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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:

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5. In Your Element: Climbing, Mountaineering, Guided Walks

One of the largest and most environmentally responsible providers of outdoor activity experiences in the Highlands. In Your Eleme...

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In Your Element

Aviemore

Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

6. 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...

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Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)

7. 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...

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Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus

8. 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...

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Loch an Eilein

Aviemore

Aviemore Family Adventures

9. Aviemore Family Adventures

An Aviemore Family Adventure awaits you!Welcome to kicking back and enjoying some of the very best that Scotland and indeed the UK...

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Aviemore

Aviemore

Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)

10. 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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Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

11. 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

12. 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

Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)

13. 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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Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

14. 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

James Orpwood Mountaineering

15. James Orpwood Mountaineering

James Orpwood Mountaineering provides guided hill walking and mountain skills training in the Scottish Highlands, tailor-made to ...

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27, Lockhart Place

Aviemore

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16. 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

Cairngorm Treks

17. Cairngorm Treks

Bespoke mountain guiding for single day walks and lightweight multi-day trekking experiences, including wild-camping across the Ca...

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Main Street

Tomintoul

Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing  and  Walking

18. Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing and Walking

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

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4 The Keiloch

Braemar

Llama Trekking in Glenshee

19. 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

Out In The Hills

20. 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 o...

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162-2 Grampian Road

Aviemore

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