The Cairngorms is a truly awe inspiring place. At the heart of the National Park are four of Scotland's five highest mountains. Up here it can snow at any time of the year. Several arctic species; Ptarmigan, Mountain Hare and Snow Bunting make their living on the wilderness of the summit plateaux.
Fast flowing highland rivers, cascade from cliff girt lochs and hurry down melt water gorges, carving fantastic shapes in the ancient rocks. Atlantic Salmon leap waterfalls in their efforts to ascend the rivers to their spawning grounds.
Ancient Caledonian Pine Forest
At the foot of the mountains lies the last remaining Caledonian Pine Forest in the United Kingdom. This extensive area is home to some of the most endangered woodland species in the country. As well as the famous loch Garten Ospreys, the forest is a stronghold for Capercaillie, Crested Tit and Pine Marten.
Amazing Dark Skies
Clear nights bring an opportunity to admire the Milky Way with it's countless stars. Far away from bright city lights you can discover a night sky that was familiar to our ancestors and inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and literature. You may even be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights!