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Cycling the snow roads

Cycling the Snow Roads by Mikes Bikes Aviemore

The girls from Mikes Bikes in Aviemore recently took on the challenge of the Snow Roads, cycling the highest public road in Britain. Here is Sally’s story and some top tips! So why the Snow Roads? We had originally planned to ride the famous North Coast 500 route however after hours of looking at Google […]

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Picnics in the Cairngorms

How to use the outdoors to build Olympic-level resilience

The Aviemore area has produced more Olympians per head of population than any other part of the UK. Lesley McKenna, who competed in three Winter Olympics in snowboarding heats, is one of them. Based in Aviemore, the beloved place she grew up, she’s now programme manager for the GB Park and Pipe team and works […]

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Cairngorms adventure transport

9 of the most adventurous ways to see the Cairngorms 

A major reason why holiday-makers love the Cairngorms, and return year after year, is for its scenery and landscape. But another popular reason is for adventure.  Why not combine the two and choose an adventurous mode of transport in order to take in the stunning scenery? Here are some ideas. By Canoe/Kayak Seeing the Cairngorms […]

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Cairngorms walks

When is the best time to visit the Cairngorms National Park?

The Cairngorms is genuinely a year-round destination, for which every season has its own unique charm. That’s why, for example, BBC television’s Flagship nature ‘Watch’ programmes have filmed SpringWatch, AutumnWatch and WinterWatch here in the last year. Read on to find out what highlights to expect with each season.   SPRING Wildlife Watching Spring is […]

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Healthy Living in the Cairngorms

At this time of year many of us are craving healthy living, after the excesses of the festive season. The Cairngorms National Park is full of wonderful ways to relax, restore and re-energise, feeding body, soul and mind. Here are just a few ideas…. 1.Get Your Heart Going At Laggan View this post on Instagram […]

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Christmas in the Cairngorms

Top 10 ways to feel festive in the Cairngorms National Park

There is nowhere more festively fun to spend the run up to the big day than the Cairngorms. With so many things to do, it can be hard to know where to start so we’ve picked 10 highlights but be sure to also check out our entire listings, as this is only scratching the surface! […]

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cosy cairngorms

6 of the best ways to cosy up in the Cairngorms

The leaves have turned, the dark has drawn in and the temperature has dropped. At this time of year, there’s nothing better than a bracing walk to blow away the cobwebs followed by a warming whisky or hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire, or even in a hot tub! We reveal some of […]

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October Holidays in the Cairngorms

Our top picks for your tattie (October) holidays in the Cairngorms

In Scotland we call the October half-term the ‘tattie holidays’ because, in the past, this was the time when pupils were let off school to go out and help pick the annual potato yield in the fields. Luckily for them, tattie holidays are much less about hard work and much more about having fun these […]

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Cairngorms Munros

15 More of the Best Munros to climb in the Cairngorms National Park

You can ‘Munro bag’ at any time of year, as long as you have the right equipment and knowledge, but October is a particularly good time for this increasingly popular pursuit. “With the Autumn light, the magnificent changing colours and the sound of the red deer stags roaring, October can be a wonderful time for […]

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10 Top picks to chill & enjoy yourself in August in the Cairngorms

August is typically the month when most of the world takes a rest from the year’s daily grind, a tradition dating back to 18BC and the Romans’ ‘feriae augusti’. Even the Queen takes time off during this month when she heads to Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, near the Cairngorms village of Crathie. This blog […]

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15 of the best runs in the Cairngorms National Park

Maybe you’ve signed up to a sporting challenge and need to train while you’re on holiday in the Cairngorms, or maybe you’re just a running enthusiast and looking for an insider’s guide on where to run. Either way, the National Park is arguably the trail running capital of the UK, with routes to suit every […]

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15 Things To Do In the Snow in the Cairngorms

The snow has arrived in the Cairngorms – whoop, whoop! To mark its arrival, we’ve compiled a list of snow-inspired activities for you, in addition to traditional snowsports. 1)   Make a snow angel – particularly fun if you jump out of a hot tub into the snow to do this! To find a luxury lodge […]

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Outlaw King Cairngorms

5 Ways To Channel Your Inner Outlaw King in the Cairngorms

Some of the most spectacular scenes of Netflix hit Outlaw King, like the famous Loch an Eilein castle battle scene, were filmed in the Cairngorms. We spoke to a few local experts who worked behind the scenes to find out how visitors to the area can recreate Robert the Bruce’s world for themselves on their […]

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Cairngorms Winter Activities

10 of the best things to do in the Cairngorms this Winter

Forget about commercialised, so-called ‘Magic Kingdoms’, there is truly no more enchanting, beautiful a place to spend winter than the bewitching Cairngorms. Whatever the weather, with so many things to do for all the family, this wonderland will soon have you under its (cold) spell. Our top 10 picks: 1.Walking: feel like you’re in Narnia […]

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Thunder in the Glens

Thunder in the Glens

We love love love seeing everyone’s amazing pictures of their visits to the stunning Cairngorms (and some awesome shots from people lucky enough to call themselves locals). Today we are looking at Thunder in the Glens images of the amazing event that comes to Aviemore every year celebrating all things Harley Davidson. Thunder in the […]

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Family Friendly things to do around Aviemore

6 of the best family friendly things to do around Aviemore

Aviemore is one of the best places in Scotland for a family break away. Set in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is surrounded by some fantastic family friendly attractions. With guaranteed family fun and entertainment at every turn, you’ll find everything you need here for a memorable and hassle free holiday. Aviemore and the Cairngorms is waiting […]

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Top things to do in the Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are here and many local attractions have just reopened their doors for the summer season so we thought we would help you discover some of the best things to do in the UK’s largest National Park as a family! Visit a Castle – Blair Castle, Braemar Castle and Balmoral Castle all reopen […]

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Hen & Stag Parties in the Cairngorms

Hen & Stag Party Activities in the Park!

Looking to escape for your Hen & Stag Parties in the Cairngorms? You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and things to do. We’ve selected a few ideas to help you get your planning underway… 1.Take to the Air! For those of you who are feeling brave, how about doing a […]

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Lochs of the Cairngorms

Lochs of the Cairngorms

One of our favourite things about the Cairngorms is the beautiful lochs. There is nothing better than sitting lochside in the sunshine taking in the stunning views. Here are a few of our favourites: 1.Loch an Eilein Known for being ‘Loch of the Island’ with it’s 13th century island castle this is a truly unique […]

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Cairngorms Festivals

A Feast of Festivals in the Cairngorms!

The Cairngorms National Park is a natural when it comes to festivals, hosting an abundance of events that cater for all tastes and interests. Surrounded by inspiring, breath-taking scenery, it is an ideal setting for festivals that celebrate the great outdoors. Add to the mix, culture and heritage, and you have the makings of a […]

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Cycling Routes Cairngorms

Fiona Outdoor’s 5 great family friendly off-road cycling routes

The Cairngorms is a great place for cycling with the family. We reveal five of the best locations across the area for off-road cyling. Glenlivet MTB Trails Speed is your friend #Scotland #glenlivetmtb #glenlivetbiketrails #staycation #coldas completed his first 10k blue route A post shared by foodbernbike (@bernieplaisted) on Nov 28, 2016 at 7:20am PST […]

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