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, Self-guided
Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a long distance trail or relax in...
2. Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)
Colin Prior is one of the worlds leading landscape photographers. His spectacular panoramic images capture the beauty and eternal...
3. Cairngorm Adventure Guides
13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169
Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967
5. Backcountry Biking
130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072
6. WalkDeeside Ltd
1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081
100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536
8. Deeside Nature Activities
Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033
Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899
www.walkhighlands.co.uk,Grantown on SpeyT. Email via Walkhighlands.co.uk
11. Atholl Estates Walking and Cycling
Estate Office,Blair AthollT. 01796 481355