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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.

  • 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: 13 April 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 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 (Closed) - 19 cars
Loch Morlich - 32 cars
Forestry Land Scotland
Cairngorm Mountain Badenoch & StrathspeyCoire Cas (main) and Coire na Ciste car park closed till at least 26 April660 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


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