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Cairngorms Walks and Trails

There are hundreds of walks and trails in the Cairngorms. Some are on Forestry trails, some are high plateau walks whilst others are nature trails and walks of interest. There are far too many to mention in this website, however we have set out a number which are cross section of those available. 

Of course with Scottish Land access rights, you can just about walk anywhere for as long as you do so sensibly and with respect for other land users. Be aware of the hunting season for grouse, deer and of course pheasant. The best thing to do is visit any outdoor shop and they will have any relevant information. Also the forestry and other land owners usually provide pamphlets about stalking and other activities.


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Above all take care, leave information about where you are going and for how long either with your accommodation provider or even in a visible place in your car.

It should be noted that Scottish weather is very changeable, and what might be a minor inconvenience of rain in low level forest may be a challenging ordeal in the higher paths and trails. Be well equipped. If you are not sure, then don't go.

Here are a few of hundreds of walks in this magnificent area.

The Wildcat Trail - Newtonmore - approx 7 miles - circular
The trail is a well way marked path that encircles the village of Newtonmore and as such is perfect for those who stay in or near Newtonmore. The path takes visitors along the banks of the River Spey and they have excellent views of the Cairngorms to the East and the Monadhliath Mountains to the North West. As there are three main access points on the trail it can be shortened if the weather changes.

The Badenoch Way - Kingussie - approx 11 miles
From near Kingussie the path goes to Dalraddy to the south of Aviemore. It quite a varied path which goes along the river Spey and past some magnificent wet lands. 

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