60 Reasons to Visit Cairngorms National Park

The GO Guide to Cairngorms National Park 

Situated in the north east of Scotland, the Cairngorms National Park is one of the most picturesque parts of Britain with hills, valleys and rolling countryside as far as the eye can see. With snow-topped peaks in the winter and fabulous views to take in from Ben Macdui, the second-highest mountain in the UK and some of the cleanest water in Scotland, this relatively new national park has something for every keen explorer.

Officially opened in 2003 by the Scottish Parliament, the Cairngorms National Park has become one of the most popular British tourist destinations; attracting walkers, cyclists, climbers and even skiers from all over the UK.

If you’ve never been to Scotland, but love getting out into the fresh air for a walk with your partner or family; then the Cairngorms presents the perfect opportunity to pack up the car and head north with the help of this GO Outdoors Guide to the Cairngorms.

Whether you’re a keen cyclist desperate to test yourself against the challenging peaks or the kind of rambler who strives to conquer the best of the British countryside, the Cairngorms is waiting for you. There’s no need to be an expert, or even the most experienced of campers, cyclists or walkers as there are ample opportunities for you to learn from local experts; and even more opportunities for you to learn as you go.

We haven’t forgotten about the little ones either, as this guide includes plenty of fun activities for children to try on their own – or as a whole family.

So whether it’s a staycation over the school holidays or a much-needed weekend away with your nearest and dearest, the Cairngorms are waiting for you; so pack up the car with your walking boots, all of your essential waterproof clothing and your brand new tents and venture into the Cairngorms National Park with GO Outdoors.

Reasons to visit Cairngorms National Park:

10 Cairngorms Walking Routes


10 Cycle Routes in Cairngorms


10 Cairngorms Campsites


10 Alternative Activities to try in Cairngorms


10 Family Days Out in Cairngorms


10 Places to go Climbing in Cairngorms