Walking the Cairngorms
River Spey Sgor Gaoith
Walking the Cairngorms - it's more renowned for it's Mountaineering and it's Skiing,
the Cairngorms has all the easy walking tracks you could wish for.
Scottish Countryside of the Cairngorms is also awash with places for Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Climbing & Touring.
Walking River Spey - Scottish Walks.
The Cairngorm Mountain range is situated between the Spey Valley and Braemar on Royal Deeside. The weather and scenery can be wild and dramatic. The nearest civilisation are the towns of Aviemore, Granton on Spey and Kingussie. Apart from the Gorms themselves the area is littered with hillwalking opportunities many of which can be found in the Glenmore Forest Park and the Loch Garten Nature Reserve. The main mountains of the Gorms are Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm, Braeriach and Cairn Toul. Since most of the land is over 3000ft, flora is very limited to moss and heather, You also have some fantastic rivers including the main River Spey as well as River Druie and the Pools of Dee (southern side of the Cairngorms).
Over the years glaciers have gouged deep valleys into the terrain and if you are fit enough it is possible to circumvent the Gorms through the valley of the Lairig Ghru (south from Aviemore) past the Devil's Point to Derry Lodge, then turning left head up the Lairig an Laoigh, northwards back to Aviemore. Not for the faint hearted, I may add . There is a major skiing centre in the north-east Cairgorms.
Loch Morlich can be located in the Queen's Forest, Glenmore Forest Park in the old district of Bandenoch and Strathspey. The loch is 4 miles North West of Cairn Gorm. Why not visit my experience of walking Loch Morlich!
Second day took me on a 12 mile return walk, again from the campsite, this is a stunning walk on the south western side of the Cairgorms. Please visit my guide on my walking experience
The next escapade was to tackle the Lairig Ghru, a 10 mile walk at the foothills of the Gorms, alas, here I failed miserably. I had done my homework on the Lairig and knew it was not going to be easy, especially when the book tells you to forget the mountain bike. Please click on my link to view my walk