hour walk that has ties to the Clan Macpherson is that of Creag Dubh. This pretty mountain is one of the most prominent from the village of Newtonmore, and its name is the battle cry of Clan Macpherson. Reaching the peak can be difficult with steep and rough patches but the views from the top are spectacular. There are also massive crags in the area, so please make sure you are able to navigate your way safely.

For a more gentle stroll in the local area head to Gynack Burn near Kingussie where you can enjoy a walk with clearly marked paths. It takes around an hour to walk this trail but if you are an enthusiastic walker you can carry on to Creag Bheag and Tom Baraidh. A second easy walk that is also very beautiful is that around Pattack Falls and Druim an Aird. The magical landscape here is wonderful, and includes gorges, waterfalls and the ruins of Druim an Aird, a deserted village.

Water activities

On Lock Inch (8 miles away) you will find a range of sailing, canoeing and windsurfing activities for those that love the water sports.

Booking Biallid

To book your holiday at Biallid House, please visit the Booking and Availability page. Contact us if you have any questions. 01271 377432