Virtual Tour of Glenlivet and the Cairngorms
The Ailnack Gorge
At 600' wide, 300' deep and 6 miles long, the Ailnack Gorge is Scotland's largest glacial melt water channel. The wooded slopes around the gorge are home to Red Squirrel and Roe Deer, whilst the moors above are the haunt of Red Deer and Mountain Hare.
Beautiful Loch Avon
Loch Avon lies in a deep cliff ringed trench between Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui. It is one of the most inaccessible places in the Cairngorms. The Loch has several beaches of fine sand and stretches for over one and a half miles. Streams fall headlong over dark head wall cliffs into the burn running into the western end of the Loch.
The Artic Plateaux of Ben Avon and Ben a' Bhuird
Ben Avon and Ben a' Bhuird form the most extensive mountain massif in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, Mountain Hare and Ptarmigan haunt these arctic plateaux whilst herds of Red Deer roam the vast expanse of the Caiplich Moors and Glenavon below.
The Clach Bhan (Stone of Women)
The fantastic Clach Bhan has the most extraordinary variety of potholes, channels and other forms of rock weathering to be found in the Cairngorms. Pregnant women used to visit it to sit in one of the pot holes, in the belief that it would ensure an easy labour.
The Ice Carved Cliffs of Garbh Choire
The splendid Garbh Choire lies between Ben Avon and Ben a' Bhuird. It is one of the remotest and finest corries in Scotland. With two of the best rock climbs in the Cairngorms, it is also an irresistible challenge to mountaineers. Squareface is a huge buttress of rough granite whilst Mitre Ridge is a 200m high black wall culminating in a series of fine towers.