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Make the most out of the Cairngorms – 2 new publications available to the public

21st March 2005

Whether you live in the Cairngorms National Park or are just visiting, two new leaflets are now available to help you make the most of what the area has to offer.

Cairngorms Countryside Events 2005 is a pocket-sized guide to countryside events – from guided walks to events and talks – in and around the Park from March through to December.

The guide has been produced by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in partnership with ranger services operating in the area and other organisations including the National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Events detailed include low level meanders through ancient pine forests to challenging treks on the high tops.  There is also pond dipping with a countryside ranger, night-time walks in search of elusive wildlife and storytelling sessions by Loch Morlich.

The Cairngorms Visitor Guide 2005 provides a wealth of information on what to see and do the Cairngorms National Park.  There is information on the Park’s communities; outdoor activities; the area’s history and heritage; wildlife; arts, crafts and galleries; where to eat and places to stay. There is also detailed maps and information on transport, tours, entertainment and services.

CNPA’s Visitor Services Officer, Pete Crane said: “We published both booklets last year and they proved extremely popular with visitors and locals alike.

“We want people to have the best possible experience in the Cairngorms National Park, whether they are here for a week or just a day tripper.  Providing them with good, practical information on what we have to offer here will help them to access the things that interest them the most and ultimately have a really great time.”

Copies of both publications can be picked up at Tourist Information Centres, visitor attractions and accommodation providers throughout the area.  Alternatively, obtain copies by contacting the CNPA on tel: 01479 8703535 or email: [email protected]

For more information contact Karen Powell, Press Officer, Cairngorms National Park Authority Tel: 01479 870534 / Mob: 07834 130253 / [email protected]