Nature Reserves & Wildlife Centres

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in a spectacular setting, including polar bears, Amur tigers, wolverine, red panda and many more. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. There is a café serving local food and a gift shop too. or 01540 651 270 (12 miles from Crubenbeg; 15 minutes by car)

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RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve

The Insh Marshes covers 10 square kilometres of the River Spey floodplain and is said to be one of the most important wetland areas in Europe, supporting populations of breeding waders including curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe. or 01540 661 518 (14 miles from Crubenbeg; 25 minutes by car)

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RSPB Abernethy Reserve

The reserve includes ancient Caledonian pineforest, sweeping moorland, vital wetland and dramatic mountains, not to mention the world-famous Loch Garten Osprey Centre. or 01479 831 476 (30 miles from Crubenbeg; 40 minutes by car)

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