What you need to know

The Compass Christian Centre is situated half a mile off the A93 not far from the Spittal of Glenshee in the Cairngorms National Park. This makes the centre easy to reach but also sufficiently secluded to provide a tranquil and invigorating setting for your stay.

The Centre grounds extend to 35 acres of mixed grass, woodland, heath and a large pond and the three main buildings used by guests, the main lodge, the coach house and the sports hall are all within close walking distance of each other. All these centre building are within the centre grounds and the majority of the activities are also onsite. Guests are transported to offsite activity locations, such as the gorge walk or the climbing crag in our minibus.

Guests stay in either the main lodge or the coach house and the facilities in each are warm, comfortable clean and of good quality. Bedrooms vary in size, sleeping 2-8 people in mainly bunk bedded rooms. Most rooms are ensuite and the others have dedicated WC/shower-rooms adjacent.

The main lodge has two large well equipped lounges. One has an adjacent kitchen for tea/coffee and the other is a conference lounge with audio-visual equipment and a cinema-sized screen. The sports hall is open for the use of guests and there is a recreational area upstairs with table tennis, pool and table football.

Generally our packages are fully catered and our aim is to provide a range of dishes that are fresh, tasty and nutritious, served in our large dining room. We will seek to cater for special dietary requirements for people with allergies or medical conditions; please contact us to discuss in advance of your visit.


We aim to help children and young people adopt a healthy diet alongside a healthy and active lifestyle. We provide a range of dishes that are fresh, tasty and nutritious whilst being attractive to younger palates. Food is home-cooked on the premises and meals are served in our bright dining room on the lower floor. Individual dietary requirements can be met by prior arrangement.


Safety and Standards

The safety of guests is a high priority for Compass. All aspects of our programme are managed in strict compliance with our Adventure Activity Licensing Service registration, which is renewed annually.

“The Environmental Health Department of P&K Council monitors our food safety and inspects the Centre on a regular basis.”

What to bring

There is no need to buy expensive equipment for your trip; all specialist and safety equipment for activities is provided and pupils can use our waterproofs, hats, gloves, scarves and boots at no extra charge.


Making a booking

To book your stay at Compass, we recommend that you contact the office to check on availability. We will then assist you through the booking process. 

To contact us you can call (01250) 885209 or email info@compasschristian.co.uk