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Low and high ground walking in the Cairngorms National Park

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:

Llama Trekking in Glenshee

1. Llama Trekking in Glenshee

The cost is £100 for a family of two to four. Additional adults/children charged at £15 per head. Llama Trekking wooden medals av...

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Blacklunans

Spittal of Glenshee

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2. Wilderness Scotland, Wildlife Holidays

A little more active than “normal” wildlife holidays, we'll introduce you to our wild inhabitants on gentle hikes, sea...

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Inverdruie House

Aviemore

Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

3. Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

Camera Obscura Mountain to Sea - Beyond Site by Mel Woods and Lei Cox Visit the web site for more information...

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CairnGorm Mountain

Aviemore

4. Cairngorm Adventure Guides

13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169

5. TREKnTRAIL

Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967

6. Deeside Nature Activities

Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033

7. Walkhighlands.co.uk

www.walkhighlands.co.uk,Grantown on SpeyT. Email via Walkhighlands.co.uk

8. Glentrek

100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536

9. 'AlexClimbs'

Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899

10. Backcountry Biking

130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072

11. WalkDeeside Ltd

1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081

12. Atholl Estates Walking and Cycling

Estate Office,Blair AthollT. 01796 481355

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