Explore the Scottish wilderness: go hiking in the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park is where our adventure with CheapOutdoor began. We are happy to take you to the place where the idea for our company was planted.

Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Cairngorms National Park is a breathtaking landscape of vast valleys, rugged mountains and shimmering lochs. It's a hikers ' paradise, with a vast network of trails and routes, (not all of which are equally well signposted), that take you through some of Britain's most spectacular scenery.

There is something for everyone in this beautiful area. From leisurely hikes along tranquil valleys to challenging climbs to the top of high mountains. Whether you want to take a short walk, or a multi-day trek through remote wilderness (like us), the Cairngorms offers it all.

One of the most striking features of the Cairngorms National Park is, of course, some of the highest mountains in Britain. With peaks such as Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm and Braeriach, the park offers challenging climbs and breathtaking views of surrounding wilderness. For experienced mountain hikers, there are numerous routes leading to the top of these iconic mountains. Less experienced hikers can enjoy the lower slopes and valleys. During a walk through the park, you can just come face to face with the native fauna: deer, eagles, buzzards, and sometimes even a snow grouse. So don't forget your (photo)camera! 

Of course, a few practical tips should not be missing before your adventure begins:

1.      1. The weather in the Scottish Highlands can be unpredictable, so make sure you are well prepared for all
   weather. Wear suitable clothing and equipment, don't forget your rain gear. Warm layers and
   sturdy walking shoes are a must. 

2. H2. The terrain in the Cairngorms National Park can be challenging, familiar with map reading and navigating with
  a compass can help you a lot with this. So always take a detailed map and a compass with you and be
  be prepared for possible changes in your route due to terrain or weather conditions.

3. A GPS on a phone won't always work, so keep that in mind.Safety comes first!
    Inform others about your travel plans, stay on the marked trails, avoid dangerous terrain and prepare
    prepare for emergencies. Always carry a first aid kit, emergency signals and enough food and water with you

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