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Braemar Caravan Park Fog Pods.....What's a Fog Pod???

Braemar Caravan Park Camping Pods are truly unique and a great place to stay. We often get asked why we call them Fog Pods, so we thought we'd explain.

Braemar Caravan Park and Camping Pods is operated by Invercauld Estate. A large estate spanning some 200 Square miles in the Cairngorms National Park, with Braemar at its Heart. Invercauld Estate has been in the ownership of the Farquharson family for over 500 years, and dotted throughout the Estate are a number of little 'Fog Houses'. 

Fog houses are little follys, huts to have a picnic and take a break. Fog Houses on Invercauld estate are decorative wooden structures with a Heather thatch roof. You can visit 2 of the Estate Fog houses during your visit to Braemar. One is next to Braemar Castle, another is in the woodland behind Keiloch Crag, where there is a fantastic waymarked trail you can walk and you'll discover a Fog House perched on a hill with spectacular views down the river Dee. 

The reason for them being called a Fog House is uncertain. Some say ‘fog’ is anglicised from the word ‘Feugh’, which is a traditional Deeside thatched longhouse. Others state that ‘Fog’ derives from the Scots word for Moss, which was used for making the walls and roof. Others have said that because many of Scotland’s fog houses are close to water sources, the spray from nearby waterfalls appears like a fog, although the Fog houses of Braemar are not close enough to water.

Braemar Caravan Park Fog Pods are a modern version of Invercauld Estate Fog Houses. They are designed and built by Invercauld Estate on Invercauld estate, so are unique to us. They are a really comfortable, warm, cosy and relaxing place to stay while visiting Braemar. They sleep four people, with comfortable mattresses and they are equipped with a microwave, Kettle and mini-fridge, table and chairs, Sockets with USB ports and Wifi is available. 

They have a decking area where you can sit and look at the spectacular views in comfort.

So whether you're looking for more comfort than a tent, or are unable to tow a caravan, and you don't have a motorhome or campervan, Braemar Caravan Park Fog Pods are a great place to relax and unwind and enjoy your holiday.

To find out more and book your stay in the Fog Pods at Braemar Caravan Park, visit our website for more information.

Summer holidays at Braemar Caravan Park

Summer has well and truly arrived at Braemar Caravan Park. Winter was really late.....and long, but the sun has been shining for weeks on end to make up for it. 

We've been welcoming folk from all over the world, in Caravans, Motorhomes, tents, trailer tents, teepees and of coarse our Camping pods. 

The School holidays have begun and with the great weather conditions, many folk are visiting Braemar to enjoy some fantastic walking, cycling, visits to some of the amazing places and venues in the area such as Braemar Castle, Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar distillery.

There are a number of new Scenic routes which have been mapped out to help guide you around some of the most spectacular landscapes of Scotland, and these routes have brought many people to enjoy Braemar.

The Snow Roads is an amazing drive which starts at Blairgowrie and finishes in Grantown on Spey. The Snow roads should be enjoyed at a slow and steady pace as there is so much to see, places to visit on the way, and amazing views to take in.

The Snow roads passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park. You will travel through Glenshee, along the A93 - the highest A road in Britain, then travel along the A939 through Cock Bridge, the Lecht and Tomintoul, and arriving in the final destination of Grantown on Spey. There are 3 installations on the route which help you to make the most of your time exploring, called Connecting contours, The Watchers, and 'Still'. They are positioned in such beautiful locations you can sit and enjoy the view for hours. Download the route map and get planning your journey.

North East 250 is a new road route to help you explore Aberdeenshire and Moray. It is an area so diverse, for Landscapes, culture, History, Natural History, breathtaking coast and of coast through Whisky Country of Speyside. Aberdeen is a good place to start the North East 250, then head West through Royal Deeside to Braemar, in the Cairngorms National Park, before heading North towards Speyside and the Moray Coast, then head East along the coast, passing some fantastic coastal villages, before returning to Aberdeen. It really is a beautiful journey and well worth taking your time to enjoy.

Braemar is not part of the North Coast 500, but many folk have taken the opportunity to visit many of the places you pass through while driving both the Snow roads and the North East 250, on route to or from the NC500.

Scotland is such a stunningly beautiful, welcoming, interesting and culturally diverse country that it would be a shame to rush the journey. Take your time, visit some amazing places, try some of the delicious local foods, visit some unique and globally important places, and enjoy some time to relax. 

We hope to see you at Braemar Caravan Park, either while you're exploring on a scenic route or coming to Braemar Caravan Park for a holiday in this fantastic area.

 

Top 5 things to do in Braemar: For all of the family

Braemar is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland and is the perfect location to get outside and explore the massive wide open spaces and really explore nature and the outdoors, there is so much to see and do for the whole family.

Here is our top 5 suggestions of things to do this Summer with all of the family for your Highland Holiday adventure.

1. Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend. 

Braemar is a fantastic place to explore the environment and watch wildlife, and it is home to some of the Highlands most iconic wildlife. Braemar wants to celebrate this unique and special area and is holding a number of events and activities for the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend on the 11th - 13th May 2018.

There's a whole range of fantastic activities and events activities celebrating the Natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park, including Tree Folklore, Falconry, Mountain Biking, family Butterfly workshop, bat and bird box building, orienteering, and there's even a Ceilidh where you can get your dancing shoes on. For more information about the programme of events, visit Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend.

The event hub is at the Highland Games park in Braemar Village, and there will be a minibus available to take you from Braemar to the Linn of Dee. 

2. Explore the New Braemar Nature Trail. 

Braemar has such a diversity of Wildlife and in the different habitats in and around the Village, it can be difficult to know where to look first. The New Nature Trail in Braemar, in the woods of Creag Choinnich is designed so you can explore some spectacular habitats, and you may see Red Squirrels, Red and Roe Deer, Damselflies, Dragonflies, Woodants, so many different bird species, and much more. You can get a map of the Nature Trail from the Visit Scotland information centre in the Mews.

3. Visit Braemar Castle.

Braemar Castle is a fascinating castle to visit and an ideal place to visit with the whole family. Braemar Castle dates back nearly 400 years and is the only castle in Scotland which is run by the local community. The Castle was originally built as a hunting lodge for the Earl of Mar in 1628 but for the last 200 years it was home to the chief of Clan Farquharson. in 2007 Braemar Castle was taken over by the Braemar Community. 

You can have a guided tour around the castle or make your own way around. For the younger children there is a Kilted Teddy bear hunt and for older children a Quiz. 

4. Go for a Picnic

There's some fantastic places in Braemar to explore with all of the family, where you can sit and relax and watch the world go by while having a Picnic.

To make your picnic there is so much delicious local produce to choose from; delicious bread and Croissants from Highlanders Bakehouse, Cheese from Cambus o'May cheese factory, pies and sausage rolls from the Butcher in Braemar, and lots of delicious goodies from Taste.

Take a Picnic blanket or find one of the benches scattered around the village. Some of our favourite spots for a Picnic are Loch Callater, The Morrone Birkwoods, The River Dee Walk and the Viewpoint on the Lions face walk. There are many more perfect picnic spots, so why not get outside and explore to find your favourite.

5. Braemar Junior Highland Games

Braemar is home to one of the biggest and most spectacular Highland Games in Scotland - the Braemar Gathering. But did you know there is also a Junior Highland Games every July. This year it is being held on the 14th July 2018.

Braemar Junior Highland Games is organised annually to allow children between the ages of 5 and 18 the opportunity to participate in Highland games events normally reserved for adults. 

The emphasis is on having fun and having a go. There is lessons in a number of traditional Highland games events, overseen by qualified instructors. Children also have the opportunity to try Highland dancing, heavy events such as tossing the caber and throwing the hammer, tug o war and running races. There are Competitions for solo piping, solo drumming, Highland dancing and cross country running races.

It's a fantastic day out whatever age, come and join in and cheer.

There is so much more to see and do in Braemar for all of the family, and Braemar Caravan Park is a perfect location to base yourself. Book your break now.

Top 5 things to do in Braemar: For those who love exploring the outdoors

Braemar is such a special, awe inspiring area, so for those who love getting out in to the hills, Braemar Caravan Park is the ideal base. It's so hard to choose a top 5 for exploring the outdoors, so this list is by no means exhaustive, but if you're time limited and can only fit in limited time for exploring, here is our top 5.

1. Take a walk up Morrone. Morrone towers over Braemar Caravan Park, tempting you the whole time to take a walk up it. It's a beautiful walk, about 8.5 miles, and there are spectacular views from the top. 

 

2. Visit Loch Callater. Glen callater is an amazing and special place. The walk/cycle from Auchallater to Loch Callater is 3 miles each way along a track, and is an easy going walk. Glen Callater is home to some amazing wildlife, including Red Deer, Mountain Hare, Curlews and Wheatears, Dippers, Ring Ouzel and so much more. Once you reach Loch Callater the views are incredible and it's quite easy to take hundreds of photos! 

3. Cycle or drive to the Linn of Dee, then walk or cycle to Derry Lodge (and beyond). The Linn of Dee is on the Mar estate, where you can start your walk along Glen Derry to Derry Lodge, an old shooting lodge. 

4. If you want to explore and photograph the iconic Highland Landscape we are blessed with in the Cairngorms, then a day out with Steven Rennie Photography is a must. Steven offers bespoke photography tours on Invercauld Estate. Steve can provide tuition for the beginner to the advanced photographer. Get in touch with Steven for more information.

If you want to go for some more strenuous walks and you would like some guidance, get in touch with Hillgoers who can guide you to some amazing places, and help teach you some navigation and hill skills at the same time. There are a number of planned events throughout the year, such as a walk through the Lairig Ghru, or up some of the Munros in the area, or get in touch hillgoers if you want a bespoke guided walk.

5. This definitely has to be on the list. Our lives are getting increasingly busy and pressurised, and the constant connection to phones and internet, although can be really useful, can also play havoc with you peace of mind and wellbeing.

So one of our top 5 things to do in Braemar is to turn off your phone and other devices you may be connected to, and put them away in your bag. Take a walk in to quiet spot (this is something quite personal to each of us and really hard to choose from in Braemar as there are so many beautiful spots, like the Morrone Birkwoods, a quiet spot on the top of Creag Choinnich, or by the river Dee). Just take some time to look at the view, listen to the birds, watch the wildlife, look at the wildflowers, or just close your eyes.

The pressures of daily life can get overwhelming and just taking some time out, in the peace and quiet of nature, can be like a reset button and can make you feel completely refreshed. 

The most important this is to enjoy yourself. Happy holidays everyone.

Camping and Caravan holidays with your dog

Camping and Caravanning (Campervan/trailer tent/rooftop tent/Teepee also very welcome - but that'd be a long title!) is a way of life for many; whether you spend all your free time on campsites exploring this beautiful country, or have a planned few weeks in which to enjoy your holidays, it's important to know that when you arrive that you'll feel welcomed and relaxed, whether you travel solo, as a couple or as a family, and your pets are included as part of your family. 

We regularly have enquiries about whether we allow dogs, and the answer is yes we most certainly do. Braemar Caravan Park is a dog friendly campsite, whether you are bringing your own caravan, motorhome or tent, or you are staying in one of our camping pods. 

Braemar Caravan Park has a dog walk on site which is perfect for a quick stretch and toilet break in the mornings and evenings, and on the doorstep of Braemar Caravan Park there are walking routes a plenty, whether you prefer something more strenuous and challenging or a low level gentle stroll. We have two dogs who love exploring and we are happy to point you in the right direction when you're looking for walks that are suitable to do with your dog.

One of our dogs favourite walks is the Queens drive and the Lions face. Both are circular walks from Braemar Caravan Park which give breathtaking views in every direction. The Queens drive is just over 2 miles and if you add on the Lions face section it is around 4 miles. The walk takes you on well signposted tracks, which have sections which are a bit uneven with the odd hill in places. And if you want to walk up a wee hill with a lot of character, the summit of Creag Choinnich is just a mile from Braemar Caravan Park, and the views from the top are out of this world. It's a bit steep in the final section, but well worth it.

Braemar has a few places where you can go for a meal and you can include your dog. Moorfield House hotel has a great bar and serves fantastic meals. Invercauld arms welcomes dogs in to the foyer bar, The Bistro has an outdoor area in which you can take your dog. Some of the shops in the Village are happy for you to take your dog in with you if you're browsing, including the Wild Thistle, which has so many lovely things it makes you keep saying oooh, Braemar Mountain Sports and The Newsagent/Pharmacy...and of course Braemar Caravan Park Reception and shop.

We do love dogs and welcome them with open arms, but we do have some important information to highlight when you are bringing your dog to Braemar Caravan Park: Please Please ensure you clean up after your dog. We have a dog walk on site, and there is a poo bin as you enter/exit. You need to clean up after your dog in the dog walk as well as the Caravan Park and indeed when you're out exploring the village and beyond.  We have dog poo bags available in the shop at Braemar Caravan Park, and there are bins available to dispose of the bags. Please do not leave dog poo.

Dogs should be kept on a lead while on the Caravan Park. Dogs are a bit like us in that some do not like to be petted by everyone or greeted by all dogs that are passing. Some dogs may be nervous, recovering from illness or injury, or may be elderly or reactive in certain situations. Some people are also scared of dogs so respect other guests on the caravan park and always have your dog on a lead and under control.

Braemar and the surrounding area has a large population of Deer, Hare and many other wild animals, as well as having sheep and cattle roaming and in enclosed fields. Always ensure you have your dog under control to prevent any worrying of wild animals or livestock. If you're unsure or you see livestock in the fields or on the hills, keep you dog on a lead and under control.

In the event of an emergency  Morven Vets is a very good vets in Ballater or Alford, hopefully you'll never have to use them but it's good to be prepared.

Above all, book now and have a fantastic holiday at Braemar Caravan Park.

A New Year for Braemar Caravan Park

Braemar Caravan Park has been welcoming people for many years, and over the years there's been a number of changes, but what remains at the heart of Braemar Caravan Park is that we welcome people to come and stay with us in the beautiful surroundings of Invercauld Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, whether you want to stay in a caravan, Motorhome, tent, or one of our Camping 'Fog' Pods. 

Braemar Caravan Park has been open since around 1984; the exact date seems to be a mystery, but the Caravan Park has been here in one form or another for over 30 years.

The Land on which Braemar Caravan Park is situated, has been part of Invercauld Estate for generations. For many years, The Caravan Club leased the land and set up Invercauld Caravan Club site. 

In 2013, The Caravan Club terminated the running of the Caravan Park and Invercauld Estate took over the management, and around that time it became known as Braemar Caravan Park.

Braemar Caravan Park continued to be affiliated to The Caravan Club for a few years, but in December 2017, Invercauld Estate decided to end the affiliation and that Braemar Caravan Park will continue to be a campsite which welcomes all those who want to enjoy the fantastic scenery, the amazing walking opportunities, wildlife watching opportunities and explore the amazing rich history and culture on our doorstep - and that Membership of a club is not required.

Scotland has hundreds of fantastic Campsites which are located in some truly spectacular areas, some of the sites are run by Clubs, many are independent and unique - get out there and explore. If you're staying with us and you're planning a tour, pop in to reception and we're happy to share with you some of our favourite campsites we've stayed on throughout Scotland.

Invercauld Estate is investing in the future of Braemar Caravan Park to ensure we continue to offer great facilities, on a Caravan Park with a special atmosphere in a spectacular location. Invercauld Estate has over 200 square miles of amazing landscapes, set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and we want to ensure that people are welcomed without the need for a membership - but of course members of the numerous camping and caravanning clubs, are welcome with open arms too. 

In the last 3 years, extensive improvements have been carried out, to ensure Braemar Caravan Park is a fantastic place to be. We have a new reception and shop selling Camping and caravanning equipment, food and drink, and local arts and crafts. We have fantastic bread delivered daily from the Highlanders Bakehouse, and beautiful soaps from Deeside Soap Company.

We've designed and built 6 new Camping 'Fog' Pods; Beautiful and unique camping pods which are a brilliant alternative if you don't want to tow a caravan, or don't want to carry a tent and spend the time setting it up. They're heated, have comfortable beds, and have a mini-fridge, microwave and kettle. Perfect for a comfortable break.

Behind the scenes we've refit the showers, fitted new electrics, gas, and water pipes, renewed all of the fencing and much more.

The work will continue as we strive to make Braemar Caravan Park one of the best Caravan Parks around.  We are open 11 months of the year, only closing in November for a short break.

We love Braemar Caravan Park and we want to welcome and share this beautiful site with you, so why not come and visit, we look forward to seeing you. Why not book your break now. 

Happy New Year from the team at Braemar Caravan Park and Invercauld Estate. 

 

Welcome to the Winter Season 2017

Braemar Caravan Park is such a beautiful place to visit throughout the Winter months and We're fully equipped and ready for the winter.

Winter can be such a special time in Braemar, whether you're interested in Snow sports, photography, winter walking, wildlife, or just want a nice break away from the hustle and bustle, why not plan you're winter break now.

Braemar Caravan Park and Camping Pods are open for Christmas and New Year, and it is such a wonderful experience to enjoy the festive period in your Caravan, Motorhome or in one of the Camping Pods.

 

Many of the questions we get asked about when visiting us in the Winter, are about access to the Caravan Park and around the facilities on the Caravan Park if the weather turns, so here's a bit of information to help you plan your trip.

On the Caravan Park, we have a snowplough, snow blower and gritter to clear the snow and help you get around the Caravan Park in the snowy conditions, but do be prepared that pavements and roadways can be slippery and some ice grippers on your shoes and a walking pole can help you stay upright. 

Our toilets and showers are fully heated, and we have a drying room, boot drying room, and ski lockers to help store you wet gear when you’ve been out in the cold. We also have an information room with a sofa and book swap if you want to come and put your feet up and read a good book.

Temperatures can drop impressively overnight, so preparing your unit for the colder weather is worth doing. Most Caravans and Motorhomes have a pretty good heating system and it can be more cosy and easier to heat than a house, so check your heating system before you travel. 

Make sure you have enough Gas, and the correct type of Gas. When you're visiting in the winter months it is advisable to use Propane Cylinders rather than Butane Cylinders. Butane stops working below about 4 degrees, so to ensure you keep warm and can cook your dinner, look in to converting your unit to run on Propane instead of Butane.

Water can freeze quite rapidly, so it is a good idea to have some kind of insulation for your aquaroll/ external water containers to ensure you can still get water in to your unit. We have both outdoor and indoor water points on the caravan park, so sometimes if outdoor taps freeze, you'd need to use the indoor ones. 

If you're staying in one of our Camping pods, they are well insulated, have carpets and curtains and a heater, so are very cosy throughout the colder months.

Getting here: Many people arriving from the south will access Braemar Caravan Park from the A93 via Glenshee. There are snow gates at the Spittal of Glenshee and outside Braemar Caravan Park which have webcams with a live feed so if you are worried if the snow has affected the road, check on the webcams and traffic Scotland current incidents. If the road does become impassable, you can still access Braemar Caravan Park by travelling up the A90 towards Aberdeen and then the A93 towards Braemar. It is a slightly longer route but is less prone to being affected by the weather.

If you're coming from Inverness, the A939 also has snow gates and so if the gates close because of the snow, it's a good idea to travel from Inverness along the A96 to Huntly, and then south along the A97 to Dinnet, before joining the A93 to Braemar. 

Always check the forecast, TrafficScotland and The Braemar Snowgate Webcam and the Perth and Kinross Council Webcams. If you're after a bit of advice on routes, we're always happy to help. 

It is a good idea to prepare your vehicle for winter conditions too, even if there is no snow on the ground when you set off. Winter tyres are invaluable and will help give you traction when the roads become slippery. Have a snow shovel, ice scraper, warm clothes, a hot drink and some food to hand in case you do get delayed or diverted.

There may be some days when Mother nature decides that you have to have a rest day. When the snow is thick, the ice is too slippery or the wind may be too strong, but it's a lovely time of year non-the-less and it is part of the winter experience. There are cafes in the village which make an ideal Snow Day indulgence day treat. When it's wild outside, there's always a warm and cosy atmosphere, good coffee and cake and a bowl of fresh soup.

Finally, relax and enjoy. Winter is a magical time to enjoy a break in your caravan or motorhome. Whether you enjoy walk, photography, watching wildlife or doing winter sports, there’s no better place to spent the winter time.

 

 

 

Autumn in Braemar

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times of the year to visit Braemar. During the late summer/early Autumn, the hills are transformed as the Heather blooms in to flower, decorating the landscape with a carpet of purple, then as the leaves begin to change colour, a pallet of reds, golds and bronze transforms the landscape.

 

 

It’s at this time of year that the Red Deer Rut takes place, one of the most spectacular natural events to be witnessed in Scotland. Braemar is one of the best places to watch Red Deer, and in October the Stags put on a display to show their dominance in order to mate with their harem of hinds, and they will stop at nothing to defend them.

The roar echoes across Braemar. The stags less dominant stags without a harem try to move in on the dominant stags territories, first by displays of parallel walking, roaring and often it results in a fierce battle where the stags charge head first at each other, locking antlers to try and over power their opponent and drive them away from their harem. In some cases the battle can result in injury or even death, but more often than not it results in the defeated stag running off, leaving the conqueror to mate with the hinds in his Harem.

Migrating Geese are an amazing sight in the Autumn months, huge flocks of Geese pass over on their way North to colder climates for the winter. The flocks, often thousands in numbers, often stop in a field for a night to feed ready for the next leg of their journey.

Hundreds of Species of Fungi emerge in an eray of shapes and colours, Red Squirrels are busy gathering and storing food to see them through the winter months, and Thrushes swamp the Rowan trees to gorge on the berries.

 

 

Autumn really is a magical time to visit Braemar and the Cairngorms, and we look forward to welcoming you.

 

New Braemar Caravan Park Camping 'Fog' Pods

Braemar Caravan Park of Invercauld Estate are excited to tell you about our fantastic new Camping ‘Fog’ Pods.

The Camping ‘Fog’ pods are designed and built by Invercauld Estate and they are unique to Braemar Caravan Park, Indeed the pillars supporting the front of the Fog Pod are from larch trees grown on the Estate so they are truly ‘home made’!

Braemar Caravan Park Camping ‘Fog’ Pods are designed to ensure you’re comfortable whatever time of year you are visiting. They are warm and cosy, sleep 4 on comfortable mattresses, have a table and chairs, microwave, kettle and fridge.   

Our Camping ‘Fog’ pods have been inspired by the traditional Fog houses which can be found on Invercauld Estate. The original ‘Fog houses’ are small buildings, beautifully crafted in timber with a heather and moss roof. There are a number of theories about the origins of the name Fog house.-Some say ‘Fog’ is anglicised from the word ‘Feugh’, which is a traditional Deeside thatched longhouse. Others suggest that ‘Fog’ derives from the Scots word for Moss, which was used for making the walls and roof. Another story is that because many fog houses are close to water sources, the spray from nearby waterfalls appears like a fog. Yet another theory is that gentleman used the fog houses as a place to smoke in and the smoke appeared through the moss roof. Whatever the true origins of the term, you may see a traditional ‘Fog house’ while you are staying with us at Invercauld - the nearest one is located in the grounds of Braemar Castle. They’re a lovely place to sit and relax whilst you’re enjoying the beautiful landscape of Invercauld Estate, which is just like our new Camping Pods.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience our fantastic new Fog Pods and we hope you love them as much as we do.

 

The Snow Roads Scenic route

Braemar is in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and is one of the most spectacular places to visit, and to get to, in Scotland. There are amazing walks to enjoy, wildlife to see, castles, distilleries and Highland games to experience, yummy food to eat and a special place to enjoy peace and tranquility; It is also one of the most beautiful areas to enjoy a scenic drive. Scotland is known for some amazing scenic road routes, the North coast 500 and Glencoe are the stalwarts, but the new route to explore is called the Snow roads. Though it's called the Snow roads, it's a fantastic route to enjoy all year round.

The Snow Roads Scenic Route is a 90 mile journey from Blairgowrie to Grantown-on-Spey, following the highest A road in Britain and travelling through the outstanding landscapes of the eastern Cairngorms. The road links Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul with a range of natural and cultural attractions to enjoy on the way, and there's a fantastic leaflet with details of the route to help you on your way.

There are three stunning snow road art installations to visit which are fantastic reasons to stop and explore this wild and beautiful landscape. A Cairngorms photo-post is also located at each installation to allow you to capture changes in the landscape.

The Snow Roads route follows roads which show be enjoyed slowly. Take your time to enjoy the views, villages and attractions along the route. Steep hills, ‘blind’ summits and tight bends on the roads mean you’ll need to drive with care and courtesy. On narrow sections please use the passing places to allow others to continue on their way.  Warning this route traverses the highest roads in Britain – it’s called the Snow Roads for good reason. Please check the weather forecast and follow any travel warnings. There is an 18 tonne weight restriction on Gairnsheil Bridge, and it’s not suitable for long vehicles.

Why not link your journey on the Snow roads and link to other tourist routes such as Royal Deeside, the Whisky Trail or the North Coast 500.