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Cairngorms National Park

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

Understand

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.

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

  • 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.

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

Get around

See

Towns

Do

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.

Buy

Eat

The Cross at Kingussie [2].

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

Drink

Sleep

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 www.Cairngorms-Park.com

The Cross at Kingussie www.thecross.co.uk

  • Muckrach Lodge, Dulnain Bridge, 01479851257, [4]. Boutique country house hotel

Camping

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.

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out



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