It's #folklorethursday! Here's Loch Gamhna at Rothiemurchus with Loch an Eilein in the distance. Loch Gamhna, or Loch of the Stirk (yearling heifer or bullock) is so called after a group of cattle rustlers resting by the loch discovered their pursuers were hot on their heels. Tying stones to the cattle's horns, they drove them into the loch, hoping the poor cattle would drown and their indiscretions would go unnoticed. Unfortunately for them, just as they were explaining how honest they were, one of the stolen stirks swam ashore.
Rathad nam Mèirleach, the Thieves' Road, runs right past both lochs and towards Ryvoan pass in the far distance...
If you'd like to hear more stories and folktales of Aviemore and the Cairngorms, join an upcoming guided walk!