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Welcome to Rothiemurchus

Welcome to one of the most treasured areas of the Cairngorms National Park.

This stunning landscape is just waiting to be discovered – but how you do that is up to you. Sample Highland flavours in the Farm Shop or at The Barn Café, try a new outdoor activity in the safe hands of our experts, or buy or download our maps to enjoy an unforgettable walk or pedal.

Rothiemurchus stretches from Braeriach, Scotland’s third-highest mountain, to the River Spey at Aviemore. Where will your journey take you today? It’s time to get out and discover your Rothiemurchus.

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Loved by generations, cared for by you...

For over 450 years my family and many others have loved this inspirational place. It has been their livelihood, enjoyed, fought over, sung and written about, painted, photographed, filmed and visited, again and again.

Nature and people live in harmony in Rothiemurchus. At its heart lies one of the largest areas of ancient forest in Britain, with an extraordinary variety of wildlife that depends on it for survival.

We all care for Rothiemurchus.

Thank you
James Grant

"One of the glories of Wild Scotland"

Sir David Attenborough

Make the most of your visit

Make the most of your visit


The one thing we can guarantee is that it’s changeable!


Become a Friend of Rothiemurchus

An annual membership scheme for individuals or couples. Provides discounts around Rothiemurchus, free parking at Loch an Eilein, a free Explorer map and your choice of a greetings card or two postcards from the Farm Shop.

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Help us care for Rothiemurchus

Many people return to Rothiemurchus year after year, decade after decade. Locals live, work and play here. Thanks to the slow and steady work of native plants and animals combined with careful land management, this has become a unique and special place. We can all take action to protect Rothiemurchus for future generations so they can enjoy it as much as we do.

“Conservation does not happen by accident.
A combination of sensitive use now and long-term planning will safeguard this special parcel of land, and give us something to pass on to future generations that we – and they – can be proud of.”

James Grant, whose family have lived at Rothiemurchus and stewarded the land for over 450 years.