11 Events at Mar Lodge Estate

  • Mountain Film Night

    Mountain Film Night

    Dates:Sat 14 Feb Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Mountain Film night at Mar Lodge Estate featuring three, short films with a mountain theme. Sponsored by Braemar Mountain Sports and Glenshee Ski and Snowboard

    Details


    Featured films:

    Between Places (52 Mins) – Four mountaineers go on their first expedition to unexplored areas of Greenland and look back on their past adventures.

    Five Months (15 Mins) – A group of Scottish free-skiers explore the limits of the highland back country over 5 months of the winter 2012 – 2013.

    Alone on the River (40 Mins) – In the heart of the Himalayas, five world class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure.

    Films will be shown in the Craggan Room in Mar Lodge. Refreshments including licensed bar available.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Feb 2015 : 19:30 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Tickets available from the Mar Lodge Rangers office or the Braemar Mountain Sports shop in Braemar village
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Dates:Sun 5 Apr Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Turn eggsplorer with us this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury Egghead!

    Details

    Each of our 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Trails is completely different – a great excuse to try your hand at more than one!

    Collect your Trail sheets from the Stag Ballroom. A chocolaty prize for each completed trail sheet.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Apr 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 013397 20164

    Booking:

    £2 per trail
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 23 Apr - Thu 30 Apr Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Don’t miss this early morning opportunity to view the breeding display of these magnificent birds as seen on BBC Winterwatch 2014 and (hopefully!) 2015.

    Details


    Jump in to one of our Landrovers and join a Ranger at one of our Black Grouse leks. Early morning start, but followed up with a hearty traditional breakfast in the Mar Lodge Dining Room (included in the price).

    Please bring binoculars and cameras if you have them.

    Alternative dates between mid-April and mid-May are available by arrangement – minimum group size 3; maximum 8.

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00
    • 25 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00
    • 30 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 25.00
    • Child : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Ranger service on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Places limited, booking essential
  • Mar Lodge Evening Stroll

    Mar Lodge Evening Stroll

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 4 Jun - Thu 27 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join us for an evening stroll around the grounds of Mar Lodge with an opportunity to view the interior of the lodge and the famous Stag Ballroom.

    Details


    Our walk will take us along the river bank and through the gardens before heading into the lodge and ballroom.

    Learn about the fascinating history of this Highland estate along the way as well as keeping an eye out for wildlife.

    Finish the walk with a cup of tea or coffee and some shortbread (included in the price).

    Uneven terrain in some places, walking boots and waterproofs recommended. Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Jun 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 18 Jun 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 02 Jul 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 16 Jul 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 30 Jul 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 13 Aug 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 27 Aug 2015 : 19:00 - 20:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Rangers office on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Wildlife Walk

    Wildlife Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 13 Jun - Sat 15 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join a ranger at the Linn of Dee for a walk through the pinewood and out into more open moorland in search of wildlife.

    Details


    A leisurely walk through the Linn of Dee plantation and out towards Derry Lodge taking a look at some of the fascinating plants and fungi along the way.

    Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels, woodland birds such as coal tits, treecreepers and redstarts as well as tracks and signs of animal presence.

    If we are very lucky we may see black grouse and golden eagle. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

    All welcome, no experience necessary.

    Meet in the Linn of Dee carpark
    Waterproofs and good sturdy boots recommended Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Jun 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00
    • 27 Jun 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00
    • 04 Jul 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00
    • 18 Jul 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00
    • 01 Aug 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00
    • 15 Aug 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call the Rangers Office on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • Nature Detectives

    Nature Detectives

    Dates:Thu 23 Jul Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Explore and discover the hidden delights of the picturesque river and woodland of Glen Quoich. What animals might we find here? Don't forget your wellies!

    Details


    Grab your wellies and join a Ranger in Glen Quoich to go in search of clues left behind by the animals that live there.

    We will walk along the river bank looking for aquatic animals before heading into the Pinewood in search of minibeasts and other woodland animals.

    Who knows what creatures or signs we will find!!

    Wellies and waterproofs a good idea. Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Jul 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Family : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Rangers Office on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • The Lairig Ghru - 'The Dark Pass'

    The Lairig Ghru - 'The Dark Pass'

    Dates:Sat 8 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join us on a high level guided walk through spectacular scenery in the Cairngorms National Park

    Details


    Traverse the Cairngorms through this iconic high mountain pass. Climbing gently to an altitude of 835m the Lairig Ghru passes through some of the wildest land in Scotland following old drovers routes.

    Led by a qualified Mountain Leader whose knowledge of this mountain pass is unrivalled and who can inform you on everything from the wildlife to the landscape.

    Although not steep this walk is long (approx. 20 miles) therefore a good general level of fitness is required.

    Good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing essential.

    Please bring lunch and snacks.

    Price includes return transport.

    Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 08 Aug 2015 : 08:00 - 20:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Rangers Office 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Places limited. Booking essential
  • Gathering Ceilidh

    Gathering Ceilidh

    Dates:Fri 4 Sep Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Celebrate the eve of the Braemar Gathering with a superb ceilidh band in the stunning location of Mar Lodge's Stag Ballroom.

    Details

    Come and enjoy a ceilidh in the spectacular Stag Ballroom, home to the Duke of Fifes impressive Stag’s head collection! Dance the night away to a live ceilidh band as well as enjoying a light supper.

    Price includes light supper. Licensed bar available.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Sep 2015 : 20:00 - 23:59

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call 013397 20170 or email Rebecca Rowe on rrowe@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Fascinating Fungi

    Fascinating Fungi

    Dates:Sun 13 Sep Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Ever seen a cauliflower fungus or a toadstool with teeth?

    Details


    Join us for a woodland walk looking at the fascinating array of fungi to be found in the pinewoods.

    Good walking boots and waterproof clothing recommended.

    Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Sep 2015 : 14:00 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 2.50

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Rangers Office 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 11 Oct - Wed 14 Oct Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the great spectacles of the Highlands as red stags battle it out for the chance to breed.

    Details


    Accompanied by a ranger you will walk approx. 4-5km along a landrover track to an area where red deer frequently rut.

    We will hopefully witness the magnificent stags showing off to one another and listen to their roars echo through the glens as they strive for dominance.

    Bring binoculars if you have them.

    Please wrap up warm as the weather can be cold at this time of the year.

    Tea and coffee will be provided.

    Warm, waterproof clothing and good walking boots essential.

    We will be walking back around sunset so please bring a torch.

    Sorry, no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Oct 2015 : 16:00 - 19:00
    • 14 Oct 2015 : 16:00 - 19:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Rangers Office on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Bonfire and Fireworks Evening

    Bonfire and Fireworks Evening

    Dates:Sun 1 Nov Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Come and see the sky above Mar Lodge lit up by fireworks!

    Details


    Fireworks display and bonfire.

    Enter the Best ‘Guy’ competition - the winning guy will be placed on top of the Bonfire to be ignited by a piped torch lit procession.

    Free event Burgers soup and soft drinks for sale.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Nov 2015 : 18:00 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call the Rangers Office on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    No booking required

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.

Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge (What is a Munro?).

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.

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.


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