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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:

Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing  and  Walking

3. Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing and Walking

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing The Estate offers first class salmon and sea trout fishing opportunities on the River Dee where you ...

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4 The Keiloch


Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)

4. 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...

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Inverdruie House


Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking

5. Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking

Active Outdoor Pursuits will take you to the Scottish hills which are famous for their rugged natural beauty and isolation...Activ...

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Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre


Boots N Paddles: Climbing, Mountaineering, Guided Walks

6. Boots N Paddles: Climbing, Mountaineering, Guided Walks

One of the largest and most environmentally responsible providers of outdoor activity experiences in the Highlands. Boots N Paddl...

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Boots N Paddles


Wilderness Scotland - Tailor-made

7. Wilderness Scotland - Tailor-made

Whether you would like to follow one of our existing itineraries or have an itinerary customised for your group, you can be sure t...

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Inverdruie House


Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

8. Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

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

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CairnGorm Mountain


Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

9. Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

Whether you enjoy the challenge of hiking a long distance trail or the more intimate experience of exploring an area from a single...

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Inverdruie House


Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

10. 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


Llama Trekking in Glenshee

11. Llama Trekking in Glenshee

The cost is £65 for a family of two to four. Additional adults/children charged at £15 per head. Certified llama wrangling certif...

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Spittal of Glenshee

Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)

12. Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)

Colin Prior is one of the worlds leading landscape photographers. His spectacular panoramic images capture the beauty and eternal...

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Inverdruie House


Out In The Hills

13. 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...

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162-2 Grampian Road



Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967

15. Cairngorm Adventure Guides

13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169

16. Backcountry Biking

130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072

17. Glentrek

100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536

18. 'AlexClimbs'

Craigmore Cottage,Nethy BridgeT. 07878394899

19. Deeside Nature Activities

Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033

20. Adventura Scotland

Badaguish,Glenmore,AviemoreT. 07720 711453

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