- TThe Cairngorm mountains and surrounding area have recently been designated as Scotland’s second National Park. The scenery throughout this area is characterised by broad, gentle high mountain plateaus cut by deep glens and corries, with lower slopes of ancient woodland and lochs lying deep in the mountains. We’ll be based for the week in the area of Newtonmore, lying at the head of the Spey valley and geographically more or less at the centre of Scotland.
- From here we have access to some of the best Scottish mountains – the magnificent Cairngorm plateau to the east, the beauty of Loch Laggan and the Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve to the west and the wilderness of the Monadhliath just a stone’s throw away.
- In addition to some fine mountain scenery, this area also provided the scenic setting for the BBC series ‘Monarch of the Glen’; our week would not be complete without an exploration of some of the country in and around the famous ‘Glen Bogle’ – the fictional estate filmed around Loch Laggan and the Strathspey area.