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Cairngorms National Park

View to Braemar

Cairngorms Landscapes

From wind-blasted mountain top to village square, from deep forests to sparkling lochs. Are you enthusiastic about our Cairngorms Landscapes and want to learn more?

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

Find Out More About The Special Landscape Qualities

Our Landscape Areas section provides more information on the landscape of different parts of the National Park, be it mountains, straths or settlements.

Our Special Landscape Qualities section provides information on each of the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park including moorlands, culture and sensory qualities.

We have a rich palette of geology, landform, vegetation and land use in the Park. Individually and collectively these characteristics combine to give the National Park its outstanding scenery and special places. Find out more