Long summer evenings and warm sunny days means even more time to enjoy outdoor adventures and all the Glenlivet estate has to offer. Little wonder we love the onset of summer so much.


  • An abundance of woodland wildflowers, look out for the commonly seen northern marsh orchid and the rare twinflower, found only on sites of the old Caledonian pine wood.
  • Crossbills wandering around the conifer forests, sturdy members of the finch family their crossed overlapping beaks are adapted for prising seeds out of cones.  They can often be spotted on a walk around Clash Wood.
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies; Glenmulliach pond and nature trail is a great place to spot these, look out for dragonflies such as the common hawker in woodland rides as well as in the picnic area, and around the pond the more slender delicate damselflies (the large red, emerald and common blue) can be seen on a calm sunny day.
  • In late summer the heather is in flower turning the hills the iconic purple shade that the Scottish hills are renown for. The Cromdale hills can easily be viewed from the road while driving down Avonside or take a walk into the depths of the ladder hills by following the Malcolm Gillespie smugglers trail.
  • All the young birds are on the wing and busy feeding, making for tough competition at this time of year.  Siskins, Great spotted woodpeckers, bullfinches, goldfinches all visit the feeders at the Glenlivet information centre in Tomintoul.

Shades or sou'wester?

  • Monday -1 °C
  • Tuesday 6 °C
  • Wednesday 4 °C
  • Thursday 7 °C
  • Friday 7 °C