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Dramatic peaks & pinesThe Cairngorms

Snow-capped mountains glisten in the Scottish sunshine, shadowy pine forests are filled with magic and mystery and the famous northern hospitality overflows from the pretty little towns dotted over this large expanse of north east Scotland. The Cairngorms are a paradise for wildlife and adventure-seekers alike. With mile-upon-mile of unspoiled habitat, lakes to canoe on, forests to mountain bike through and many hidden viewpoints from which to watch Mother Nature at work, this is an area of Scotland not to be missed.

The Cairngorms National Park is found in north east Scotland and is the largest national park in the UK covering 1,748 square miles. It incorporates the Cairngorms mountain range and Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray, Angus and more recently Perth and Kinross.

Explore the Cairngorms

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment.

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    In Your Element

    In Your Element Scotland, Inverness, United Kingdom

    In Your Element is an adventure and activities operator with various locations in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking

    Aquaplay Scotland

    Aquaplay Scotland, Seafield Square, Rothes, United Kingdom

    Aquaplay Scotland is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, coasteering and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside access to a self catering bunk house.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    Active Outdoor Pursuits

    Active Outdoor Pursuits Cairngorms Adventure Centre Craigower Lodge, Newtonmore Cairngorms National Park PH20 1AT

    Active Outdoor Pursuits is an adventure and activities operator located in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, climbing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Mountain Biking

    Full On Adventure

    Full On Adventure, Old Pavillion, Inverdruie nr Aviemore, Rothiemuchus, PH22 1QH

    Full On Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Pitlochry, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend a range of accommodation options if required. Shower and heated changing facilities are available on site.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting

    Scottish Quads

    Scottish Quads C/O The National Trust for Scotland Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Killiecrankie Perthshire PH16 5LG Scotland

    Scottish Quads is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Perthshire, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning and white water rafting to suit a range of abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

     

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Coasteering, Zip lining

    Highland Fling Bungee

    Highland Fling Bungee C/O The National Trust for Scotland Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Killiecrankie Perthshire PH16 5LG Scotland

    Highland Fling Bungee is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Perthshire, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting, coasteering and zip lining to suit a range of abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can arrange accommodation and transport options if required.

     

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