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Cairngorms National Park

Loch Garten RSPB Reserve

Discover & Explore

Welcome to the unique and special Cairngorms National Park. There's something for everyone, from exploring the nature and wildlife found in the mountainous trails of Tolmount, or relaxing on the beach of Loch Morlich – it’s simply breathtaking

The Scottish Government has now implemented Phase 3 of the transition out of lockdown for Scotland. Travel restrictions for recreation, leisure and exercise have been lifted, we ask if you travel to the National Park please be kind and considerate in the areas you visit and respect our local communities, the virus has not gone away, please protect yourselves and residents in the National Park.

Please ensure you maintain physical distancing of at least two metres from other people when outdoors, in shops and businesses. Adhere to Government guidelines and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Always plan ahead for any visit to ensure that the places and businesses you intend to visit are open and ready to receive visitors.

Overnight stays are permitted but not all accommodation providers are fully open, so please check and book ahead. You can stay in a campervan or caravan on a formal site (if they are open) and we ask that you do not park overnight in existing car parks.

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Things to see and do in the Park

Come and explore this wild and natural playground, a haven for wildlife, walking, climbing, cycling and much, much more.

View some of our favourite things to do

Discover the Cairngorms National Park

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What kind of wildlife can you spot at this time of year

Cairngorms National Park is the home to some of the most unique animals and plants in the UK. See them for yourself and share your spottings with us.

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Tread Lightly in the Park

You can help look after the Cairngorms National Park by ‘treading lightly’ when you’re out and about enjoying the outdoors.
Click here for advice on camping, litter, outdoor cooking, campfires, toilets, walking dogs and avoiding ticks.

Read our access advice here