Walking Cairngorms in Scottish Highlands is a new past-time?
You can enjoy your days exploring the Distilleries of; Glenmore, Strathspey and Speyside, or perhaps explore the renowed golden coastline around Moray. There are hills, forests and lochs are full of rare and hidden fauna and flora, whisky-coloured rivers and breathtaking wildlife.
There are many wee towns throughout Badenoch & Strathspey like Grantown which have a rich natural and cultural heritage. Traditional and local history is a source of pride and information and stories about Grantown on Spey can be found at Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre.
There’s something for everyone – guided walks, talks and events, outdoor activities, walking challenges and endurance races throughout Moray and Cairngorms. Walking Cairngorms and Moray Whisky Country is highly recommended.
Click here to view our WALKING IN THE HIGHLANDS guide, detailing routes, including mileage and grade.
We would recommend you enjoy walking the designated routes available in Speyside, Moray and Cairngorms. You don’t need to wait for one of our fantastic Walking Festivals before you can enjoy the benefits and freedom of the Cairngorm National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to walk independently or as part of a recognised organised group. You can enjoy a short-break with walking at its heart.
You may find a short-break is just not long enough to enjoy and sample all the delights the Highlands has to offer. There are so many opportunities throughout the area that often one visit just isn’t enough. Moray Council sponsors ‘Moray Ways’, a guide to walks throughout Cairngorms, Speyside WalkHighlands also offers a wide range of walks and activities in and around Grantown.e.g. Speyside Way or Davaway. Forres Footpaths Trust also offers a great range of walks to suit all abilities.
If you are looking for an adventure, something more exciting, then you need look no further than ‘Outfit Moray’ who provide a wide range of adventure and outdoor activities. 2014 saw the launch of the first Cairngorms Walking Festival. Rangers and local guides are on hand to take you around the wonderful mountain trails, in order to glimpse our unique wildlife. Local guides and rangers who plan routes regularly, can be booked in advance to assist you or you can undertake their walking routes yourself with OS Map, friends and family.
Walking locally – we recommend Walk Highlands or Living Walks as your online internet guides. All walks listed below are within easy reach of Tulach Ard House.