Skip to content

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





Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve near AboyneGlen Tanar 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 or Able2Adventure 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 and

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.  Advance bookings necessary. Tel: 01479 810004 (office hours).

Highland Mobility Scooter Hire offer have mobility scooter hire, including off-road scooters.  They cover the Spey valley area (Aviemore / Glenmore, Grantown-on-Spey, Carrbridge, Boat of Garten and Nethy bridge)

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

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

Overcoming barriers in the Park
Overcoming barriers in the Park 
Training ambassadors for the National Park through 'Backbone's Community Leadership Programme'
Training ambassadors for the National Park through 'Backbone's Community Leadership Programme' 
Building links with user groups through Inclusive Cairngorms
Building links with user groups through Inclusive Cairngorms 

Do you have any questions about accessibility in the Park?

For more information please contact Alan Smith, Outdoor Learning Officer on 01479 870518.