Cairngorms National Park

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Cairngorms National Park [1] is a mountainous national park in Scotland's Highlands region.


Receiving its National Park status in September 2003, the Cairngorms National Park is Britain's largest at 3800 sq km and offers breathtaking beauty filled with a magnificent array of wildlife. In 2011, the area was selected by the National Geographic Magazine as one of the top 20 places in the world to visit.



Flora and fauna[edit]

  • Flora

Mountainous areas of wild land, interspersed with lochs, rivers, woodland and moorland make the Cairngorms a spectacular place to explore.

  • Fauna

Scottish Crossbill, Osprey, Capercaillie, Golden Eagle are just a few of the species you might see here. There are also deer, rare red squirrels, wildcats and otters.


Get in[edit]

From the south there are two main roads that provide access to the Cairngorms. The A9, which traverses north to south, connect Perth and Inverness and is the busiest road in the Scottish Highlands as it provides the fastest route between the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow in the South, to Northern Scotland. This road passes through Newtonmore, Kingussie, and Aviemore. Another road that passes through is the A93 which is south of the A( and goes throught the Cairngorms via Braemar.


Get around[edit]

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Mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, walking, horse-riding, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, golf, clay pigeon shooting, canyoning, gorge walking, orienteering, yoga, shinty, wildlife and birdwatching, tennis, swimming, white water rafting, river tubing, archery, fishing.

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The Cross at Kingussie [2].

Muckrach Lodge Hotel and Restaurant [3]. Grantown on spey, tel: 01247 851 257,

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There are plenty of guest houses, self-catering cottages and hotels throughout the park as well as a couple of Caravan & Camping parks. Why not chek the main Cainrgorms National Park site [4].

The Cross at Kingussie [5].

  • Muckrach Lodge, Dulnain Bridge, 01479851257, [6]. Boutique country house hotel  edit


You can camp out in the wilderness if you are in a small group for a couple of nights, although you must stay away from houses and not disturb any livestock.


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Get out[edit]

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