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Cairngorms National Park voted top place to visit

The Cairngorms National Park: Voted one of the top 20 places to visit in the World by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions and endless outdoor fun. The UK’s largest National Park offers masses of things to do including watersports, snow sports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes. There are lots of amazing places to go and things to do in the UK, so start planning your visit right now.  This is why we love the Cairngorms – all this on our doorstep!

Walking in the Cairngorms

If you love walking Grantown-on-Spey has fantastic  options right on the doorstep.  Step across the road from Ardconnel House and you find yourself in Anagach Woods which has a network of forest paths that wind through some of the most impressive woodland in the UK. From the viewpoint you can see the entire Cairngorms Range. The Grantown-on-Spey Paths leaflet gives you details on 8 walks including maps and further information about the area.

Grantown hosts the Highland Premier of Hamish Napier’s ‘The River’

Grantown-on-Spey  celebrates its birthday from 22 – 26 June with various events including the Figgot Fair on Saturday and Hamish Napier’s Highland Premier of his musical piece ‘The River’.  The River features a stellar band of Scotland’s finest folk musicians, including members of Admiral Fallow and Breabach. The piece brings to the surface vivid sonic images of occurrences, past and present, along the mile-long stretch of the Spey that flows past his home: enchanting natural beauty, hilarious anecdotes, tales from the darkest depths and musical wizardry.  Held at Grantown Grammar School Hall Doors 7pm. Show 7.30pm-9.30pm
£15 (£10 conc.) Tickets on the door or from ‘The Bookmark‘ Grantown-on-Spey, 01479873433

Winter in the Cairngorms

First snow of the season has arrived just as the Grantown Christmas lights were switched on last Friday.  Snow covered hills and forest paths means wildlife and their tracks are easier to spot.  Just across the road from Ardconnel House you can often see deer, golden eye, dippers, red squirrels and if you are very lucky Capercaillie!

Capercaillie in Local Woods

Capercaillie in Local Woods