We are surrounded by thousands of acres of moorland and forest, teeming with wild creatures. For information visit our Wildlife in detail page.A short drive north of the village takes you to the splendid Highland Wildlife Park. With its Polar bear, wolves & bison to name but three of its residents, it is really well worth a visit.
You can also get "up close & personal" with The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd near Aviemore and, if you wish, book a sled-dog ride through the forests. Both are great fun!!
The RSPB owns the nearby Insh Marshes Nature Reserve and just 30 minutes up the road, the Loch Garten Nature Reserve, home of the world famous Ospreys.
Further afield but still within easy reach, sightings of Golden Eagles, Ptarmigan, Dotterel, Ospreys, Buzzards, Capercaillie, Black Grouse & Snow Bunting await you.
We're sure that this list is not comprehensive but we promise to keep it accurate and up to date for you.
If you are interested in photographing our native wild animals & birds, Neil McIntyre, based near Aviemore, conducts excellent Wildlife Photography Courses and Workshops.