Laggan beach is the largest freshwater beach in the UK and it is truly beautiful with sand dunes and views to Ardverikie Castle. Head to Spean Bridge, a few miles past the Mountain Bike Centre “Wolftrax” you will see a river Gate House. Park on the main road and walk over the bridge past the Gate House. There is a barrier but don't be put off; it's only there to prevent hundreds of people driving up to the Ardverikie Castle (aka Glenbogle House), made famous by the BBC's Monarch of the Glen. Walk up the road for about half a mile and you'll find one of the Cairngorms Park's best-kept secrets. (14 miles from Crubenbeg; 25 minutes by car).
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The small lochs called Utah Lochan (pronounced Oo-aaath) form one of the most scenic locations in the Cairngorms National Park, but it remains a little-known secret. If you're looking to get away from it all in beautiful Highland surroundings, this is the place to come. Head on the back road to Coylumbridge on the B970. (11 miles from Crubenbeg; 30 minutes by car)
For more secret places check out www.Cairngorms-Park.com/activities/Cairngorms-Park-Secrets/
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