After a very mild December, we hear that winter is on its way this week. Despite having no major snowfall, the ski centres at Cairngorm and the Lecht have been producing snow and have the beginners’ slopes open! Hopefully by the end of January we will have lots of the white stuff for snow sports!
We had a very busy Autumn in Carrbridge with the two big village events, Carve Carrbridge, the annual open chainsaw carving competition and the World Porridge Making Championships. The prize, the Golden Spurtle was won jointly by two Swedes this year! The Apartment is booked for the Porridge weekend this year but we still have availability if you want to come and watch the chainsaw competition on 31st August – it’s a great day out. Photo above of the 2018 winner by James Ross
On the nature front, our resident red squirrels have been busy, one guest reported that one squirrel has been sitting in the squirrel box munching his way through the food! Good numbers of brambling have also been visiting the garden. In the woods opposite, crested tit, crossbill and even a female capercaillie have been seen recently. If you are nature lovers, we can give you some local sites to visit and can even loan you a moth trap during your stay!