3 Events at Mar Lodge Estate

  • Mar Lodge Mountain Film Festival 2017

    Mar Lodge Mountain Film Festival 2017

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 10 Feb - Sat 11 Feb Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Enjoy six epic films showcasing mountain landscapes, extreme ascents in far flung corners of the world and the stories of the people who visit them, from the stunning location of Mar Lodge.

    Details

    Fri 10th Feb - 'Explore Night' THE LAST GREAT CLIMB (60') Leo Houlding and his team attempt a first ascent of Ulvetanna Peak in the stunning mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. NORTH OF THE SUN (46') Two Norwegian surfers spend nine months exploring and surviving on a remote arctic island. MAYBE (15') Peter MacKenzie skis the extreme and rarely visited gullies in the Nevis range. Sat 11th Feb - 'Extreme Night' SUMMITS OF MY LIFE (53') A breathtaking journey over the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of fulfilment. A LINE ACROSS THE SKY (40') Award winning ascent of the 'impossible' Fitzroy traverse in Patagonia by Alex Honnold. CHASING NIAGARA (30') Following Rafa Oritz's dream to kayak over the Niagara Falls and the journey to get there.

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL Discount - £16 per adult if booking both nights. Licensed bar and refreshments available. Tickets available from December from Braemar Mountain Shop, Ballater Outdoor Store and the Mar Lodge Ranger Base.

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Feb 2017 : 19:30 - 22:30
    • 11 Feb 2017 : 19:30 - 22:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720163 or email marlodgeestate@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Essential
  • Wildlife: Photography Holiday with Mark Hamblin

    Wildlife: Photography Holiday with Mark Hamblin

    Dates:Mon 15 May - Fri 19 May Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Mar Lodge Estate has teamed up with expert wildlife photographer Mark Hamblin to offer a unique, all-inclusive photography holiday at one of Britain’s finest wildlife sites.

    Details

    Suitable for photographers of all levels, we’ll be photographing some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, including ptarmigan, black grouse and red squirrel. In the evenings we will head back to our own private accommodation for a three course meal and a dram of whisky by the open fire. There’ll be the opportunity to go through photographs taken during the day, listen to Mark’s expert advice, and hear talks from the NTS ecologists about the challenges of working in such a unique place. This is a unique opportunity to take your photography to the next level and experience the Cairngorms in a truly special way. Target species include: black grouse, ptarmigan, red squirrel, red deer and mountain hare. There will also be an excellent chance of encountering golden eagle, pine marten, Scottish crossbill, otter, snow bunting and dotterel.

    Mark Hamblin has been working as a nature photographer since 1995. He has lived in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park since 2002, and has intimate knowledge of the land and its wildlife. Mark is a regular contributor to many of Britain's leading wildlife and photographic magazines. Price includes accommodation, meals and guides. You will need to provide your own digital SLR camera, with a minimum 300mm telephoto lens. Over 18's only.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 May 2017 - 19 May 2017 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 995.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential, only 6 places available.
  • Wild Autumn Landscapes: Photography holiday with Mark Hamblin

    Wild Autumn Landscapes: Photography holiday with Mark Hamblin

    Dates:Mon 23 Oct - Fri 27 Oct Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Mar Lodge Estate has teamed up with expert landscape photographer Mark Hamblin to offer a truly unique, all-inclusive photography holiday at one of Britain’s most beautiful sites.

    Details

    Suitable for photographers of all levels, this holiday will make the most of the autumnal light to take images of Mar Lodge Estate’s famous Caledonian pinewoods, stunning mountain views and dramatic fast-flowing rivers. Trekking deep into the heart of the Cairngorms during the day, in the evenings we will head back to our own private wing of Mar Lodge for a three course meal and a dram of whisky by the open fire. There’ll be the opportunity to go through photographs taken during the day, listen to Mark’s expert advice, and hear talks from the NTS ecologists about the challenges of working in such a unique environment. This is a unique opportunity for you to take your photography to the next level and discover the Cairngorms in a truly special way.

    Mark Hamblin has been working as a nature photographer since 1995. He has lived in the Cairngorms National Park since 2002, and has intimate knowledge of the land and its wildlife. Mark is a regular contributor to many of Britain's leading wildlife and photographic magazines. Price includes accommodation, guides and meals. You will need to provide your own digital SLR camera. Over 18's only.

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Oct 2017 - 27 October 2017 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 995.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential, only 8 places available.

Mar Lodge Estate occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covers some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK.

Within its boundaries are fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge (What is a Munro?).

The estate is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles: over 40% of the estate is covered by national and international nature conservation designations.


Braeriach Apartment

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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support the conservation of Mar Lodge Estate by joining or making a donation.

    The Linn of Dee car park is pay and display (£2 for non-members, free to NTS members) which contributes to footpath maintenance on the estate.

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star