There is plenty of wildlife in this area birdwatching,looking out for deer,squirrels pinemartins etc oh and the dolphins in the Moray Firth!
Yes -the idea of this break is just to unwind and relax. Sometimes we go into Inverness for some retail therapy-we may travel to Aviemore and up the gondolas for the snow and views but mainly we chill out , take the dog for a walk or a play in the snow -if we're lucky !
OK usually no trouble at all but in the winter it can somehow snow from nowhere and blizzards can be common and dangerous especially if travelling at night! Take a spade just in case you get stuck!