The UK’s Largest Sled Dog Rally
The Aviemore Sled Dog Rally is a highlight of the winter events season in the Scottish Highlands. It has been an annual event since 1984 and has grown increasingly popular each year since. When first initiated there were just 12 sled dog teams competing. Now it is the UK’s largest sled dog rally and regularly attracts over 250 mushers and in excess of 1,000 sled dogs.
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Teams may consist of between two and eight dogs pulling a sled on trails. The course runs for between four and seven miles through the Glenmore Forest around Loch Morlich. Although the event is most spectacular when there is good snow, the race can still proceed when the snow is missing. Three-wheeled rigs that look like a tricycle (but without a seat) are used instead of the traditional sleds.
Although Siberian Huskies are still the main dogs competing, other race dogs include Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs,
If you would like to attend this event, Inverglen Guest House in Inverness is only a 40-minute drive from the course making it an ideal base for your stay. Just ask John (www.johnfridphotography.co.uk) for top tips on how to take great photos of this event.Check Availability
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