The Snow Roads Scenic Route is a 90-mile journey which takes you from the picturesque market town of Blairgowrie to the traditional Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The route traverses the highest public road in Britain taking you through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the eastern Cairngorms. The road links the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul with a range of natural and cultural attractions. Three stunning Scenic Route Installations provide new opportunities to stop and explore this wild and beautiful highland countryside. A Cairngorms photo-post is also located at each installation to allow you to capture changes in the landscape.
With such a range of activities for families, explorers and sightseers alike, take your time to relax with an overnight stay or two in your choice of accommodation along the way and stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants to sample some highland hospitality. Travel the scenic way on the Snow Roads North or South with the opportunity to link to many other areas in Scotland including Royal Deeside, the Malt Whisky Trail or the North Coast 500.
The Snow Roads are slow roads. Take your time to enjoy the views, villages and attractions along the route. You will experience steep hills, ‘blind’ summits, tight bends and single-track roads in part so be sure to drive with care and courtesy. On narrow sections, please be aware of other drivers and use passing places to allow others to go by safely and continue on their journey.
Read about our journey along the route and our top 10 reasons to drive the snow roads.
Download our Snow Roads Scenic Route leaflet detailing the route.
Some of the sights along the Cairngorms Snow Roads: