Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Landscapes & Scenery

The Cairngorms National Park is hugely diverse; it is a living, working landscape from the wild high mountains, to the heather moorlands and peatlands, to the magnificent forests, the farms and crofts, and the wetlands and rivers which wind through the flood plains.

View to Braemar
View to Braemar

The landscapes of the National Park are not just something we look at and see; they are something we belong to and feel!

This is a living, working landscape formed not just by the vast crushing glaciers of yesterday but by the daily lives of the many people who live and work in the National Park. It is active management and hard work that has led to the creation of all the forest, moorland and farmland we celebrate today.

Our changing landscapes

The Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts project is a pioneering citizen science initiative to gather information about our landscapes as they change from day to day and year to year. As visitors, you can not only enjoy our amazing scenery, you can also help us record our changing landscapes. Wherever you plan to visit, look at the map of our scenic posts locations and just take a picture then upload to our web site.

A view of the Braemar landscape, looking towards Ballater, The Cairngorms National Park.
A view of the Braemar landscape, looking towards Ballater, The Cairngorms National Park.

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