Aviemore Walking is one of the most popular activities with so much of the Cairngorms National Park to explore on the doorstep. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic and harsh mountain environments in Britain, a challenge to even the most seasoned hillwalkers. However, you don’t need to undertake a serious expedition to enjoy the hills of the Cairngorms. Five of the Six highest mountains in Britain can be found nearby Aviemore and can be tackled using basic equipment and good navigational experience. From Aviemore walking you can travel along the Speyside Way towards Boat of Garten, explore the Craigellachie Nature Reserve which offers beautiful views over Aviemore, walk around the 50km network of carefully maintained paths on nearby Rothiemurchus Estate, and meander up the Old Logging Way to Glenmore and the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains. The Aviemore Paths Leaflet is a useful download and can be picked up in the Aviemore Visitor Information Centre on Grampian Road.
Ranger Services at Rothiemurchus and Glenmore offer guided walks and events throughout the year.
Walk Highlands is very useful website with detailed walking routes documented.
The following businesses can offer guided walks and advice on getting out and about around Aviemore. If you are travelling by public transport see our ‘How to get here’ page.
Walking - Cairngorm Mountain
Essential Summit Walk The Summit Walk takes you from the Ptarmigan Station at 3600ft up to the summ...
Rothiemurchus Walking and Countryside Rangers
Maps with best waymarked low level walks with mountain views through the ancient forest. Weather an...
Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided
Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a l...
In Your Element: Climbing, Mountaineering, Guided Walks
One of the largest and most environmentally responsible providers of outdoor activity experiences in...
In Your Element
0333 600 6008
Wilderness Scotland, Walking (Small Group)
Wilderness Scotland is the leading walking and adventure travel company in Scotland. Since 2001, w...
Active Outdoor Pursuits - Walking
Active Outdoor Pursuits will take you to the Scottish hills which are famous for their rugged natura...
Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Golf Course Road
Wilderness Scotland, Photography (Small Group)
Colin Prior is one of the worlds leading landscape photographers. His spectacular panoramic images ...
Wilderness Scotland, Wildlife Holidays
A little more active than “normal” wildlife holidays, we'll introduce you to our wild in...
Wilderness Scotland - Tailor-made
Whether you would like to follow one of our existing itineraries or have an itinerary customised for...
Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain
Camera Obscura Mountain to Sea - Beyond Site by Mel Woods and Lei Cox Visit ...
Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)
Our winter adventure activities provide unique itineraries and exceptional experiences, which allow ...
01479 420 020
Aviemore Family Adventures
An Aviemore Family Adventure awaits you! Welcome to kicking back and enjoying some of the very best ...
Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport
Private Hire Taxi Service - Transport Provider and Logistical Support for Outdoor Industry - Airpo...
07704 987 325
Out In The Hills
Guided walks and wilderness camping trips in the Cairngorms National Park and elsewhere in the Scott...
162-2 Grampian Road
Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus
Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with it's 13th century island castle was voted 'UK's best picnic...
Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus
Cairngorm Adventure Guides
Cairngorm Adventure Guides provide mountaineering courses and outdoor activities for families, indiv
13 Railway Terrace, Aviemore (07736 933169)
Come with TREKnTRAIL for a memorable and enjoyable outdoor experience walking or biking in the wonde
Aviemore, Aviemore (07703 346967)
Back Country Biking offers mountain biking and pack rafting/bikerafting adventure holidays and train
130 Dalnabay, Silverglades, Aviemore (07813 785072)