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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:

Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

1. Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

We have three semi-permanent orienteering courses in the forest near the Laggan Wolftrax Centre - you'll find us in the car park o...

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Laggan Wolftrax

Laggan

Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport

2. Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport

Highland Yaks provides a transport and logistics service for your outdoor adventures. Transfers, shuttles and logistics for - Cano...

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185 Dalnabay

Aviemore

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3. 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

4. TREKnTRAIL

Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967

5. Cairngorm Adventure Guides

13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169

6. Walkhighlands.co.uk

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

7. Glentrek

100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536

8. WalkDeeside Ltd

1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081

9. Backcountry Biking

130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072

10. Deeside Nature Activities

Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033

11. 'AlexClimbs'

Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899

12. Atholl Estates Walking and Cycling

Estate Office,Blair AthollT. 01796 481355

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