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Watersports in the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park has some of the cleanest rivers and lochs in Europe, and what better way to enjoy them than by messing about in them!

Fishing, sailing, windsurfing, paddlesports, rafting, swiming or the excitement of gorge walking are all within easy reach of many of the towns and villages in the Cairngorms National Park including the Aviemore, Angus Glens, Royal Deeside, Glenlivet, Atholl and Glenshee areas.

The Park boasts two dedicated watersports centres, Loch Insh and Loch Morlich. Each has its own individual character and features but both are unsurpassed by the stunning beauty of their natural surroundings.
Viewing wildlife from the water is a great experience, whether from the intimacy of an open canoe or the comfort of a specialist craft. Loch Insh near Kincraig and Loch Morlich near Aviemore are ideal places to see many types of wildlife in their natural environment.
The majestic rivers Spey and Dee flow through the National Park on their way to the sea and are two of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Scotland, if not the world.  And remember, it's the water from these very special rivers and their tributaries that goes into making some of the finest whisky in the world!






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