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Loch Morlich Watersports

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Loch Morlich Watersports is 8 miles east of Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland, about 140 miles north of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Loch Morlich Watersports is open most of the year 9:00am to 5.30pm. Postcode: PH22 1QY. Phone: 01479 861 221.

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Sports catered for are: Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Mountain Biking.

The Boathouse has Changing Rooms and Cafe upstairs for Great Food and Views.

There is a Path all the way out from Aviemore, mainly through woodland, popular for Walking and Biking.

Glenmore Campsite for Camping and Touring is a few hundred yards east of Loch Morlich Watersports.

There are also Holiday Parks by Aviemore, with Caravans and Lodges for Holidays.

Loch Morlich is about 300m / 1,000ft above sea level.

View Large Images to view what it is like at 75 Fahrenheit / 24 Celsius in May, with Snow and Ice still on the Mountains.

Loch Morlich History

1891 - Sir Hugh Munroe completed a list of Scottish Mountains over 3,000ft, leading to large numbers of Hikers visiting the Highlands to hike all of these Mountains.

Of the 9 Mountains over 4,000ft in Scotland, 5 are by Loch Morlich, with Ben Macdui being the second highest Mountain in Scotland at 4,294ft, 1,309m.

The other 4 over 4,000ft are by Fort William, including the highest Mountain in Scotland, Ben Nevis at 4.409ft, 1,345m.

1961 - a Ski Resort was opened at the 4,084ft Cairngorm Mountain next to Loch Morlich. This led to a vast increase in tourism to the area.

It is unclear what year Loch Morlich Watersports began operating.

2001 - the Cairngorm Mountain Railway opened taking Tourists, Skiers, and Snow Boarders up to a Restaurant and Museum at 1,097 m / 3,599 ft.

2018 - the Cairngorm Mountain Railway was closed awaiting repairs, it is unclear when it will open again.

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