So we have finally reached the Easter weekend. Our sincere sympathies to those who booked with us for Easter 2020, who then transferred their bookings to Easter 2021, only to have them cancelled again! But as with the seasons, with crocuses and daffodils reminding us that Spring is on the way, so it is with recovery after Covid. From today, 2nd April, Highland residents are now allowed to travel throughout the Highland region. The snowgates have finally opened at Glenmore, allowing access to Cairngorm mountain again. It is hoped that hospitality will reopen on 26th April, if only for Scottish residents in the first instance. So we are allowed to open then, as are cafes, restaurants and most visitor attractions.
We do not yet have clarity when cross border travel will be allowed but it is likely to be from some time in May, with tier levels gradually reducing through the month. As a result we still have vacancies in May in Loft cottage for (at least) Scottish residents. Dates from June onwards, however, have been filling up fast.
So we hope to be able to welcome you back to the Cairngorms shortly. In order to whet your appetite, the photo shows one of our local gems, the green lochan at Glenmore, also known as An Lochan Uaine. It really is stunning and very green! It sits in an imposing setting below the steep sided Creag nan Gall. But is just an easy walk from the Reindeer centre, see the Walk Highlands description at https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/ryvoan.shtml. If you want to build up more of an appetite carry on a bit further to Ryvoan pass and bothy to enjoy the wider views. Whichever destination you choose, yummy coffee and cake awaits your return at one of the Glenmore cafes.
In the meantime, Happy Easter! Wishing you well at this joyous season.