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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:

Cairngorm Bike  and  Hike - Walking

4. Cairngorm Bike and Hike - Walking

Boat of Garten lies on the edge of Abernethy National Nature Reserve, and is the perfect base for walking and climbing in the Cair...

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Next to Steam Railway

Boat of Garten

Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

5. 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


Out In The Hills

6. 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


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


Llama Trekking in Glenshee

8. Llama Trekking in Glenshee

The cost is £32 per adult (minimum of 2) or £65 for a family of four. Additional adults/children charged at £15 per head. Certifie...

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Spittal of Glenshee

Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking

9. 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

10. 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, Photography (Small Group)

11. 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


Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)

12. 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


Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing  and  Walking

13. 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


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 informat...

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CairnGorm Mountain



Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967

16. Backcountry Survival - Winter Survival

6 Railway terrace,AviemoreT. 01479 812725

17.,Grantown on SpeyT. Email via

18. Deeside Nature Activities

Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033

19. Glentrek

100 East High Street,Forfar,ClovaT. 01307 469536

20. WalkDeeside Ltd

1 Balnastraid Cottages,Royal Deeside,DinnetT. 013398 80081

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