Beautiful. That's my kind of place.
By the way, we stayed in Grantown-on-Spey once. Lovely place, so it is. I was very impressed by the architecture and space in the main street (the only street as I remember). Will go back there one day, definitely.
last time there, we thought the top of Craig Tiribeg looked a good place to have our sandwiches. Nice rocky top to sit on with view through the trees down onto Lochindorb Castle. We lasted about 3 minutes. Midges came from everywhere. You could really feel them biting. Not good. It's been a bad year for them.
Last year I was taking up to a dozen ticks off my mutt after every hill top walk. I dont find the common preventative treatments for dogs very effective. I've also heard that they are very carcenogenic.
I learned at a very early stage of my love for the hills (around Grantown) to protect myself from the little buggers (socks over my breeks!)
Worryingly - I'm learning of an increasing amount of people being diagnosed with Lymes disease - a lot of them who dont walk in the areas commonly associated with ticks.
As for midges - well.........
In fact they annoy me so much I might cut and paste this for a forum topic!!