Views

Auchendean views: to the Strathspey Steam Railway, River Spey, Nethy Bridge, Abernethy Forest and the Cairngorm Mountains

Auchendean Lodge enjoys some of the best inland views possible.
Overlooking Nethy Bridge which nestles into the Abernethy Forest, we also see wider views across Strathspey to the Cromdale Hills and Cairngorm Mountains where we see the tops of 8 major mountains:

Ben Avon with its tors, Beinn a’ Bhuird and Beinn a’ Chaorainn; Bynack More with Bynack Beg on its shoulder, A’ Choinneach; Beinn Mheadhoin, Cairn Gorm, the Northern Corries,

Straight to the front of Auchendean we see the long line of the rolling Cromdale Hills then Ben Avon with its tors; Beinn a’ Bhuird and Beinn a’ Chaorainn; Bynack More with Bynack Beg on its shoulder, A’ Choinneach; Beinn Mheadhoin, Cairn Gorm, the Northern Corries, we just see the snout of Cairn Toul, then Braeriach at the far right of our view.

In front of all this, we have the Meall a’ Bhuachaille, Creagan Gorm, Craiggowrie ridge.

Rainbows over the bends of the River Spey

Rainbows over the River Spey from Auchendean

In the fields below Auchendean the fastest river in Britain, the River Spey flows past.

The Strathspey Steam Railway adds a nostalgic element when their trains are changing around to pull the carriages back to Aviemore from Broomhill Station – which doubled as the BBC’s ‘Glenbogle Station’ of ‘Monarch of The Glen’.