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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:

Trek Scotland

5. Trek Scotland

Let our highly experienced and qualified mountain guides help you see Scotland like never before. We offer both bespoke guiding se...

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Main Street

Tomintoul

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 o...

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2 Carn Dearg

Aviemore

Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)

7. 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

Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking

8. 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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Cairngorms Adventure Centre

Aviemore

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9. 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

Invercauld Estate Shooting, Fishing  and  Walking

10. 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

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11. 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

Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)

12. 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

Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus

13. 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

Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport

14. 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 - Tailor-made

15. 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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Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain

16. 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

Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)

17. 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

Semi-Permanent Orienteering Courses

18. 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

Scottish Rock  and  Water

19. Scottish Rock and Water

Our aim is to provide you with a world-class experience and memories that, we hope, will make your eyes sparkle and your grin grow...

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Newtonmore

Newtonmore

Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

20. 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

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