Friday, September 12, 2008

Mar Lodge Self Catering Accommodation Cairngorms

Mar Lodge Self Catering Accommodation Cairngorms.

The magnificent Mar Lodge provides superb self catering accommodation within Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms National Park.

Mar Lodge Estate offers five elegant and comfortable holiday apartments within Mar Lodge and the economical accommodation of the Base Camp.

The accommodation sleeps from 2 to 15 people and is available for short breaks as well as for full weeks and can be booked for use during the festive season.

The Estate contains a diversity and range of habitats from the valley floor at 300 metres to the mountain tops, the highest being Ben Macdui at 1309 metres.
The Cairngorms is the largest area of arctic alpine flora in Britain and, in particular, has the largest area of three-leaved rush (Juncus trifidus) heath in the world. The flora is one of the least modified by man, and snow bed, lichen and bryophytes communities are of special interest. In the montane zone there are also important breeding populations of dotterel, snow bunting and ptarmigan.

The Estate supports areas of wet and dry heath as well as extensive areas of blanket bog. The heather moorland extends to an altitude of 1000 metres and there is significant potential for regeneration of scrub communities in the lower altitudes of this zone. The moorland supports important populations of red grouse, waders and raptors.

Mar Lodge Estate has 3 areas of native Caledonian woodland covering almost 800 hectares. This habitat is important for red squirrel, black grouse, capercaillie, Scottish crossbill, parrot crossbill, wood ants, other invertebrates and fungi.
The high level oligotrophic lakes are of arctic-alpine character and of international importance. The Estate holds a large part of the headwaters of the river Dee, an important spawning ground for spring-run salmon, and is the finest example of an oligotrophic river system in Britain. The Quoich wetlands are an important area for breeding waders.

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