These features and characteristics contribute to the Special Landscape Qualities of the Cairngorms National Park
The special and evocative qualities of the Cairngorms’ landscape have been documented in The Special Landscape Qualities of the Cairngorms National Park. The key characteristics shown below have informed these descriptions.
The map shows the relative contribution different features and characteristics make to the landscape of the National Park. View how we prepared these maps here
Parts of the National Park are designated as National Scenic Areas (NSAs). For information about the NSAs, their distribution, legislation and guidance, visit Scottish Natural Heritage’s website here.