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Things to do

If you’d like to spend time at the Mill of Dess Lodge

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

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Fishing

The fishing at Lower Dess is on an exceptionally attractive, secluded left bank stretch of the river Dee which can be fished at low, medium and high water.

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Golf

Some of the top golf courses in the world are located within an hour’s drive of Mill of Dess. The Lodge provides a perfect base to challenge your Links skills.

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Shooting

Some of the best grouse shooting in the UK is available less than 30 miles from the Lodge at the Invercauld Estate.

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Walking

For those of you keen to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Aberdeenshire, the Walk Highlands website.

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Cycling

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has recently awarded Scotland the world’s top mountain bike destination for the second year running.

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Riding

Only eight miles away from the Lodge you will find the Glentanar Equestrian Centre which offers safe, quality riding.

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Birdwatching & Wildlife

The Lower Dess Estate offers a phenomenal range of wildlife from roe deer and red squirrels to a bird list of 76 species.

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Relaxing

Indulge in a little “Me Time”.

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Dining

The team at Mill of Dess Lodge can of course provide lunch by special request. However, you may wish to explore some local treasures.

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Speyside Whisky Tours

The biggest region in terms of production, half of all Scottish distilleries can be found here.

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Castles

There are several historic castles to visit in less than half an hour from the Lodge.

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Shopping

In addition to an excellent selection of local and craft shops, Brodie Country Fare is a couple of hours drive away but well worth the trip.

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Art

The Mill of Dess Lodge is at the centre of a vast and rich array of cultural and historic venues.

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Deeside Activity Park

Just a mile from the Dess estate is the award winning Deeside Activity Park.

A big thank you to everyone who made our stay so comfortable.

Robert G R Smith, 2015