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.
Rothiemurchus Walking and Countryside Rangers
Maps with best waymarked low level walks with mountain views through the ancient forest. Weather an...
Walking - Cairngorm Mountain
Guided ranger walks every Thursday (May to September only) There's no better way to discover the nat...
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, Walking (Small Group)
Wilderness Scotland is the leading walking and adventure travel company in Scotland. Since 2001, w...
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, Self-guided
Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a l...
Wilderness Scotland, Winter Walking (Small Group)
Our winter adventure activities provide unique itineraries and exceptional experiences, which allow ...
01479 420 020
Highland Yaks Transport
Highland Yaks provides a transport and logistics service for your outdoor adventures. Transfers, sh...
07704 987 325
Wilderness Scotland - Tailor-made
Whether you would like to follow one of our existing itineraries or have an itinerary customised for...
James Orpwood Mountaineering
James Orpwood Mountaineering provides guided hill walking and mountain skills training in the Scotti...
27 Lockhart Place
07887 622 470
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
Wilderness Scotland, Wildlife Holidays
A little more active than “normal” wildlife holidays, we'll introduce you to our wild in...
Camera Obscura - Cairngorm Mountain
Camera Obscura Mountain to Sea - Beyond Site by Mel Woods and Lei Cox Visit ...
Come with TREKnTRAIL for a memorable and enjoyable outdoor experience walking or biking in the wonde
Aviemore, Aviemore (07703 346967)
Cairngorm Adventure Guides
Cairngorm Adventure Guides provide mountaineering courses and outdoor activities for families, indiv
13 Railway Terrace, Aviemore (07736 933169)