Rothiemurchus Forest

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Rothiemurchus Forest

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, but contains some of the most important wildlife in Europe, including the osprey, Scottish crossbill, capercaillie, crested tit and wild cat.

Stretching from the River Spey to the high mountain plateau, Rothiemurchus forms one of the most treasured areas of the Cairngorms National Park. Its natural splendour of forest, loch, glen and mountain has attracted visitors for centuries.

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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