The Lazy Duck The Woodmans Hut

Standing alone on the fringes of a seventy acre pinewood the intimately designed Woodman's Hut with veranda makes a rare hideaway for a couple.

It looks south across the neighbouring one hundred acre moor to Bynack Mor and Cairngorm Mountain.

The larch, pine and oak built hut is a throwback to the heady days when timber was extracted from these woods and sent to the River Spey for floating to the coast.

This hut is smaller than those lived in by the Canadians, Newfoundlanders (Newfies) and Finns, the last of a long line of hardy men who worked the woods as far back as the 17th Century.

Today, all is peaceful with red squirrels, otter, curlew, capercaillie, crossbills, crested tit, roe deer and high flying osprey as the hut's near neighbours.

Eighty yards away through the wood are the two person waterside lodge, The Duck's Nest.

Further away still is the tiny 4 pitch lightweight camping ground.

In these six acres you will find, a flock of white Aylesbury ducks and many attractive small waterfowl frisking or idling on the pond.

'The Welcoming Seat' overlooking the water invites you to linger here; you may muse at the 'Poet's Seat' a few minutes walk higher up on the moor with a panoramic view and then, if you wish, explore the further 'Lettoch' moor, this one topped by a rare juniper forest and a near 360 degree vista.

Hear the silence.

Sense the forest.

Drink deeply of the air from the high tops..

Opening Times

All year.

Awards & Accreditations

Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Logo

Features & Facilities

  • Log Fire/Wood Burner
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Fire/Wood Burner

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