Mountain Hare

Mountain Hare live on both the Ladder and Cromdale Hills as well as Carn Daimh. In winter they turn white so as to camouflage themselves better in snow.

Preferentially nocturnal, they generally snooze in the heather, or under juniper bushes during the day, becoming more active towards sundown. Population levels on grouse moors often far exceeds that found in other areas as 'muirburn' provides them with an ideal habitat.

Like other arctic animals they are more compact then their temperate cousins and have shorter ears than the Brown Hare.

When pressed they can show a remarkable turn of speed, sometimes reaching 60kph uphill. Predators include Golden Eagle, Stoat and Wild Cat.



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Highland Springwatch Safari

From to at The Braes of Glenlivet, Cairngorms National Park

Top o' the Brae Safari

From to at Strathavon, Cairngorms National Park

Red Deer Rut Safari

From to at The Braes of Glenlivet, Cairngorms National Park

Autumn Gold Safari

From to at The Braes of Glenlivet, Cairngorms National Park

Mountain Hare Safari

From to at The Ladder Hills, Cairngorms National Park

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Self catering accommodation in our converted Mill and Steading at Easter Corrie


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