The Cairngorms National Park Fun for all the family all year round

The cairngorms Mountain range encompasses the highest landmass in the United Kingdom. This broad plateau of mountains are riven by the awesome valleys of the Lairig Grhu and Loch Avon.

With an average height of 1000meters this mass includes five of the six highest summits in Britain.

It’s a wild place with a landscape of heather and granite, with a subarctic climate where only the hardy survive. It supports rare  alpine tundra vegetation and high altitude species of birds such as the dottrel, ptarmigan and snow bunting.

On the lower slopes this harsh environment gives way to scenic glens, stunning forests of Caledonian pine, this landscape provides home to a variety of rare wildlife such as red squirrels, pine martens, Scottish wildcats, birds such as crossbills, capercaillie, osprey, buzzards and red kite.

photo of a snowboarder on Cairngorm mountain

The Cairngorms National Park is a mecca for hill-walkers and mountaineers. Cycling and mountain biking has found unbound popularity and in the winter skiers and snowboarders arrive to enjoy winter sports.

photo of the beach at Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich plays host to water enthusiasts with  whole array of activities available. Or on a sunny day you can enjoy the sandy beach with the glistening water of the loch lapping on your toes as you marvel at the surrounding forest and mountain scenery.

With other activities such as tree zone adventures, fishing, Segway, quad bike treks, river adventures, clay target shooting, archery, gliding, horse riding and lots more there’s never a dull moment when you visit.

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