The Conglass Water is a tributary of the Avon. From the eastern end of the Ladder Hills it flows north west through Glenconglass to join the Avon below Tomachlaggan. To the north east of Glenconglass lies Carn Daimh. Meaning "The Hill of the Stag" in Gaelic, it is the highest point within Glenlivet.
Glenconglass is home to many woodland birds. Siskin, Goldcrest and Long Eared Owl are a feature of the pine forests. Nomadic Crossbill may also be found here. Crested Tit resides in older stands of Scots Pine and Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit and Long-Tailed Tit are also present. Our woodland finches include the Bullfinch, Chaffinch and Greenfinch. You will also see Blackbird, Dunnock, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Wren and during the summer bird numbers are swelled by Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit and Willow Warbler. Resident Sparrowhawk will take many of these as prey. The rare Capercaille has sometimes surprised visitors to these woods with aggressive behaviour during the early spring.
Nocturnal inhabitants include the Wild Cat and Hedgehog. Despite being relatively common in Glenlivet, Wild Cat are secretive and not often seen, but may be out and about in the later afternoon during the summer months. Hedgehog can be seen at dusk foraging for earthworms and other invertebrates. Eggs are a delicacy and Hedgehogs are a potential threat to ground nesting birds.
It is not unusual to see Short Eared Owl or Hen Harrier patrolling the moorland of the Feith Musach to the south of Carn Diamh in search of prey. You may well hear Meadow Pipit, Lapwing, Skylark and Curlew here in spring and summer.
There are several wetland areas beside the Chabet Water, rich with wild flowers during the summer. These include Ragged Robin, Heath, Spotted and Early Purple Orchid, Buttercup, Monkey Flower, Celandine, Forget-me-not and Cuckoo Flower.