Accommodation for the 13 members that had booked on this trip was divided between Park Cottage and The North Wing of Alvie House, both properties are holiday lets situated on the Alvie Estate. Both were lovely, spacious, clean, warm and very comfortable.
On the Saturday there was snow on the Cairngorms and surrounding hills but unfortunately this disappeared as the week went on, however there was still strong winds and some challenging walking to be had for those who chose to go high. As with a group of this size there were various walks each day, combined with a bit of sight seeing, bird watching, or just chilling out. The weather was in the main dry and bright so apart from the winds members were able to get out and about without getting soaked.
There is a lot to do in this area, lots of good walking both mountainous and low level so the consensus was that we would like to return to the area in the future and to the Alvie Estate.