Friday, 6 April 2018

Snow Roads Scenic Routes


SNOW ROADS SCENIC ROUTE



Distance: 90 miles (145 km) Start: Grantown-on-Spey End: Blairgowrie
This year is an especially exciting one for Scotland when it comes to road trips with the unveiling of the brand new Snow Roads Scenic Route. Due to launch officially later this year, this stunner of a route weaves through the outstandingly beautiful landscapes of the eastern Cairngorms as well as the charming Highland towns of Royal Deeside including Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul. Scaling the highest public road in Great Britain – the eponymous Snow Road – this driving route offers everything from castles to distilleries, tumbling waterfalls to free-roaming herds of deer. It’s also a dream to Instagram. Pull over at its three ‘Scenic Route Installations’, outdoor artworks that merge seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and are designed just so to allow you to capture that perfect shot.
Find our more about the Snow Roads Scenic Route 
Blog written by Sarah Clark and photograph taken by Sheena White 

Many thanks to www.visitscotland.com and www.visitcairngorms.com for sharing this information with Great North Lodges.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Spring in the Cairngorms National Park


2nd April 2018
Orphan Annie has just delivered the first lambs of Spring at the Highland Lodge Estate and it's triplets!!





Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Cairngorms National Park. 
This season is a time of days getting longer and the spring sunshine bringing growth and greenery everywhere with buds bursting and leaves unfolding. Birdsong reaches a peak and many flowers appear, in turn attracting insect-life, including bees and butterflies. Animals that hibernated over winter appear on the first warm days of spring so keep an eye out in early Spring for hedgehogs, newly emerged queen bees, frogs, toads, grass snakes, lizards and adders.



Many woodland flowers are at their best before the leaves are fully open on the trees. If you find carpets of bluebellswood anemones, wild garlic, wood sorrel and early purple orchids you can be sure it is an ancient woodland and likely to be good for many other kinds of wildlife too. So make sure you go on a Spring woodland walk – it will keep you healthy too!





Here's a glimpse of Spring in the Cairngorms courtesy of Wilderness Scotland:






For further information about booking a luxury, hot tub, spa experience holiday for your family and friends at The Highland Lodge Estate (sleeps 23) contact 
Great North Lodges on 01479 812266 or visit our website https://bit.ly/2lDmVou






Many thanks to www.wildlifewatch.org.uk and Wilderness Scotland.