Cairngorm Winter – Watercolour in a Watercolour Moleskine

The Cairngorm Mountain Range is part of the Cairngorm National Park and boasts some of the highest peaks in Scotland. This scene shows the view from the west side of Loch Morlich (just out of shot on the left) looking towards the summit of Cairngorm Mountain (4082ft high) This is the peak on the left. To the right is Braeriach (4252 ft high)while the space between is the Lairig Ghru pass which leads south towards Braemar about 35 miles away. Most of this area is covered by snow by this time of year and any trees have long lost their leaves. There is quite a thriving winter sports complex in the small town of Aviemore nearby wit skiing on Cairngorm itself. The managers of this centre must be praying for similar conditions to last winter which saw record falls of snow.