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Autumn at Muckrach

Autumn is a truly stunning time in the Scottish Highland’s. It’s that time of year when the trees and foliage begin to turn orange and brown and the leaves fall. The days become shorter and darker and the nights much cooler.

Muckrach is situated in between the Lecht and Caingorms Mountain we are in the perfect location to begin your adventure in the Cairngorms, the UK’s largest national park.



Autumn is a great time of the year to see the wildlife in Scotland. Red squirrels begin to prepare for Winter so can be seen foraging for food on low branches and the forest floor. Listen to the sound of the rutting of the Red Deer. Autumn and Winter are both perfect times of the year to see the Barnacle Goose that escapes to Scotland from Norway. There are also capercaillie, crested tits, osprey, pine marten, golden eagle and mountain hare are to name only a few of the amazing birds and animals that can be spotted at this time of the year.

Seasonal Produce

Indulge in some seasonal produce from local Autumn harvests. Enjoy apples, pears, plums and damsons. Lamb is at it’s most succulent in the Autumn months and game is also available.


There is something here for everybody, enjoy a low-level stroll, a scenic walk through the woodlands and mountains, or perhaps a more uphill route. Or even get involved with one of the many guided tours. There is something for everybody to enjoy, it’s the perfect time to enjoy walks through the beautiful Scottish landscapes as the lochs are nestled against a backdrop of red, gold and amber.


Or perhaps if walking isn’t your thing, hop on a bike to explore the wilderness. Mikes Bikes Aviemore, Bike Hire and Guiding Centre are conveniently set at the start of National Cycle Route 7 are all located a short distance from Muckrach. Mikes Bikes hires out a range of mountain bikes, road bikes, electric bikes and children’s bikes and offer weekly-guided mountain bike rides.

For 2018 Mikes Bikes are delighted to offer free delivery and collection of rental bikes to Muckrach Country House Hotel, just quote ‘Muckrach 2018’ upon booking (must be booked in advance)


To stay with us, give us a call on 01479 851 227 or email [email protected]

Come and stay with us this Autumn, we look forward to welcoming you.