The Cairngorms National Park is filled with amazing sights and wild adventures. The Rothiemurchus Estate, which is a 5-minute drive away from Ravenscraig Guest House, on the other side of the river Spey, is a great example of what the Cairngorms have to offer. Visiting the estate will allow you to enjoy a range of activities in truly stunning surroundings that have all been carefully managed. The family is committed to the sustainable management of their estate so that the forest and the wildlife can continue to thrive.
On the estate, there are two options for great food and drink. The onsite farm shop and deli proudly serves local produce. You can get your hands on some amazing Highland beef, wild venison and rainbow trout, and even heather honey. The Druie cafe is a great choice for a hearty breakfast or a tasty lunch of locally sourced seasonal produce. The walls are also a feast for your eyes as they are decorated with pieces from the Loch an Eilein Gallery. So sit back and relax here, while planning your next adventure.
There are few places that offer so many activities in one location. For example, if you want to get close to nature, you can enjoy unforgettable wildlife photography sessions. To explore the grounds you can take to ponies, quads, segways or something more traditional like a bike or even your own two feet. You can fish, shoot bows and arrows, or let the rangers take you an adventure.
The estate is home to a wide variety of wildlife. To get a chance to see it, all you need to do is take a walk. A stroll around the loch is a great option. The 5km loop will give you the chance to see the red squirrels, the Scottish crossbills or even the crested tits, that call the estate home. If you visit in summer, you might even be lucky enough to spot Ospreys fishing in the loch.
In short, a visit to the Rothiemurchus Estate will give you a real taste of the Cairngorms.