This is the time of the year we'd normally be encouraging people to be outside with our Discover National Parks Fortnight campaign and events. However, because of the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions, we've changed our plans and postponed the campaign and related events. But be assured we'll be back later in the year with a host of great ideas and events to help you be outside once restrictions begin to lift, and we'll post updates here
Discover National Parks
The UK’s fifteen National Parks are each unique – some have high mountains others meandering wetlands and dramatic coastline. They offer infinite opportunities to explore, learn, relax, unwind, whether its a gentle family walk with little ones exploring every tree and flower along the way, action adventures to tempt teens away from their phones or cultural events exploring the special history of the National Parks. Find out about the wide range of events and activities here.
All-year-round in the Cairngorms National Park, you can take part in organised events led by one of the ranger services operating in the Park or discover more about the Park’s rich cultural heritage by picking up a copy of the Gaelic Place Names or visit an attraction such as the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore. For wildlife experiences, some of the best places to discover what lives here is at one of the many National Nature Reserves in and close to the Park such as Muir of Dinnet, Craigellachie and Abernethy.
And maybe there are walking trails you have yet to discover and experience? Whether it’s on your own or maybe with one of the Park’s Health Walks groups, why not take a look at the community paths leaflets on the CNPA website for inspiration about where to go. Volunteering is also another great way to discover the Cairngorms National Park and there are events running throughout the year that people can sign up to.