A Scottish heatwave at Loch Morlich

This week we were in need of a bit of family time and a break from the building site so we headed off on a wee road trip. Our destination was a cosy holiday cottage, booked by Jonny’s parents, near Aviemore.


It was in a beautiful spot with plenty of space for Rosie and her cousin Freddie, or as Rosie calls him, ‘the boy’, to run around in.

The weather was amazing so after covering the little ones in about 6 layers of sunscreen we all headed to the best place to cool off, Loch Morlich.


Only in Scotland can you stroll through ancient pine forests, to a golden sandy beach on the edge of a Loch, surrounded by Mountains.

Loch Morlich beach is situated at the foot of the Cairngorms, right at the heart of the National Park. Managed by the Forestry Commission, the beautiful beach, loch and forest walks is always busy with wild swimmers, campers, and walkers. At the end of the loch there is also a fantastic watersports centre which caters for a wide range of activities. The sandy loch beaches provide spectacular views of the snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms.