There are hundreds of walks
and trails in the Cairngorms. Some are on Forestry trails, some
are high plateau walks whilst others are nature trails and walks
of interest. There are far too many to mention in this website,
however we have set out a number which are cross section of
Of course with Scottish
Land access rights, you can just about walk anywhere for as
long as you do so sensibly and with respect for other land
users. Be aware of the hunting season for grouse, deer and
of course pheasant. The best thing to do is visit any
outdoor shop and they will have any relevant information.
Also the forestry and other land owners usually provide
pamphlets about stalking and other activities.
Above all take care,
leave information about where you are going and for how long
either with your accommodation provider or even in a visible
place in your car.
It should be noted that
Scottish weather is very changeable, and what might be a minor
inconvenience of rain in low level forest may be a challenging
ordeal in the higher paths and trails. Be well equipped. If you
are not sure, then don't go.
Here are a few of hundreds
of walks in this magnificent area.
The Wildcat Trail -
Newtonmore - approx 7 miles - circular
The trail is a well way marked path that encircles the village
of Newtonmore and as such is perfect for those who stay in or
near Newtonmore. The path takes visitors along the banks of the
River Spey and they have excellent views of the Cairngorms to
the East and the Monadhliath Mountains to the North West. As
there are three main access points on the trail it can be
shortened if the weather changes.
The Badenoch Way -
Kingussie - approx 11 miles
From near Kingussie the path goes to Dalraddy to the south of
Aviemore. It quite a varied path which goes along the river Spey
and past some magnificent wet lands.