I had my stag up at Craggan Outdoors at the start of April, and had a great time. We elected to do clay pigeon shooting and quad bikes, and thought both were excellent.
While the centre had about 8 quad bikes, there was more than 8 of us, so we split into three small groups, which worked out really well. The quad route is mostly farm track to begin with, then we got onto the proper offroad track and started the real fun. Finally, there was a race track type thing we got to, with decent obstacles and plenty of mud - it was a perfect opportunity to improve on the skills learnt earlier and really chuck the bikes around. Every so often I'd look up and see the amazing scenery, I suppose the one disappointment was that I was too busy having fun to notice just how nice the area is.
Clay pigeon shooting next, having never done this I was quite surprised at how good I was at it. The clays site is about a 10 minute walk from the centre, make sure you've got decent shoes with you.
The centre itself feels like a mountain lodge, roaring fire on the go and great home cooking, particularly the cakes!! The coffee is good, which separated it from other outdoor activity providers I've been to. It's packed with board games and outdoor mags to while away the time. They do plenty of activities that we didn't get involved in, supposedly early April in Speyside is a bit cold for gorge walking which disappointed me somewhat.
The instructors are great, all very knowledgeable but chilled out, in that they're just out to have fun and aren't overbearing control freaks. They're also very willing to tailor the session to the group ability, so we found the quad leader would speed up as much as possible if we kept up with him, at no point did the event stop being challenging and start being easy which was just what suited my group perfectly.
I'd definitely go back, in fact I'm already planning a post wedding stag meetup to give me an excuse to come back, or I may just try and get my new wife into quad biking...
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