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. Make your Aviemore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • We have been coming to this area for as long as we can remember, it is a great place to visit with so many walks through the forest, you can always find a nice isolated path to wander along. 
    We have been coming to this area for as long as we can remember, it is a great place to visit with so many walks through the forest, you can always find a nice isolated path to wander along.  more »
  • Thank you so much for a lovely fishing experience!Big thank you to Jamie who was extremely helpful with his advice!Great customer service!Me and my partner came with our 10 month old and we all... 
    Thank you so much for a lovely fishing experience!Big thank you to Jamie who was extremely helpful with his advice!Great customer service!Me and my partner came with our 10 month old and we all...  more »
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  • Fantastic experience. Quad bike trail was amazing especially the trail path. The bike was a bit heavy as compared to my previous experience of ATV and MTV at different locations but it was manageable. The price can be a little less. I paid £54 for one person per trail. My son enjoyed Little Landys ride a lot and the coordinator cum trainer was superb.
  • had some lovely soup and scones from the hatch, tasty food and generous portions. lovely place to have a lunch after a hike. there is a toilet and there are lots of stunning wee local shops with local produce

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