Cairngorms National Park

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A weekend of fun – naturally

21st May 2014

‘Excellent’, ‘interactive’ and ‘enjoyable’ were just some of the words used to describe the first ever Park-Wide Cairngorms Nature Festival at the weekend.

With over 50 events happening from Angus to Highland it was a fun packed weekend for all the family attracting hundreds of people on the many walks and activities that took place.

Families at the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve had fun with Mud Pie adventures in Burn ‘O Vat and a foraging walk with Willow Lohr.  The Aviemore Youth Hostel was the venue for ‘Discover Nature’ run by Scottish Natural Heritage, with pond dipping and nature craft workshops. Glenmore was the hub for a range of walks and talks and people got the chance to get close to the adorable Cairngorm Reindeer calves from the only herd of reindeer in Britain.

Andy Ford, Cairngorms Nature Manager said, “This weekend was all about getting people experiencing nature first-hand.  It was a great success with many events and activities being fully booked, we are already looking at what we can do next year to make the festival even bigger and better”

Cairngorms Nature is a new partnership which brings people and organisations together, with one thing in common – a passion for the outstanding nature in the Cairngorms National Park.  Anyone can support Cairngorms Nature and if you would like to keep updates on what’s happening you can follow Cairngorms Nature on Facebook  www.facebook.com/cairngormsnature