Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Learning resources

We have a range of curriculum based education resources that can support your learning and field trips to the National Park


Rural land use in the Cairngorms National Park: conflict and resolution

This Land Use Conflict Resource is designed for Geography students at National 4, 5 and Higher level. It contains information about land uses in the Park, six case studies of some of the conflicts between them and the role of the National Park Authority in mitigating these.

A similar resource is newly available from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park providing further examples of land use conflict and resolution in the Park.

CLZ homepageCairngorms Learning Zone

The Cairngorms Learning Zone is a comprehensive website for Higher students, teachers and anyone with an interest in the Cairngorms National Park. It contains all you need to know about the Park from biodiversity, climate and landscape to land use, tourism, culture and the work of the National Park Authority.

Education Packs

Education Packs for Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve provide approaches and activities that help deliver Curriculum for Excellence from early years to Level 4, including before and after visit activities. For use by teachers, rangers, educators and group leaders. Many of the activities are transferable to other similar sites.

Resource Pack – Getting Into National Parks and National Nature Reserves

This Resource Pack contains lots of information, advice and ideas for teachers and community group leaders to help with planning a visit to Scotland’s National Parks and National Nature Reserves. It includes resources on the practicalities like transport and funding, packaging the experience, building commitment and managing risk. It also features information sheets and case studies on 8 accessible places to visit in the Parks and NNRs which might particularly appeal to people with disabilities, those on low incomes, younger or older people and multicultural groups.

Peatland resources

An activity based on peatlands throughout the UK including the Cairngorms National Park. You can use this resource in conjunction with a visit to the National Park or as a stand-alone resource in the class room. It is aimed at Higher level Geography and Biology students.

School media project films

Short films produced by young people from schools in and around the National Park. A useful resource covering topics such as climate change and outdoor learning, exploring various aspects of living, working and visiting the Park.

Cairngorms Nature films

Video clips on the special wildlife and habitats in the Park, highlighting some of the impacts and issues between land uses. Includes interviews with land managers, activity providers and users.

Outdoor learning case studies

An example of how schools in the Park have developed their own outdoor learning experiences. LOST? Archaeology project

New resources from Transport Scotland Academy9

An exciting new education initiative linked to the A9 Dualling programme.

Other useful resources on outdoor learning and National Parks

Outdoor Learning Directory

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

UK National Parks

Education Scotland

Academy9 – resources from Transport Scotland about the A9 Dualling programme

For more information on learning resources about the Cairngorms National Park contact [email protected]