Find great dog-friendly walks in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

The Cairngorm National Park situated in the northeast of Scotland was established as a National Park in 2003. It is the largest National Park in United Kingdom with 18,000 people residing within its 4,528 square kilometre and spreading across AberdeenshireMoray, Highland, Angus and Perth and Kinross counties.

You can find the walks we did in the maps and list of blog posts below. Dog will need to be on lead when crossing fields with livestock. All the walks have been translated in French. Additionally, you will be able for each walk to download a PDF with clear guidances and GPX file by visiting our page on the walking website Visorando. A link specific to the PDF of the walk is also provided in each blog post.

Nan Shepherd

The Cairngorm Mountains are a mass of granite thrust up through the schists and gneiss that form the lower surrounding hills, planed down by the ice cap, and split, shattered and scooped by frost, glaciers and the strength of running water. Their physiognomy is in the geography books – so many square miles of area, so many lochs, so many summits of over 4000 feet – but this is a pallid simulacrum of their reality, which, like every reality that matters ultimately to human beings, is a reality of the mind

Walks in the CairnGorm National Park, Scotland

Green: easy walk, Orange: medium level walk, Red: hard level walk

Some interesting websites to plan your visit:

For readers The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd is a great poetry, nature book to read.

Find all our walks in the UK National Parks on this page.

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