Cromdale village Visitor Information Guide
The village is located on lower hill slopes below the Haughs of Cromdale, which represent an old valley floor of the Spey that has escaped glacial erosion, sitting on gravel terraces either side of the Burn of Cromdale. Cromdale combines a sense of a natural, rural scene within the village with broad views to the Spey and to the wooded and heathery hills not far beyond. Within the settlement, a broad channel holds a burn that runs down from the hills and is associated with some rough grassland and pockets of wetland within the village.
Patches of farmland come up to the end of gardens here, giving the chance for residents to enjoy the sights and sounds of birds of open country, including meadow pipits and lapwings. The Hills of Cromdale provide a striking backdrop to the east of the village, the ridge formed mainly in psammitic granulite capped along summits by a layer of white reflective Dalradian quartz schist. The older town Kirktown of Cromdale was situated south quarter of a mile from the present church In 1690 On the 1st of may a Battle was fough between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones the Catholic James VII and II and the Protestant William of Orange The battle of the Haughs of Cromdale took place two miles east of Cromdale village.
The Dragoons of Sir Thomas Livingston surprised General Buchan's sleeping Highlanders and killed over 300 men. The last house here was demolished in 1845, Cromdale was displaced in the18th century by Grantown - On -Spay, is situated in the centre of the Scottish Highlands and only 14 miles from Aviemore, a traditional Highland town on the River Spey on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.The town is surrounded by ancient woodlands, much of which is community owned and which offer a unique habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. The Anagach Woods have marked trails with walking for all abilities. There are also numerous other walks and trails around the town which offer wonderful views over the surrounding hills and mountains. Accomadation can be found here to suite your stay from Bed and Breakfasts to hostels and hotels.
- Cromdale Latitude: 57.336232 Longitude: -3.540246
- Postcode PH26