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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  • Another magical weekend at Rothiemurchus!! This time we did clay pigeon shooting, pony riding and of course the quads again! Our large parties are never a problem no matter what we're doing and even.....  more »
  • 3 of us did the clay pigeon shooting. Our instructor Jon was absolutely fabulous. Guided us through the shoot and where we were going wrong which had instant results a lot of the time. A lot of fun...  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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