Top 5 Views at Rothiemurchus

There are beautiful views all around Rothiemurchus, here are 5 of our favourites.

Loch an Eilein

From the shore, take in magnificent views of Loch an Eilein with its 13th century island castle. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path around the loch offers the chance to see wildlife such as red squirrel and crested tit.

Black Park to Tullochgrue Farm

From the Ski Road, take and keep to the public road signposted Black Park and Tullochgrue. As you clear the woodlands stunning views will open up to the left and right including this view towards Loch Pityoulish. Beyond the farm as you pass the cattle grid, you will see a large pine tree which you may recognise as the Rothiemurchus Logo!


Lochan Mor

Hidden in the forest, yet easily accessible by path from Rothiemurchus Centre is Lochan Mor, nicknamed ‘Lily Loch’ after the profusion of summer water lilies. Croft ruins lie on the loch shore and it is one of our best lochs to view waterfowl including goldeneye duck.


A little further on from the Rothiemurchus pine tree you will be treated to a spectacular view of the 3rd highest mountain in Britain, Braeriach. From here, you can also look directly into the great cleft between the mountains called the Lairig Ghru.

Quad trekking

A different way to take in the views of Rothiemurchus. Not only does this get you off the beaten path through woodland areas, you will also take in some great views of the Cairngorm Mountains as well as the chance to see animals such as roe deer and our famous hairy coos!

See our website for further details on our self guided walks and ranger led activities which are a great way to discover more of the spectacular views we have at Rothiemurchus.