About this blog

This is a blog about a patch of woodland in the Highlands of Scotland, in the north of the Cairngorms National Park.

Anagach Woods is a community-owned forest on the edge of Grantown-on-Spey. The forest is a unique resource for the town, with residents and visitors using tracks taking you through beautiful trees and heather.

The River Spey, famed for its fishing, flows along Anagach’s boundaries, and the woods also sit on the path of the Speyside Way, one of Scotland’s acclaimed long-distance walks.

And one of Scotland’s rarest birds, the capercaillie, makes its home within the forest.

I’m not an expert on wildlife, forestry or the countryside. But I would like to share some of the things I’ve discovered about Anagach. This blog will include creatures and plants, history, events, a bit of walking and a few ramblings – both factual and fictional.