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Free Ski. Ski hire and instruction Rothiemurchus Aviemore

Welcoming Free-Ski to Rothiemurchus

Welcoming Free-Ski to Rothiemurchus We are delighted to welcome the arrival of Free-Ski to Rothiemurchus. Free Ski will be located next to our cafe, The Barn, from the 22nd of December (or perhaps even sooner, if Cairngorm Mountain open earlier!). Read on for an introduction to Free Ski and the services that they will offer… Read more »

High on the hill was a lonely birch tree – but not for much longer!

High on the hill was a lonely birch tree – but not for much longer!       You may have noticed last month many water surfaces dotted with the small, winged seed (looking a bit like tiny fried eggs) and the catkin scales of silver birch. It is a bumper year for birch seed… Read more »

Cows at Rothiemurchus

No fence grazing for Rothiemurchus cows

Four Rothiemurchus cows are learning to associate the sound of music with a virtual fence to help improve the health of the forest. The forest and the animals and plants that call the forest home evolved in a time when animals such as aurochs grazed the forest floor.  Through most of the last millenium cattle… Read more »

High Fire Risk at Rothiemurchus - No Fires

High Fire Risk Across Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorms National Park

High Fire Risk Across Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorms National Park We need your help! High Fire Risk Rothiemurchus and the whole of the Cairngorms National Park are facing an extremely high fire risk due to a prolonged spell of dry weather. The consequences of a wildfire can be devastating, endangering wildlife, destroying habitats, homes, businesses,… Read more »

Rothiemurchus Falconry Display

Experience the Thrilling New Falconry Display at Rothiemurchus

Rothiemurchus Falconry Display, near Aviemore We’ve just added another feather to our cap of attractions! The Rothiemurchus Falconry Centre is introducing an awe-inspiring new activity that is set to captivate visitors of all ages. Get ready to be spellbound by the Rothiemurchus Falconry Display, where the ancient art of falconry meets modern-day excitement. In this… Read more »

Rothiemurchus Fishing near Aviemore

Rothiemurchus Fishing – Open for the Season!

Rothiemurchus Fishing near Aviemore We are delighted that Rothiemurchus Fishing near Aviemore is open for the 2023 season! Rothiemurchus Fishing is open Thursday to Monday (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 9.30am – 5pm. Rothiemurchus Fishing is set in spectacular surroundings with dramatic views of the Cairngorm Mountains. We offer Bait Loch Fishing, with tackle… Read more »

Rothiemurchus Farm

Rothiemurchus Farming Year

Rothiemurchus Farming Year 2022’s mild winter meant an early sowing of crops and a successful spring calving for both the Highlands and the crossbreed herds. Construction of a new cattle shed was completed in July and it is now home to 80 calves! By providing a winter home for our spring-born crossbreed calves they can… Read more »

Rothiemurchus Carbon Capture - Peatland Restoration

Capturing Carbon: harnessing the power of natural regeneration

Capturing Carbon: harnessing the power of natural regeneration In our continual effort to reduce carbon emissions across Rothiemurchus estate, we are using some innovative long-term approaches to capturing carbon. Woodland renewal and expansion We recently assigned 170 hectares (equivalent to 317 football pitches) for woodland creation, using natural methods to expand the ancient Caledonian Pine… Read more »

Soil biodiversity surveys

Soil Biodiversity Surveys

Soil Biodiversity Surveys on Rothiemurchus   Earlier this month a team from Naturemetrics, commissioned by Forest Research were on Rothiemurchus to collect soil samples from different woodland and nearby non-woodland habitats. With advances in DNA analysis scientists are exploring the means of monitoring biodiversity change, over time, by analysing DNA extracted from different soils. So,… Read more »

Wedding at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus near Aviemore

Weddings at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus

Weddings at Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus Loch an Eilein is a stunning location within Rothiemurchus, at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and close to Aviemore. Loch an Eilein is ideal for small, intimate wedding cermonies for up to 30 people, it’s the perfect setting for those couples who love Scotland and the outdoors…. Read more »