Cairngorms National Park

Loch Avon and Beinn Mheadhoin, Glen Avon

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend

The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend (formerly the Cairngorms Nature Festival) celebrates the National Park’s outstanding wildlife and scenery. It takes place over the weekend of 12-14 May 2017 with dozens of events across the National Park - many of them free!

Events will range from family friendly hands-on activities to unique nature trips for the discerning nature lover. The full programme will be unveiled in March and you will be able to find all the details here.

Looking at insects caught

Cairngorms Nature Festival 2016

Last year’s festival was a roaring success including the highly popular Mud Pies family fun at Muir of Dinnet, a repeat of the sell out Bio-blitz event with Nick Baker – this time over in Deeside, ranger-led walks to see Cairngorms wildlife in action, a ‘landscape photo-post’ challenge across the Park and lots of other events including community conservation projects and more. Watch this space for information about this year’s Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend 2017.

Nick Baker

“The Cairngorms is the place if you love your wildlife….it’s got everything….so if you’ve never been, come and have a look for yourself!”
– Nick Baker

Find out why the Cairngorms National Park is such a Special Place