Walking in the Cairngorms is by the far the most popular activity in the area. It is available to most of the people, and the varied offers starts with not walking at all, just taking a pony trek, up to survival and navigational courses.
The in-between option is to take the classic walks, in the Glenmore and Rothiemurchus Estate areas, which connect the ancient pine forests with the people habitat area. Most of the paths are achievable in one day, with basic equipment, a little navigation skill and some beginner experience. Many of the paths connects between themselves, so it is very hard to get lost. Even the most difficult expeditions, which take up to five of the highest peaks in Scotland, are achievable in one single day.
The Speyside Way, begins at Aviemore and finds its way to Spey Bay, passing through magnificent scenery, for a distance of 65 miles.
East Highland Way is the right trekking connection between the William Fort and the National Park, just in case you want to explore by food the borders of this majestic Park.
You can find The Cairngorms explorer book in any of the info points and hotels in the area. The book runs through all the walks and expeditions in the area, and offers the contacts of professionals that can guide in both summer and winter.
Family walks and activities are organised periodically, both on a schedule and at demand. The not so keen for adventure trekkers can join these group walks and still get to breath in the clean air and witness some of the most beautiful protected and usual wildlife under one of the most beautiful natural environments in Scotland.
The versatility and the wide offer of activities for both families, individuals and extreme sports enthusiasts attracts a huge number of tourists annually.