7 Events at Mar Lodge Estate

  • The Lairig Ghru - 'The Dark Pass'

    The Lairig Ghru - 'The Dark Pass'

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 8 Aug - Sat 12 Sep 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:

    • 12 Sep 2015 : 08:00 - 20:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720163

    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 please call 01339 720163

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Mar Lodge Open Day

    Mar Lodge Open Day

    Dates:Sun 6 Sep Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    An opportunity to view the public rooms of Mar Lodge as well as the magnificent Stag Ballroom.

    Details

    An opportunity to view the interior of Mar Lodge, only open to the public twice a year, as well as the spectacular Stag Ballroom containing the Duke of Fife's antler collection.

    Displays about the variety of work carried out on this large Highland Estate, from deer stalking and maintenance to guided walks and weddings. Ranger led children's activities will also be available on the day.

    Booking not essential. NTS/NT members and children under 16 go free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Sep 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    Booking:

    Not 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 please call 01339 720163

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Mesolithic Footsteps

    Mesolithic Footsteps

    Dates:Sat 3 Oct Location:Mar Lodge Estate

    A walk to excavations of a hunter-gatherer site on Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms, with a site tour by Dr Gordon Noble.

    Details

    A walk from the Linn of Dee to excavations of a hunter-gatherer site.

    Along the way participants will take part in Mesolithic activities learning how these people may have lived, followed by a tour of the excavation site by Dr Gordon Noble of Aberdeen University.

    This is an all day event therefore a good general level of fitness is required. Good walking boots and warm waterproof clothing essential. Please bring lunch and snacks. Suitable for families(advisory minimum age 12). Sorry no dogs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Oct 2015 : 09:30 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 15.00
    • Child : £ 15.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720164

    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 please call 01339 720163

    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 01339 720163

    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.

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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Prices
  • 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