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Rothiemurchus Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest at grid reference NH9209 near Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland, Scotland.Make your Aviemore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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.
Tours to Rothiemurchus
This is a large estate with a few different 'entry' points depending on what you want to do. We parked in a designated car park (paid for)near Loch an Eilein. We did the circular 4 mile walk around th... more »
We did the quad bike trek tour and loved it. It was a little kitschy in that you had a follow a set out path, but the guide was great, everyone had a chance to be in front, it was a small group, and y... 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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