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Walking at Rothiemurchus

Walking at Rothiemurchus
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Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted.

Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths.

You can purchase an Explorer card which is valid for 1 week and includes mnay benefits and discounts accross the Estate as well as a fantastic map of 3 guided walks around he Estate path network.

Children WelcomeDisabled AccessPetsCredit Cards Accepted

Walking at Rothiemurchus



Cairngorms National Park

PH22 1QH

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T. 01479 812345


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Opening Times

Loch an Eilein Visitor Centre is open all year round until dusk. Seasonal Gallery open form Easter through until October 31st. Also sells snacks, hot and cold drinks.

Other Information

Admission: At Loch an Eilein, the attended car park is open daily and the attendant can help you catch a glimpse of Crested Tits. Loch an Eilein is home to many rare and protected species. By parking here you are helping to care for the forest and the wildlife that depends on it. There is a dog exercise area where your dog can run free without alarming other visitors and wildlife. Rothiemurchus Explorer Includes a great map and other benefits: Adult: £1.50, Child: 50p Just want to park? Cars: £4.50 Friends of Rothiemurchus Park for free! Minibus: £15.00

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