Rothiemurchus Forest

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Rothiemurchus Forest

Rothiemurchus Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest at grid reference NH9209 near Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland, Scotland.

The forest is popular for recreation and contains important European wildlife, including the osprey, Scottish crossbill, capercaillie, crested tit and wild cat.

Stretching from the River Spey to the high mountain plateau, Rothiemurchus sits within the Cairngorms National Park.

Much of the forest is within the Rothiemurchus Estate, in the ownership of the Grant family since the 1540s. The estate is now owned and managed by Johnnie Grant, 13th Earl of Dysart and 17th Laird of Rothiemurchus, along with his wife Philippa and their family. In 2014, Rothiemurchus Upper Forest - covering 2,300 hectares (5,700 acres) - was sold to Forestry Commission Scotland, for £7.4 million.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munro, Alistair (17 April 2014). "Forestry Commission buys Rothiemurchus forest". The Scotsman. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 57°09′33″N 3°47′14″W / 57.1591°N 3.7872°W / 57.1591; -3.7872