|[Summer in Grantown-on-Spey]|
Grantown-on-Spey makes a quieter, more refined alternative to Aviemore as a base for exploring the northern part of the Cairngorms National Park. Set back from the River Spey, the town nestles amongst splendid Cairngorms scenery rich in wildlife: red squirrels, pine martens, capercaillie, red deer and mountain hare can all be found in the pinewoods and rolling hills surrounding the town - and ospreys during the summer months at nearby Loch Garten.
Name: Grantown-on-Spey ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NJ 032277 ///signature.lawn.grunt
Within walking distance
Name: Grantown Museum (not yet visited)
>> see separate post for Roches moutonnées ★★☆☆☆ (3 miles away)
Name: RSPB Loch Garten ★★★☆☆
Description: Key osprey location and capercaillie displays (depending on season), unspoilt Scots pinewood and lochs.
Location: Minor road 2 miles south of Nethy Bridge, G.R.: NH 981184 ///realm.drive.chew
Open (2018): Visitor centre (for osprey viewing): daily, April to early September. Rest of site: always
Cost (2018): Visitor centre: £5 (adults), £2 (children), free for RSPB members. Rest of site: free
Anything else? Capercaillie watch halted in 2018 at time of update - see official website for info.