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What to do this Spring in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 4/3/2020

Spring is in the air at Eagle Brae

The first signs of spring are popping up, from the longer days to the scattering of freshly bloomed daffodils. So, there’s no better time to visit Eagle Brae in Scottish Highlands and witness nature’s finest coming to life. With Easter around the corner, why not book one of our beautiful log cabins this Scottish spring?

Scottish spring walks

One of the best times to visit Scotland is during the spring months, when the harsh winter days have been replaced by warmer, lighter ones. At Eagle Brae, you will find yourself at one with nature while walking along trails and paths that lead to stunning natural sights. With no trespass laws in Scotland, you’re free to walk anywhere. But, please do respect the local wildlife and remember to close any gates behind you along the way.

Spring flowers in the meadow

While springtime might mean the temperature is getting warmer, as always be prepared for changeable weather and bring waterproof clothing. So, pack your camera and explore our beautiful area on foot. Here are some of our favourite walks in and around Eagle Brae.

Wildlife in abundance

Spring brings longer, warmer, sunnier days, and with that, the local wildlife comes alive after the cold winter. At Eagle Brae, you won’t have to go far to catch sightings of animals and birds. From the balcony of your cosy cabin, you might spot a group of red deer passing through. Or, you can venture off on a hike and climb hills that are carpeted in fresh blooms of wild flowers. From here, you’ll have a chance of seeing circling golden eagles and a spectacular glowing sunset.

Kids watching tame deer at Eagle Brae

Spring outdoor activities

With the spring weather, comes a new programme of outdoor adventures at Eagle Brae. In spring we offer activities such as camera stalking, canoeing and kayaking, pony trekking, trout fishing, black grouse safaris, clay pigeon shooting and target shooting.

Canoeing in the Scottish Highlands

Local attractions

If this has put your love of the outdoors into high gear then it’s time to explore some of the local attractions. Here are a few of our favourites, all no more than 30-minutes drive from Eagle Brae.

See the amazing Plodda Falls, a huge waterfall near the village of Tomich. You can stand on the viewing platform at the top a peer down over the cascading falls. Then, venture to the bottom, where you can feel the refreshing waters on your face. There is a great walking trail here. Plus, you are not far from Glen Affric and many more spectacular walks.

Visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. This was once one of the largest castles in the Scottish Highlands. Dating back to the 1200s, it has survived invasions and been home to visits from Scottish kings such as Robert the Bruce. Take a walk to the top of the castle tower for spectacular views of Loch Ness. Be sure to visit the information centre to find out more about its rich history too.

The Abriachan Forest Trail has something for everyone, whether it’s a romantic picnic skimming stones across the beautiful loch, a bit of adventure mountain biking with the kids or a brisk wonder up the surrounding hills for seasoned hill walkers this is definitely a walk where memories will be made. There is an abundance of wildlife that goes with this scenery so don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a stag or two making their way along their own trail.

Small waterfalls on the Allt na Bodachan burn above the main drop at Plodda Falls in Glen Affric

Avoid the crowds

One of the great things about visiting Scotland in the spring is the smaller crowds. Unlike summer, where hikers and bikers flock to the region, spring is a more tranquil time to visit the Highlands. You’ll find plenty of natural places to relax and unwind, soaking up the magnificent natural sights and sounds. Whether you’re visiting Eagle Brae for a romantic weekend, or you’re planning a family break, spring is the perfect time.

Eagle Brae guest book behind flowers

Visit Eagle Brae this spring

So, take a look at our ten log cabins and find your perfect match. We’d love to welcome you for a luxury spring break in the Highlands!