Dalnaspidal, Camusericht, Corrievarkie, Dalwhinnie, and Strathmashie Estates are located in the counties of Inverness-shire & Perthshire. Part of the Estate lies within Cairngorm National Park.



Ben Alder Estate comprises the following:

Ben Alder Estate: 22,000 acres
Camusericht Estate: 12,500 acres
Corrievarkie Estate: 5,400 acres
Dalnaspidal Estate: 10,750 acres
Dalwhinnie Estate: 5,000 acres
Strathmashie Estate: 1,025 acres

Total: Approx. 56,500 acres (22,865 ha)

The Estate includes Ben Alder and Drumochter Hills, both Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and has a number of Munros (a mountain over 3000 ft) within the Estate boundary.


Estate Management

Alex Dick


Alex has managed Culden Faw Estate, our sister estate in Henley-on-Thames, since 2008.  He has been a Director of Ben Alder Estate since 2014 and oversees legal and compliance matters.

Tim Atkinson

resident factor

Appointed from 1st May 2018.
Experienced resident factor. Formerly factor to South Uist Estates for 10 years (93,000 acres – crofting, sporting lets, minerals) and from 2006 to 2018 years resident factor at Ballindalloch Castle (22,000 acres – farming, let farms and grazing, sporting lets including staking and fishing on the River Spey, residential and staff property lets, commercial lets, renewables, golf, distillery and tourism including Castle and Gardens).

The Estate Objectives

  • The sustainable long term management of all Estate assets for the benefit of present
    and future generations.
  • The sensitive environmental management of all land to protect and enhance the unique habitats within the Estate boundaries.
  • The maintenance and preservation of the architecturally important buildings on all parts of Ben Alder Estate.
  • To provide a secure and safe working environment for all staff.
  • Active participation in, and support for the local Community, whenever appropriate.
  • Excellence in the provision of all services to visitors to the Estate.


The Estate is managed on a day to basis by a directly employed resident factor supported in the Estate Office by administrative and accounting staff.