Exploring the Cairngorms National Park

by Jules on May 7, 2012

When walking in the Cairngorms there are a few things you should know; the National Park is located in Scotland in the UK and it is well known throughout the world as one of the most popular areas to go walking (it is also well known as one of the cleanest parks in the world).

The park was established in 2003 and is home to more than fifteen thousand people. The Cairngorms National Park has one of the largest varieties of high mountains in the United Kingdom, with a huge landscape of wilderness. The land is a part of the arctic wilderness and over one million people come to Cairngorms National Park annually to enjoy the beautiful scenery that the park has to offer.

Over thirty percent of the park is designated to reserve nature. The park has over twenty five percent of the United Kingdom’s endangered animal and plant species, such as the eagle and crossbill.

Visitors can take hikes that which are seven miles long or walk the tracks which cover 500 meters and are loch side strolls. If you decide to walk in the Cairngorms National Park, the ideal time to visit is in the warm spring and summer months.

While you are taking your walk you will want to pack a few important items. Make sure that you are dressed in layers; that way if it is too warm (or too cold) you can easily peel each layer off (or add layers) while remaining comfortable on your walk. Also, since it is a walk you will be taking, be sure to bring an extra pair of shoes; preferably a durable, athletic pair of sneakers.

You will absolutely be receiving a plenty of exercise, so make sure that you pack a few bottles of water, sunscreen with the appropriate SPF and a hat to avoid any heat related illnesses and dehydration.

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