Badenoch, a district of south-east Inverness-shire in Scotland, bounded on the north by the Monadhliath mountains, on the east by the Cairngorms and Braemar, on the south by Atholl and the Grampians, and on the west by Lochaber.
The somewhat undefined area of Badenoch covers 36 miles from northeast to southwest and 15 miles from north to south. Excepting the valley of the Spey and the great glens, it consists almost entirely of wild mountainous country, many hills exceeding 3000 feet in height, and contains in the forests of Alder, Drumochter , Gaick and Feshie some of the best deer country in the Highlands.
Badenoch has as its principal lakes Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht , and the Spey and its numerous tributaries water the district abundantly. The Highland railway traverses Badenoch from Dalnaspidal to Boat of Garten .
The area has very few industries, and population groups itself at Kingussie and at other places on or near the Spey.
From 1229 to 1313 the Comyn family held the lordship of Badenoch. In 1371 King Robert II granted it to his son Alexander Stewart, 1st earl of Buchan (1343 - 1405), the "Wolf of Badenoch". Reverting to the crown, the territory came in 1452 to Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly , and still gives the title of "Lord of Badenoch" to the marquess of Huntly.
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