Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Access for All

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or where you come from, the Park is for everyone to access and enjoy

Highland Disabled Ramblers enjoying an all abilities path in Carr Bridge

Places to go and things to do

There are lots of places in the Park with easy access, but here is a small selection from four corners of the Park which provide accessible facilities, and things to do.

Festival for all cycling at Blair CastleAtholl Estate at Blair Atholl is home to the grand white-walled Blair Castle with plenty wheelchair friendly paths passing through the beautiful castle grounds.

 

 

 

Aviemore youth hostel displayCraigellachie National Nature Reserve by Aviemore offers a wealth of wildlife watching opportunities from the easy access Lochan trail.

 

 

 

Nature event looking at bug life

Glenlivet Estate, Tomintoul provides some easy access trails and visitor centres to help you discover the rich history and landscape of this special place.

 

 

 

Glen TanarGlen Tanar National Nature Reserve near Aboyne has lots to offer from visitor facilities to easy access trails through native woodlands, and a ranger service to support your visit.

 

 

You’ll find many other accessible facilities and services in Badenoch and Strathspey Access Panel’s ‘Where to Go’ guide, available locally in the Strath or via their website.

Or search for venues and places with disabled access in Euan’s Guide.

Outdoor Activities

There are many outdoor activity providers that operate in the Park that welcome people with disabilities or special needs.  Check out visitcairngorms.com or Adventure Unlimited who specialise in activities for people with disabilities, or Equal Adventure who design equipment for inclusive outdoor adventure!

Paths in the Park

There are a wide range of paths with easy access in most communities across the Park. Some of these can be found in Badenoch and Strathspey Paths with Easy Access guide.  Have a look at other options in the community path leaflets.

Check out the range of Phototrails in the Park which give a photographic description of paths and trails to help you decide if it is suitable for you.

Places to stay

Crathie Opportunity Holidays provide four unique wheelchair accessible self-catering holiday cottages overlooking the River Dee.

Information on other accessible accommodation and other places of interest across the Park can be found at visitcairngorms.com and visitscotland.com

How to get around

In Badenoch & Strathspey the local community transport company has a “Where2Today?” accessible minibus service which can transport people to the majority of visitor attractions in the area Monday to Friday.  Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are also available on short-term loan.  Why not leave the car at home and enjoy a relaxing day out.  Advance bookings necessary,  Tel: 01479 810004 (office hours).

For more information about public transport in the Park and throughout Scotland go to TravelineScotland.

Further information about accessible transport, transport help for older or disabled people, and concessionary travel and can be viewed at Transport Scotland.

Developing a Park for All

Do you have any questions about accessibility in the Park?

For more information please contact Anna Fleming, Education and Inclusion Officer