15 Events at Mar Lodge Estate

  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Black Grouse Dawnwatch

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

    Join a ranger at one of our Black Grouse Leks.

    Details

    Jump in a landrover and join a Ranger at one of our Black Grouse leks. An early morning start but worth it to see these magnificent birds displaying.

    Please bring binoculars if you have them.

    Price includes breakfast.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Apr 2016 : 05:00 - 08:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 26.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential, places limited.
  • Carn an Fhidhleir & An Sgarsoch

    Carn an Fhidhleir & An Sgarsoch

    Dates:Mon 23 May Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Climb Carn an Fhidhleir & An Sgarsoch in the company of our Ranger team.

    Details

    Cycle to Geldie Lodge before climbing two of the most remote Munros on Mar Lodge Estate. Bring your own bike or we can arrange a hire.

    Good general level of fitness essential as well as good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing.

    Full day walk.

    Led by a qualified mountain leader.

    This walk, as well as guided walks up any of the 15 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) on Mar Lodge Estate can be arranged on request if the dates advertised are not suitable (minimum group size 3).

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 May 2016 : 09:00 - 20:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Mar Lodge Evening Stroll

    Mar Lodge Evening Stroll

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 8 Jun - Wed 17 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join us for an evening stroll around the grounds of Mar Lodge.

    Details

    Walk around the grounds of this grand Victorian hunting lodge, and learn about the history and wildlife of the estate with one of the Ranger team. An opportunity to view the Duke of Fife’s antler collection in the famous Stag Ballroom.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits included in the price.

    Children under 16 go free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 08 Jun 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 22 Jun 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 06 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 20 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 03 Aug 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 17 Aug 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • The Lairig Ghru

    The Lairig Ghru

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 11 Jun - Sat 6 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Traverse the Cairngorms through this iconic high mountain pass.

    Details

    Climbing gently to an altitude of 835m the Lairig Ghru passes through some of the wildest land in Scotland following old drovers’ routes.

    Although not steep this walk is long (approx. 20 miles) therefore a good general level of fitness is essential as well as good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing.

    Led by a qualified Mountain Leader.

    Price includes return transport.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Jun 2016 : 08:00 - 20:00
    • 06 Aug 2016 : 08:00 - 20:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 80.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Beinn a' Bhuird

    Beinn a' Bhuird

    Dates:Mon 20 Jun Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Accompany our ranger team up the 11th highest mountain in the UK.

    Details

    Join our ranger team for a walk up Beinn a' Bhuird. Experience stunning views across the Cairngorms and see mountain wildlife such as ptarmigan, dotterel and their chicks.

    Good general level of fitness essential as well as good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing.

    Full day walk.

    Led by a qualified mountain leader.

    This walk, as well as guided walks up any of the 15 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) on Mar Lodge Estate can be arranged on request if the dates advertised are not suitable (minimum group size 3).

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Jun 2016 : 09:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic

    Teddy Bears' Picnic

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 8 Jul - Fri 12 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Bring Teddy out for the day to experience the wonderful pinewoods in Glen Quoich.

    Details

    Bring Teddy on an adventure for some fun and games in the pinewoods of Glen Quoich.

    Aimed at ages 2-8 years old.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult and all teddies must be accompanied by a child!

    Please bring a packed lunch and a teddy.

    Adults and teddies go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 08 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00
    • 12 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Can you survive?

    Can you survive?

    Dates:Fri 15 Jul Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Part of our Mar Lodge Mini Rangers programme. Become a mini Mar Lodge Ranger by taking part in our Ranger training days!

    Details

    Try your hand at shelter building and wood carving.

    We will round up the session with a small fire in a Kelly Kettle and roast some marshmallows!

    Aimed at ages 7-12.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Adults go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Nature Detectives

    Nature Detectives

    Dates:Fri 22 Jul Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Part of our Mar Lodge Mini Rangers programme. Become a mini Mar Lodge Ranger by taking part in our Ranger training days!

    Details

    Calling all nature detectives!

    Put your explorer hat on and see if you can find some of the wildlife that visits or lives on Mar Lodge Estate.

    Aimed at ages 7-12.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Adults go free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Heaven & Hell on Mar Lodge Estate

    Heaven & Hell on Mar Lodge Estate

    Dates:Mon 25 Jul Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join our ranger team for a journey from heaven to hell on Mar Lodge Estate.

    Details

    Traverse heaven to hell on Mar Lodge Estate by climbing the Munros Devil's Point, Cairn Toul and Angel's Peak (Sgor an Lochain Uaine).

    Good general level of fitness essential as well as good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing.

    Full day walk.

    Led by a qualified mountain leader.

    This walk, as well as guided walks up any of the 15 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) on Mar Lodge Estate can be arranged on request if the dates advertised are not suitable (minimum group size 3).

    Dates & Times:

    • 25 Jul 2016 : 09:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Don't get lost!

    Don't get lost!

    Dates:Fri 29 Jul Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Part of our Mar Lodge Mini Rangers programme. Become a mini Mar Lodge Ranger by taking part in our Ranger training days!

    Details

    Learn how to navigate and have a go at finding your way your way home from the hills.

    Aimed at aged 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Woodland Art Attack!

    Woodland Art Attack!

    Dates:Fri 5 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Part of our Mar Lodge Mini Rangers programme. Become a mini Mar Lodge Ranger by taking part in our Ranger training days!

    Details

    Get creative with woodland materials and make a selection of woodland crafts to take home.

    Aimed at ages 7-12.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Adults go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • The Ben Macdui Horseshoe

    The Ben Macdui Horseshoe

    Dates:Mon 22 Aug Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Join our Ranger team for a climb up Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in the UK.

    Details

    At 1,309m high Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in the UK. Climb this mighty Munro as well as a few surrounding Munros en route.

    Good general level of fitness essential as well as good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing.

    Full day walk.

    Led by a qualified mountain leader.

    This walk, as well as guided walks up any of the 15 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) on Mar Lodge Estate can be arranged on request if the dates advertised are not suitable (minimum group size 3).

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Aug 2016 : 09:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • The Gathering Ceilidh

    The Gathering Ceilidh

    Dates:Fri 2 Sep Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    Enjoy a ceilidh in the famous Stag Ballroom.

    Details

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

    Licensed bar available.

    Price includes light supper.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2016 : 20:00 - 23:59

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720170 or email rrowe@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 16 Oct - Sun 23 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.

    Good general level of fitness required.

    (A shorter walk is available on Wednesday the 19th October for those less able).

    Please bring binoculars if you have them.

    Tea/coffee included in the price.

    Dates & Times:

    • 16 Oct 2016 : 16:00 - 19:00
    • 19 Oct 2016 : 16:00 - 19:00
    • 23 Oct 2016 : 16:00 - 19:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Booking essential, places limited
  • Bonfire and Fireworks Night

    Bonfire and Fireworks Night

    Dates:Thu 3 Nov Location:Mar Lodge Estate

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

    Details

    Come and enjoy a fireworks display and Bonfire at Mar Lodge. 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.

    Food and refreshments will be for sale.

    Free event (donations welcome).

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Nov 2016 : 18:00 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Not 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.

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.


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  • 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