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. Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)
Our winter adventure activities provide unique itineraries and exceptional experiences, which allow you to get off the beaten trac...
3. Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus
Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with it's 13th century island castle was voted 'UK's best picnic spot', easy walks through anc...
Loch an Eilein
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Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967
5. Cairngorm Adventure Guides
13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169
Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899
100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536
8. Backcountry Biking
130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072
9. WalkDeeside Ltd
1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081
www.walkhighlands.co.uk,Grantown on SpeyT. Email via Walkhighlands.co.uk
11. Deeside Nature Activities
Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033
12. Atholl Estates Walking and Cycling
Estate Office,Blair AthollT. 01796 481355