Peeking into the pond at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve


Locals and holiday makers are invited to come and join in the fun at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve in Aviemore on Wednesday 23 July for an afternoon of pond dipping.   

The Council’s Countryside Rangers have called this event “Peek into the Pond” and are encouraging people to come along to peek into the murky depths to see what they can find as lots of different and wonderful creatures and beasties lurk about in the water and mud.   

Ranger Saranne Bish said: “Everyone enjoys guddling about in water. Come along and see for yourself what fabulous creepy crawlies choose to live in and on the water within this amazing National Nature Reserve which belongs to every one of us. The afternoon will be so much fun for all the family.  

“If you joined us this week at Revack you’ll know just how much fun there is to be had playing in the water. But this time it’s a bit different as we have a small burn to explore too and last time someone spotted a Lamprey.” 

The event runs from 2pm to 4pm and anyone coming along should bring wellies and waterproofs and park in the dry ski slope car park at MacDonald’s Aviemore Highland Resort. Grid ref: NH 8921123. The cost is £3 for adults, £2 concessions of £12 for a family ticket.

Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at:  




16 Jul 2014
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