Cairngorms National Park

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National Park Strategies

The Cairngorms National Park Authority provides leadership to tackle the big issues in the Park in a collaborative way.


To achieve strategic alignment a National Park Partnership Plan has been prepared supported by various strategies including:

Cairngorms Local Development Plan 2015 – 2020

Provides a special framework for the development and use of the land in the Park

Active Cairngorms

is an outdoor access strategy that positions the National Park as a quality tourism destination and energises partners to deliver the active health agenda

Core Paths Plan

The Core Paths Plan – a statutory plan – helps the Park Authority and its partners develop the backbone of paths that support and grow the Park as the place for outdoor activities

Cairngorms Nature Action Plan 2013 – 2018

Describes the most important things to do over the next five years and provides a focus for the work of the Cairngorms Nature Partnership

Cairngorms Economic Strategy 2015 – 2018

Aims to develop and diversify the economy of the Cairngorms National Park

Tourism: Action+ Change
Tourism Action Plan for the Cairngorms National Park 2017 – 2022

Sets out a common agenda for everyone involved and interested in tourism in the Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms LEADER Local Development Strategy 2014 – 2020

Sets out the investment priorities for community-led Local Development in the Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms Research Strategy 2014 – 2017

Sets out what is needed to deliver research that benefits the management of the Park, and make the most of the Park in the wider research agendas


For more information


Gavin Miles, Planning Manager, tel: 01479 870565