Hillwalking In The Royal Deeside & Cairngorms Area
Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is a hill walking and walkers paradise and this part of Scotland offers some of the best walking in Scotland and Northern Europe. Cairngorm Lodges is ideally placed to make the most of all the hill walking opportunities.
There are no less than 24 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) which can be accessed from the eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park. The area is great for hillwalking and famous hills and mountain names such as Lochnagar, Morven, Derry Cairngorm, Beinn a Bhuird and the Lairig Ghru all lie in Royal Deeside. There are lots of hill walking experiences for all abilities with literally hundreds of footpaths, trails and walks to suit all levels from the young to experienced and committed Munro-baggers.
Whether you’re dedicated to bagging Munros or just looking for a leisurely stroll with the family on a bright winter’s day, Royal Deeside and Cairngorm Lodges can offer scenic walks to suit everyone. It is also particularly suitably placed for exploring the hills of Donside and Strathdon. There is also spectacular walking available right on the doorstep of the lodges with Muir of Dinnet ( a National Nature Reserve) and the high hill of Morven.
For a detailed daily weather forecast for the Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm Lodges area provided by the Mountain Weather Information Service visit mwis.org.uk.
Shorter Walks, Longer/ Mountain Walks Forest Walks.
The walks highlighted here range between one to two hours to complete and you should be properly equipped despite their moderate nature. You may find that you manage the routes more quickly which will give you a measure of your rate of completion relative to the generous time allowance given here. Generally there are good paths for these walks but please take care to read the full descriptions which link through to Walkhighlands where mapping is provided as part of the explanation. Good footwear is imperative.
LONGER WALKS AND MOUNTAIN WALKS
The walks highlighted here will take at least 2 hours to complete and you should be properly equipped despite their moderate nature. Generally there are good paths for these walks but please take care to read the full description courtesy of Walkhighlands where mapping is provided as part of the explanation. Good footwear is imperative and full wet weather mountain clothing and food should be carried on some of the longer mountain walks outwith the summer.
Ballater Walking Festival in May is a major annual event Walking Festival.
Walk Deeside is a family-run provider of guided hiking and walking holidays in Deeside, Scotland and abroad. It is based only two miles from Cairngorm Lodges. They are specialists in outdoor activities and navigation courses in the Cairngorms and Royal Deeside and also run 4x4 safaris in the surrounding countryside. Walk Deeside.
The Active Aboyne festival in September has a large number of hillwalking and outdoor activity events Active Aboyne festival.
Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust has developed dozens of paths and hill walking routes in Royal Deeside. With details of over 50 low level walks from towns and villages and information of high level walks for experienced walkers. Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.
For a detailed daily weather forecast for the Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm Lodges area provided by the Mountain Weather Information Service visit Weather Forecast.
heart of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms