Mar Lodge Estate
Mar Lodge Estate is a traditional Highland estate and is also recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles and with nearly 8% of the Cairngorms National Park, with some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, and is home to four of the five highest mountains in the UK. It also and provides accommodation, as well as opportunities for highland sports ranging from stalking to fishing, climbing and walking.
Within its boundaries are stunning examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: the remainder the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. The estate takes in 15 Munros and provides excellent opportunities for walking in the mountains of the Cairngorms. There are several mountain bothies, as well as opportunities for wild camping, to facilitate access and enjoyment of the mountains.
There are opportunities for salmon fishing, deer stalking and grouse shooting on the estate; details of these sports, as well as accommodation and bookings, can be obtained from the Estate Office.
The estate holds several ceilidhs a year in the famous Stag Ballroom at Mar Lodge. Details and tickets for these are available from the Estate Office.
Open daily all year round
There is no admission charge to the estate
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Please keep dogs under control or on leads, especially during the bird nesting season, April-July.
During the summer months the ranger service offers a variety of guided walks to suit all abilities. Please telephone 0844 493 2173 for more details.
There is an easy access trail at the Linn of Dee car park.
Accessible parking and WCs are available at the Linn of Dee car park.
The area immediately surrounding the Lodge has a level tarmac surface but the wider estate has rough country paths.
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