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Cairngorms National Park

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Car Parks in the Cairngorms National Park

We want to ensure that everyone who gets outdoors is safe and adheres to Government Guidelines around physical distancing.

Use this list of car parks, their capacity, and likeliness to be busy, to help you plan ahead when visiting the Cairngorms National Park. Some local car parks may have restrictions in place.

Mainland Scotland is now in full lockdown and only essential travel may take place.


Please respect the interests of residents and land managers by using car parks and not parking on the road or blocking driveways and forestry tracks.

Please remember to Tread Lightly in the Park, bring hand sanitiser, rubbish and dog waste bags, and please take all your litter home.

Last Updated: January 6th 2021 – We endeavor to keep this page as up to date as possible.

Looking for information on the status of public toilets in the Park – please visit our Public Toilets in the Cairngorms National Park web page.

Car ParkLocationStatusCapacity of Car ParkContact
Loch Muick Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen 70 carsBalmoral Ranger Service
Muir of Dinnet Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen 15 carsScottish Natural Heritage
Cambus o'May Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen30 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Glen Tanar
Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen35 cars Glen Tanar Trust
Dinnet Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen 20 cars COAT
Primarily for Balmoral Castle visitors
Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen150 cars Balmoral Ranger Service
Keiloch, Invercauld EstateDeeside, AberdeenshireOpen40 carsInvercauld Estate
Callater Car Park Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen 20 cars Invercauld Estate
Sean Spittal Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen 8 cars Invercauld Estate
Linn of Dee Deeside, AberdeenshireOpenNational Trust of Scotland
Glenmore Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen290 cars
Sugar Bowl - 40 cars
Allt Mhor - 33 cars
Hayfield - 50 cars
Allt Bhan - 12 cars
Visitor Centre - 28 cars
Beach Car Park - 92 cars
Lochside - 19 cars
Loch Morlich - 32 cars
Forestry Land Scotland
Glenmore - roadside car parking Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen"Ski Lane" between village and snow gates - 140 cars
Glenmore shop - 5 cars
Highland Council
Cairngorm Mountain Badenoch & StrathspeyCoire Cas (main) and Coire na Ciste car park closed660 cars
Cairngorm Mountain
Loch Garten Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen55 cars RSPB Scotland
Loch Garten - Mallachie & Garten Wood Badenoch & StrathspeyOpenMallachie - 15 cars
Garten Wood - 7 cars
RSPB Scotland
Glen Tilt PerthshireOpen20 cars Atholl Estates
Glen Feshie (Achlean car park)Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen15 cars Scottish Natural Heritage
Uath Lochans Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen 12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Frank Bruce, Feshiebridge Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen17 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Feshiebruach Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Loch an EilienBadenoch & StrathspeyOpen - toilet closed96 cars
Laggan Wolftrax BadenochOpen50 cars Forestry Land Scotland & Laggan Forest Trust
Pattack Falls BadenochOpen 12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Glen Clova AngusOpen100 cars Angus Council
Glen Doll Angus Open100 cars Forestry Land Scotland and Angus Alive


Plan Ahead