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Lochs of the Cairngorms

Lochs of the Cairngorms

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, July, 2016

The lochs of the Cairngorms are of great importance, both locally and internationally, and provide a haven for wildlife and visitors alike. With striking landscapes and outstanding scenic delights, the lochs are a treasure trove of natural wonder. Check out our top picks below for an experience like no other.

Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich

Probably the best known loch in the Cairngorms National Park, Loch Morlich boasts Scotland’s only award-winning, freshwater beach. Water sports and forest walks are abundant here, with the snow-covered mountain peaks acting as the perfect fairytale backdrop.

  • Only 10 minutes from the centre of Aviemore

Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein

With a glittering sheet of water, ancient pine trees, mountain views and an incredible 13th century island castle, it’s no wonder Loch an Eilein was voted ‘Britain’s Best Picnic Spot’. Explore the mysterious Rothiemurchus Forest and take in the awe of one of the most beautiful places in Scotland.

  • Less than 20 minutes from the centre of Aviemore

Uath Lochans

Uath Lochans

One of the most scenic woodlands in Scotland is the Uath Lochans – a collection of four small lochs set in the Glen Feshie area. A hidden gem, the lochans are surrounded by paths and forestry tracks - perfect for wildlife spotting and adventurous little ones who want to run around and explore.

  • Less than 30 minutes from the centre of Aviemore

Loch Avon

Loch Avon

For those who wish to delve deeper into the Cairngorms, check out Loch Avon – a remote freshwater loch set among mountainous peaks and dramatic cliffs. The remarkable beauty, superb vantage points and secluded location is perfect for rock climbing, skiing and experienced hill walkers.

  • Less than 30 minutes from the centre of Aviemore

Of course, if you're not camping then you'll need somewhere to stay and there's no better place than here at Hilton Coylumbridge. Check out our latest specials offers and book your loch adventure today!