Peeking into a Pond event in Badenoch & Strathspey

The Highland Council are inviting families to join in the fun at Loch Vaa and join them as they peek into the murky depths of the loch and near-by ponds to see what creatures can be spotted.

The spring fed loch is home to many amazing creatures such as dragonfly nymphs and fish, whilst newts, frogs and toads can be found in the near-by smaller ponds.

Saranne Bish from the Highland Council Countryside Rangers said: “Everyone enjoys guddling about in water and with lots of different and wonderful creatures and beasties lurking about in the water and mud it will be interesting to see what we find."

The pond dipping event takes place at Loch Vaa, situated between Aviemore and Carrbridge, on Wednesday 6th July from 2pm to 4pm.

Why not come along and see for yourself what fabulous creepy crawlies choose to live in and on the water within this amazing natural setting? Fun for all the family.

The session costs £4.50 for adults;  £3.50 concessions and  £11/£15 for families.

Anyone coming along should wear wellies and bring waterproofs and park in the Laggantygown Cemetery car park Grid ref: NH 910 174 to meet up with Saranne.

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:







23 Jun 2016