Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

Scenic routes

Whether travelling by bike or car, there are plenty of places to stop and take in the natural beauty of the landscape.

Hill of Allargue viewpoint at Corgarff
Hill of Allargue viewpoint at Corgarff

Cairngorms National Park ‘Snow Roads’

The Snow Roads Scenic Route is a 90 mile journey from Blairgowrie to Grantown-on-Spey traversing the highest public road in Britain and travelling through the outstanding landscapes of the eastern Cairngorms. The road links the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul with a range of natural and cultural attractions. Three stunning Scenic Route Installations provide new opportunities to stop and explore this wild and beautiful highland countryside. A Cairngorms photo-post is also located at each installation to allow you to capture changes in the landscape.

The Gairnshiel Bridge is a single-arched rubble-built bridge, which crosses the River Gairn just north of Gairnshiel Lodge, originally formed part of the network of military roads in the region.

‘The Still’ – Tomintoul

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The Gairnshiel Bridge is a single-arched rubble-built bridge, which crosses the River Gairn just north of Gairnshiel Lodge, originally formed part of the network of military roads in the region.

The Gairnshiel Bridge is a single-arched rubble-built bridge, which crosses the River Gairn just north of Gairnshiel Lodge, originally formed part of the network of military roads in the region.

The Snow Roads are slow roads. Take your time to enjoy the views, villages and attractions along the route. Steep hills, ‘blind’ summits and tight bends on the roads mean you’ll need to drive with care and courtesy. On narrow sections please use the passing places to allow others to continue on their way.  Warning this route traverses the highest roads in Britain – it’s called the Snow Roads for good reason. Please check the weather forecast and follow any travel warnings. There is an 18 tonne weight restriction on Gairnsheil Bridge Travel the Snow Roads as the scenic way north or south. Link to Royal Deeside, Whisky Trail or the North Coast 500. Download the Snow Roads Leaflet and find out more.