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Rangers Report

Rangers Report In this blog the Ollie, our Head Ranger, gives us a short rundown of just some of the key activities the Rothiemurchus Ranger team was involved in 2023. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media and the blog to find out more about our Rangers and the important job they do here… Read more »

Harvest at Rothiemurchus Farm

The Farm Year – Where Timing is Everything

The Farm Year – Where Timing is Everything Prolonged snow and ice in early 2023 made for a tough daily routine on the farm, with a sledge hammer required to break ice on water troughs each morning for many weeks. It also meant a challenging spring calving, with more calves than usual requiring help. But… Read more »

Highland Cow in the snow at Rothiemurchus

Festive Opening Hours

Season’s Greetings from Rothiemurchus! As we gear up for Christmas and New Year, we wanted to let you know our plans for the next few weeks. Rothiemurchus will remain open throughout the festivities, with a few exceptions: The Farm Shop will be open daily from 9.45 am to 4.30 pm (closed on Christmas Day). The… Read more »

Weddings in the Tipi at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore

Weddings at Rothiemurchus

New Wedding Partnership with Wide Sky Weddings Rothiemurchus is thrilled to announce its partnership with Wide Sky Weddings, wedding planner, to provide an exceptional experience to couples tying the knot at the Tipi. As an independent Destination Wedding Planner located in Nethy Bridge, Wide Sky Weddings will extend their Full Wedding Planning service to all… Read more »

Family Activities near Aviemore

Family Fun at Rothiemurchus this Summer!

Family Fun at Rothiemurchus this Summer We are thrilled to share just a few of the exciting things happening at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore this summer in this blog! While it’s impossible to cover everything here, you can find more detailed information on each of our activities on the Outdoor Activities pages of our website. The… Read more »

Rothiemurchus upgrades to path network

Paths to the Future

  Rothiemurchus’s core path network has always been well used and is absolutely integral to our conservation efforts. It’s important that the paths are kept in optimal condition so that we’re all able to minimise disturbance to the wildlife refuges around them. However they also need to provide safe and comfortable access routes for our… 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 »

Lochan Deo 1964

Lochan Deo, Regeneration of the Caledonian Pine Forest – progress pics

Lochan Deo, Regeneration of the Caledonian Pine Forest The photographs below show regeneration of the Caledonian pine forest between 1964-2022, centered around Lochan Deo at Rothiemurchus. The dates of each photo are 1964, 1974, 1979, 1994, 1999, 2007, 2022.     The Lochan Deo area was subject to a forest fire in the 1930s. Sometime… Read more »

Neil Dakin, donation to Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team

Our wonderful volunteer, Neil Dakin, has raised £635.78 for charity

Our wonderful volunteer, Neil Dakin, raised £635.78 for Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and Cancer Research UK   Earlier this year our wonderful volunteer, Neil Dakin, shaved his head… all in the name of charity!  His chosen charities were Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and Cancer Research UK and he raised a fantastic total of £635.78 in… 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 »