Nature & Wildlife

Local Nature and Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Avielochan Farm supports the following priority habitats identified within the Local Biodiversity Action Plan:

Priority Habitats:

  • Broadleaf Woodland
  • Upland Scrub
  • Riparian Woodlands
  • Species Rich Grassland
  • Upland Meadows
  • Rushes and Marginal Vegetation
  • Wet Margins
  • Arable Watercourses
  • Arable Field Margins
  • Acid Grasslands

Species which may be found on the farm and in the surrounding area are listed below and those birds highlighted with an asterisk * have all been seen from The Hide Caravan:

  • Barn Owl
  • Mallard
  • Blackbird
  • Osprey
  • Bullfinch
  • Oystercatcher
  • Blue Tit
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Black Grouse
  • Reed Bunting
  • Blackbacked Gulls
  • Redchank
  • Send Martin
  • Golden Eye
  • Jackdaw
  • Woodpecker
  • Buzzard
  • Redstart
  • Curlew
  • Redkite
  • Cappercaille
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Crested Tit
  • Skylark
  • Crow
  • Snipe
  • Chaffinch
  • Slavonian grebe
  • Sparrow
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Linnet
  • Woodcock
  • Thrush
  • Cole Tit
  • Swallow
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Short-Eared Owl
  • Dunnock
  • Scottish Crossbill
  • Grey Partridge
  • Sparow Hawk
  • Greenfinch
  • Starling
  • Great Tit
  • Siskin
  • Gery Lag Geese
  • Twite
  • Heron
  • Lapwing
  • Yellowhammer
  • Adder Rabbit
  • Brown Hare
  • Pipistrelle bat
  • Brown long eared bat
  • Pine Marten
  • Badger
  • Red Squirrel
  • Common Frog
  • Scottish Wood Ant
  • Daubenton's Bat
  • Slow worm
  • Fox Stoat
  • Hedgehog
  • Toad
  • Mole
  • Wild Cat
  • Otter
  • Weasel
  • Red Deer
  • Water Vole
  • Dark Bordered Fritillary
  • Pearl Bordered Fritillary
  • Birdsfoot
  • Trefoil
  • Devils Bit
  • Scabious
  • Blueberry
  • Ragged Robin
  • Aspen
  • Hazel
  • Birch
  • Juiper
  • Bird
  • Cherry
  • Pine
  • Damson
  • Rowan
  • Green Willow

Accommodation at Avielochan

Hill View Cottage

Large bungalow with stunning views over Avielochan to the mountains

3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 6

The Croft

Traditional Croft building with fantastic character 

3 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5

Lochside Cottage

Large Cosy Bungalow with open plan kitchen, living & dinging

2 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 5

The Hide

Modern Caravan comes with every comfort- relax and enjoy the view

2 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 4