Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rothiemurchus Forest near Aviemore, Scotland:

Rothiemurchus Forest near Aviemore, Scotland

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.A living Highland estate in the ownership of the Grant family since the 16th century, it is cared for today by Johnnie Grant 13th Earl of Dysart and 16th Laird of Rothiemurchus, his wife Philippa and their family.



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