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Best Places to see Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Whether you are a returning visitor or thinking about coming to the Cairngorms for its wildlife, then this may help you decide. There is no mistaking that the Cairngorms National Park is abundant with wildlife that many visitors hope to see on a visit to the area. Speyside Wildlife is

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Wildlife playing a part in Christmas Traditions

During the festive period, wildlife also have an important part in Christmas celebrations around the world and here in the Cairngorms. Whether it’s in Christmas songs, stories, decorations, wildlife has a part in this busy time of year. Our National Bird – the Robin Birds are often a feature of

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NE250 with Julian Sykes and Kate Mennie

Starting with the Cairngorms National Park on the NE250 This was an inaugural (and not our last) tour of the ‘NE250’, a road trip of 250 miles around the North East of Scotland. The tour took in the counties of Aberdeenshire and Morayshire which, like the weather, was terrific. Our

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Spring in the Cairngorms

With only a few days of snow flurries, March into April has been reasonably mild in the Cairngorms, with daffodils making an early appearance and bird becoming very vocal. Some migrants like the Waxwing and Brambling are still being seen but frog spawn can be seen in many ponds and

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Scotland’s Big 5 – Wildlife in the Cairngorms

There is no doubt that people visit Scotland for it’s wildlife. It is no African safari, but Scotland has its own unique ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, that are said to be the reasons why wildlife enthusiasts visit this varied country. Out of the five, four of the species can be

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Speyside 24/7 Holiday – witness change in the Cairngorms!

Stepping outside our fabulous accommodation in Speyside at The Steading, you are instantly immersed in the sounds of Spring in the Cairngorms. Join us on our ‘Speyside 24/7’ holiday as Tree Pipits sing high, crossbills chirp amongst the pines and Ospreys call by the river. With a backdrop of snow-capped

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Winter Survival for Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Winter is a harsh time for all, especially the wildlife that calls the Cairngorms home. With short daylight hours, gale force winds and layers of ice and snow, making searching for food a daily battle. As humans, we adapt to the changeable weather by wearing layers of clothes, seeking shelter

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January in the Cairngorms

The first month of the new year is over and we look forward to the year ahead. Until the middle of January, the Cairngorms had experienced quite a mild Winter, with garden flowers starting to bloom. With a fresh layer of the snow, the countryside has gleamed, perfect for Winter

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