Rothiemurchus, Aviemore

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Rothiemurchus Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest at grid reference NH9209 near Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland, Scotland.

The forest is popular for recreation and contains important European wildlife, including the osprey, Scottish crossbill, capercaillie, crested tit and wild cat.

Stretching from the River Spey to the high mountain plateau, Rothiemurchus sits within the Cairngorms National Park.

Much of the forest is within the Rothiemurchus Estate, in the ownership of the Grant family since the 1540. The estate is now owned and managed by Johnnie Grant, 13th Earl of Dysart and 17th Laird of Rothiemurchus, along with his wife Philippa and their family. In 2014, Rothiemurchus Upper Forest - covering 2,300 hectares - was sold to Forestry Commission Scotland, for £7.4 million.
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  • We stopped here for a pit stop on the way to Inverness. The place was buzzing with plenty of activity. We stopped to visit the farm shop/deli which is excellent, service was friendly too. We...  more »
  • We took our grand daughter pony riding twice. All the horses are so quiet and friendly. Fiona the owner was very knowledgeable and great with the kids. I would deffinately recommend.  more »
  • Incredible, wild forest with well marked routes. The tourist area has a cafe, shop and toilets with lots of activities leaving from the car park. I recommend heading off into the woods and enjoying the wild heart of Scotland.
  • Visit Scotland, this land has a magical feel. The scenery the history visit and immerse yourself you will never regret it.

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