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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.

What’s Open in the Cairngorms National Park?

You can find the most up to date information on what businesses are open in the Cairngorms National park at status.visitcairngorms.com 

Car Parking Facilities

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

  • Take your litter home. If you are planning a trip to Scotland’s great outdoors, you may not always find a bin in some locations.  Take a bag with you for your rubbish and bring it home.  
  • If there isn’t a bin nearby, then please keep hold of your litter and take it home. Litter should always be placed securely into a bin or taken home. You can use a carrier bag or wrap things up in other packaging so your car stays clean. Or pop it in your pocket.
  • Even fruit peelings and skins count as litter when dropped, keep them with you until you find a bin or take them home.
  • If a bin is full please don’t place litter beside, on, or around the bin, this is still littering and can harm wildlife. Please take your litter home or use another bin nearby to put your litter in.
  • Bin your single-use face coverings and other PPE waste in litter bins or take it home with you. These cannot be recycled and should only be put in litter bins. This type of item can risk serious harm to our wildlife.

Last Updated: 05 July 2021 – We endeavour to keep this page as up to date as possible.

View our Public Toilets in the Cairngorms National Park web page for up-to-date information on their availability.

Car ParkLocationWhat3WordsStatusCapacity of Car ParkContact
Loch Muick Deeside, Aberdeenshire///ferrets.resources.skipOpen70 carsBalmoral Ranger Service
Muir of Dinnet Deeside, Aberdeenshire///annual.puts.showroomsCurrently Full15 carsScottish Natural Heritage
Cambus o'May Deeside, Aberdeenshire///uniform.month.concludedOpen30 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Glen Tanar Deeside, AberdeenshireOpen35 cars Glen Tanar Trust
Dinnet Deeside, Aberdeenshire///dearest.reframe.headstoneOpen 20 cars COAT
Crathie
Primarily for Balmoral Castle visitors
Deeside, Aberdeenshire///riverside.apricot.popularOpen150 cars Balmoral Ranger Service
Keiloch, Invercauld EstateDeeside, Aberdeenshire///observers.forgiven.fadesOpen40 carsInvercauld Estate
Callater Car Park Deeside, Aberdeenshirejanuary.tricks.abundanceOpen 20 cars Invercauld Estate
Sean Spittal Deeside, Aberdeenshire///joggers.insisting.lifestyleOpen 8 cars Invercauld Estate
Linn of Dee Deeside, Aberdeenshire///templates.present.costsOpen150 carsNational Trust of Scotland
InvereyDeeside, AberdeenshireOpen25 cars
Glenmore Badenoch & Strathspey///daily.starlight.rolledOpen290 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 (Closed) - 19 cars
Loch Morlich - 32 cars
Forestry Land Scotland
Cairngorm Mountain Badenoch & Strathspey///cosmic.decrease.debutOpen660 cars
Cairngorm Mountain
Loch Garten Badenoch & Strathspey///novels.someone.guidebookOpen55 cars RSPB Scotland
Loch Garten - Mallachie & Garten Wood Badenoch & StrathspeyOpenMallachie - 15 cars
Garten Wood - 7 cars
RSPB Scotland
Glen Tilt Perthshire///salary.rattled.sparklesOpen20 cars Atholl Estates
Glen Feshie (Achlean car park)Badenoch & Strathspey///present.doing.samplersOpen15 cars Scottish Natural Heritage
Uath Lochans Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen 12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Frank Bruce, Feshiebridge Badenoch & Strathspey///tried.chatters.outdoorsOpen17 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Feshiebruach Badenoch & StrathspeyOpen12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Loch an EileanBadenoch & Strathspey///unravel.options.assessOpen96 carshttps://rothiemurchus.net/
Laggan Wolftrax Badenoch///latitudes.running.trusteesOpen50 cars Forestry Land Scotland & Laggan Forest Trust
Pattack Falls Badenoch///earpiece.correct.ripplesOpen 12 cars Forestry Land Scotland
Glen Clova Angus///downward.bedding.recapOpen100 cars Angus Council
Glen Doll Angus ///trailers.marketing.postcardOpen100 cars Forestry Land Scotland and Angus Alive

 

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