One of the top three mountain ranges in Scotland, the Grampian Mountains tip the balance with magnificent Ben Nevis and the wildlife rich Cairngorms.
An area that is lightly populated, the rugged Grampian Mountain range is one of the top three largest ranges in Scotland. This is where to find the area’s ‘WOW factor’, the vertiginous tops of Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui. It comprises a heather clad scenery to take your breath away and one that is so vast it makes up half of Scotland’s total surface.
The Grampian Mountains stretch along the south west to north east Highland Boundary Fault line and encompass the area known as the Great Glen and not forgetting Lochaber Hills and the Cairngorms.
Concealed within the particularly breathtaking Grampians, lies one of Scotland’s historic trails, that of Causey Mounth. A stone-worked route, it crosses an area rich in bog land from Aberdeen down to the south. Without Causey Mounth some might argue that many a century’s bloody battle might have been avoided.
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Aviemore, a popular location for last minute snow and mountain wear ‘must haves’ for holidays in the Cairngorms. A little piece of Highland paradise, Aviemore stretches along one high street and is found off the A9 (along the B9152) towards Perth.
A more perfect location than Aviemore, for a holiday or weekend break, does not exist. Ideally situated within the Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore sits on the doorstep of an area packed with fun and exciting things to do and see, the Rothiemurchus estate. With water sports at nearby Loch Morlich, sailing at Loch Insh, skiing up the Cairngorms and hiking through the Glenmore Forest Park, you’ll never be left wandering what to do next.
Water-sports paradise, Loch Insh, found in the charming Highland hamlet of Kincraig is situated in the path of the River Spey in the Strathspey and Badenoch region.
Another treat in store for visitors to the Highlands is that of stunning water sports idyll, the Loch Insh holiday resort.
RSPB Osprey Centre Loch Garten
In the heart of beautiful Abernethy Forest, at a location shared with stunning Loch Garten, lies the brilliant Osprey Centre. Packed with wildlife, bird and tree life, Loch Garten is famed for its resident Ospreys during the months of April to August.
Rothiemurchus is situated in the Badenoch and Strathspey region in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Rich in wildlife, views and activities, it has been a popular holiday resort and centre for over two hundred years. Within half an hour’s drive of Inverness Airport and at a moment’s notice, it is possible to find yourself swapping your everyday life for an active Highland holiday weekend.
Thinking of staying in the heart of the stunning Cairngorm National Park on the Rothiemurchus Estate? If you fail to find somewhere suitable here, you could try Aviemore, Kincraig or Boat of Garten and still enjoy the benefits of a central location in Speyside.
Loch an Eilein
Loch an Eilein, Gaelic for ‘Loch of the Island’, is a popular visitors’ attraction in the Scottish Highlands.
Watch the red squirrels and birds while enjoying a slice of heaven at the Inshriach Nursery’s Potting Shed in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands. This popular local attraction is, in my opinion, the cake-lover’s El Dorado!
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