We now know that physical inactivity is killing us. It is the second biggest cause of mortality, leading to around 2,500 premature deaths in Scotland every year. We also know that increasing physical activity can lead to improvements in many conditions, from heart disease to mental health issues.
At its heart, Active Cairngorms aim is for all residents and visitors to enjoy and use the Park for physical activity once a day.
Active Cairngorms is divided into three themes where we in partnership can make the biggest difference:
- Active Places
- Active Management
- Active Promotion
To deliver Active Cairngorms, the Park Authority convenes and chairs the Active Cairngorms Partnership. This partnership is made up of NHS, Paths for All, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), SUSTRANS, SportScotland and land management representatives.