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Cairngorms National Park


The Cairngorms National Park covers roughly 10% of Scotland and is the UK’s largest National Park at 3800 square km (1400 square miles). It is larger than the Lake District and twice the size of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The Park stretches from Grantown-on-Spey in the north to the Angus Glens in the south; from Ballater in the east and to Dalwhinnie in the west.

It is one of the rare places in the British Isles where visitors can enjoy such a wide variety of environments in one place. The Cairngorms National Park contains some of the best wildlife habitats in the UK and is home to a quarter of Scotland’s native woodland as well as a wealth of rare plants and creatures. The National Park provides some of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, from the high mountain tops to the ancient pinewoods.

In addition to discovering spectacular landscapes and wildlife, visitors can also explore the rich cultural heritage at the many friendly little towns and villages located within The Cairngorms National Park. For information on things to do in the Cairngorms National Park, please click here. For information on the governance of the Park under the auspices of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, please click here. Go Outdoors has also produced a blog about recommended things to do in the Park.

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