Cairngorms National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays info on The Cairngorms National Park guidebooks and maps, and provide the facility for buying them online.
The Park is in north east Scotland and was established in 2003, the second of Scotland’s two National Parks (the first being Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park). It covers no less than 1,748 square miles.
As well as rambling books, we include geology, local interest and natural history. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.
The Cairngorms National Park Guidebooks
“This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Cairngorms. It includes 18 Munro summits and smaller viewpoint hills. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. For the adventurous there are the best of the area’s rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes including the Lairig Ghru. For those looking for a more gentle alternative, there are easy, sandy trails wandering among the tall pines and along the banks of the great rivers Spey, Nethy and Dee. Britain’s biggest mountain range is home to exceptional and varied scenery – from the ancient Caledonian forest to the granite plateau and the glacial glens and high corries where green lochans lie below great crags of the plateau rim. Along with the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside, the guidebook covers Lochnagar. It includes practical information on snack stops, public transport and accommodation, as well as a route summary table and scrambles summary.”
– Walking in the Cairngorms: Over 100 walks, trails and scrambles including Lochnagar
“The Cairngorms cover 300 sq miles, making it the most mountainous area in Britain, with an equally wide range of wildlife. The native pine forest, one of the final retreats of the red squirrel, supports small, uncommon birds like crested tits, redwings and crossbills. Loch Garten is the RSPB osprey breeding site where in summer the birds fly over a considerable tract of country in search of food. In scenic contrast, there is also an ascent to the summit of Carn Daimh, part of the Speyside Way, with its splendid panorama of the countryside surrounding Glenlivet.”
– Pathfinder Cairngorms Outstanding Circular Walks
“Britain’s largest National Park, where mountains rise in a vast wilderness of high plateaux, deep corries and empty glens, is not just a place for the intrepid – the vast tracts of surviving Caledonian forest, sparkling lochs, heather moors and tumbling rivers also make it fantastic walking country for those who want to enjoy it at a more gentle pace. “Aviemore and the Cairngorms” features 40 shorter walks, including many perfect for families, stretching from the ancient region of Badenoch and the uppermost reaches of the Spey Valley, through the outdoor hub of Aviemore to Grantown and Tomintoul, then over Ballater and Royal Deeside to Braemar.”
– Aviemore and the Cairngorms: 40 Shorter Walks (Pocket Mountains)
The Cairngorms National Park Maps
We display the one Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ map which covers the area (the best that is commercially available) in standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available.