The west side of the
Cairngorms National Park is probably the most visited courtesy
of the proximity of the main A9 road which runs from Perth to
Inverness skirting the western boundary of the park.
The main population
centre and the best known town is Aviemore. The whole of
this area has stunning views of the Cairngorms and other
mountains as well as lochs, trails and an abundance of
wildlife. For that wee bit extra interest in wildlife there
is the Highland Wildlife Park between Kincraig and
Newtonmore. This is a great place to visit for all the
Blairatholl in the south the scenery gets wilder and wilder as
you travel north climbing up onto the base of the Cairngorms.
However if you are coming from the west perhaps from Fort
William up through Spean Bridge and then past Laggan Dam, the
scenery is already spectacular before entering the Park.
There is plenty to do in particular for those
that love the great outdoors. Walking, hill walking cycling
sailing canoeing, hang gliding, gliding, and of course skiing
and much more.