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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:

Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)

3. 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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Inverdruie House


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


Boots N Paddles: Climbing, Mountaineering, Guided Walks

5. 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


Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking

6. 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


Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing  and  Walking

7. 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


Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

8. 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


Wilderness Scotland - Tailor-made

9. 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


Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus

10. 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


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


Out In The Hills

12. 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


Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

13. 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


Llama Trekking in Glenshee

14. 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, Self-guided

15. 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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Inverdruie House



Aviemore,AviemoreT. 07703 346967

17. Cairngorm Adventure Guides

13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169

18. Backcountry Survival - Winter Survival

6 Railway terrace,AviemoreT. 01479 812725

19. Wilderness Experiences

44 Croila Road,KingussieT. 01540 661295

20. Backcountry Biking

130 Dalnabay,Silverglades,AviemoreT. 07813 785072

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