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Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

From £755 for 5 days
Trip Overview

There’s something to be said for exploring the Scottish Highlands in summer. While you won’t experience the sorts of scorching temperatures you might find in other parts of the world, you will find a vibrant countryside that’s come to life in the warmer weather. On this 5-day walking trip, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the region’s most striking peaks and most beautiful landscapes, with the guidance of a local leader who can share stories of the area and the conservation efforts in place to keep it pristine. Cool off with an afternoon on the ‘beach’ at the dreamy nearby Loch Morlich, where canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding are on option. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy the quaint village life – including few whiskys and a meal at a favourite local pub. And with your base being the small Scottish town of Aviemore, you’ll neither be on the move nor stretched for time each day, with plenty of time to explore your way. Welcome to the Cairngorms – a gateway into the real Scottish countryside.

Essential Info
Starts: Aviemore
Ends: Aviemore
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: IBWXA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Scotland
What's Included


4 Breakfasts included


Private vehicle,Public bus


Guesthouse (4 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Experience the freedom of hiking in the UK’s largest and wildest National Park – the Cairngorms.

•   Hike a stage of the famous Speyside Way long distance trail, passing through heather moors and Caledonian pine forests on the way.

•   Enjoy a special gourmet picnic lunch on the beach at the beautiful Loch Morlich.

•   Your local leader will have plenty of local stories to share – especially about the nature of the Cairngorms National Park and conservation projects in the area.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 16th Jul 2021
Returning: 20th Jul 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Aug 2021
Returning: 27th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Sep 2021
Returning: 21st Sep 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Oct 2021
Returning: 8th Oct 2021
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Aviemore! Today is simply a joining day, so make your own way to tonight’s guesthouse accommodation where you will stay for the rest of your trip in the Scottish Highlands. This is located only a kilometre or so from Aviemore’s railway station, however taxis are also available. Meet with your group and local leader in the late afternoon for an all-important welcome briefing. Here, you’ll also get the local take on the best place for dinner or drinks tonight, so listen up!
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