Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein (Loch 'nyellin) translates as 'Lake of the Island'. Here you might see Goldeneye ducks on the loch, an Osprey overhead, crested tits or crossbill flying in the woods or red deer on the open hills to the South.

 

Loch an Eilein castle

Having successfully survived a number of attacks over the centuries, the castle is sadly now an inaccessible ruin.

 

Lochan Mor track

Lining the track from Milton Cottage to Lochan Mor you'll find Silver Birch and Scots Pine trees, heathers, ferns and wild flowers.

 

Lochan Mor Lillies

In Scotland, a smaller loch (lake) is called a lochan. What Lochan Mor lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty.

 

Driving distances

Milton Cottage is 2.7 miles from Aviemore railway station, 6.6 miles from Loch Morlich Watersports Centre and 10.6 miles from the snowsports and funicular railway at CairnGorm Mountain.

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