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Walking - Cairngorm Mountain

Walking - Cairngorm Mountain


Essential Summit WalkThe Summit Walk takes you from the Ptarmigan Station at 3600ft up to the summit of Cairn Gorm where on a fine day you will experience the magnificent 360 degree views over the Strath, the Moray Coast, Lochnagar and the Cairngorm Mountain Range. Your guide will be able to give information on the views, the history and stories of the area, as well as the flora and fauna which lives and survives at this altitude. You might be lucky enough to see Ptarmigan, Dotterel, Snow Bunting, Reindeer or even Eagles on your 90 minute circular route. The Essential Summit Walk operates daily between May and October with two walks at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Please note that customers wishing to take part in the Summit Walk will be required to either purchase a Funicular Railway ticket or make their own way to the Top Station. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your walk.Please note, a small parking charge applies on site - visit to find out more.

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You may have seen us on TV! Featured in Ski Sunday, BBC Springwatch, BBC Street Doctors, '25 Things Before you Die' - Dining in the Ptarmigan Restaurant - The Herald 2007. Highland Life Magazine, Green Planet, Scottish Field, Open Country, BBC Out of Doors.....

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Walking - Cairngorm Mountain

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Essential Summit Walk will operate daily from May until October. Please visit the web site for a full programme listing or call 01479 861261 to make a booking. Please note we are closed on Christmas day.

Admission: Please visit our web site for further details.

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