The National Park

The Cairngorms is Britain’s largest National Park boasting a variety of activities set against a backdrop of the breath-taking and protected landscape.

Cairngorms National Park

Walking Trails

Home to some of the most incredible views in Scotland, come to the Cairngorms National Park and find countless walks from the Speyside Walk, the Cateran Trail, the Dava Way and of course the Deeside Way. If you are staying with us then the Deeside Way starts along the old railway line from Aberdeen to Banchory, passing through woodland and farmland to Kincardine O’Neil. Then the path returns on the old line from Aboyne to Ballater. 

List of Cairngorms' walks

 

Cycling routes

There are three legendary trail centres at Laggan, Glenlivet and the Lecht that take advantage of the Cairngorm terrain. There are hard black runs, long winding red runs and blue runs for beginners. If you’re an experienced rider then you might find the below guide helpful.

View Guide

The Lecht

Wildlife

For the nature lovers among us you will not be disappointed with the outstanding wildlife in the Cairngorms, it’s home to many rare and endangered species, truly a magical sight to behold. The National Park contains a quarter of Scotland’s native forest; one third of UK land above 600 metres; more breeding farmland waders than the whole of Wales; the largest population of twinflower in Scotland, 80% of the UK’s population of capercaillie.

Find out more here

Or of course you can come and see it for yourself….

Heritage paths

There are positively hundreds of paths in the Cairngorms that have historical significance from old coffin roads, thieves’ hideouts or illicit whisky smuggling trails. You can learn about the Cairngorm heritage trails here: 

Cairngorm heritage trails

The Cairngorms National Park is a must see - book your next country retreat now!