Cairngorm Bird and Wildlife

Each season of the year offers something different to visitors to the Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park in particular, even Autumn and Winter with the frosty mornings and wonderful night skies.

There is, of course, still an abundance of wildlife with a wide variety of birds and red squirrels on the feeders we put out in the cottage gardens throughout the year. There are also hares and roedeer in the neighbouring fields and often birds of prey overhead.

Wildlife photographer Karen Miller stayed in one of our cottages in February and has written a blog about her experience as well as taking some genuinely amazing pictures.

The link to her blog is:-

Living my Wildlife Dream (Temporarily)

The Cairngorms is a very peaceful area with the roads quiet compared to other areas. The mountains, lochs, forests, beaches and wide open spaces make it a wonderful area to explore, including for families – whether on foot, bikes, in canoes or by car.

You can walk up the tracks to the top of Cairngorm, explore the numerous trails in Abernethy Forest, canoe on Loch Morlich or Loch Insh, visit the beaches at Findhorn or Nairn, or enjoy the adventure park at Landmark in Carrbridge. The city of Inverness is close by, as is the Wildlife Park at Kincraig , Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield.

We offer weeks throughout the year, with shorter breaks available during the off peak months.

Welcome to Upper Finlarig Cottages.


Dulnain Bridge,
Near Aviemore,
PH26 3NU

Peter Strother:
Tel: 01479 851209 or Mobile: 07747417121.

Cairngorms National Park