Walking is by far the most popular activity in the Cairngorms National Park, and probably the most varied - not just in terms of length and difficulty but also in terms of surroundings. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic and harsh mountain environments in Britain, a challenge to even the most seasoned hillwalkers. However, you don't need to undertake a serious expedition to enjoy the hills of the Cairngorms. Many of the 43 Munros, including five of the six highest mountains in Britain, can be tackled in a day with basic equipment and navigation experience. And by following the old drove roads and passes, the wild heart of the National Park can be experienced without trekking over summits.
Information on local walks in the Cairngorms National Park
The following activity providers can offer guidance:
1. Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)
Wilderness Scotland is the leading walking and adventure travel company in Scotland. Since 2001, we have been providing an inspi...
2. Out In The Hills
Guided walks and wilderness camping trips in the Cairngorms National Park and elsewhere in the Scottish highlands.Come on one of o...
162-2 Grampian Road
- 01479 810570
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Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967
4. Cairngorm Adventure Guides
13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169
5. WalkDeeside Ltd
1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081
www.walkhighlands.co.uk,Grantown on SpeyT. Email via Walkhighlands.co.uk
Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899
8. Backcountry Biking
130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072
100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536
10. Deeside Nature Activities
Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033
11. Atholl Estates Walking and Cycling
Estate Office,Blair AthollT. 01796 481355