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Cairngorm Motorhome Site

Motorhome Stopover on Cairngorm Mountain

Motorhome Home at Cairngorm Mountain

Open for bookings every day from May to October. Stay overnight or longer.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

We welcome you to the Coire na Ciste and our motorhome site situated at one of the most stunning locations in the Cairngorms National Park. Located just a stone’s throw away from all the facilities at Cairngorm Mountain allowing you to combine a day’s exploring with a tranquil sleepover at a secure park with panoramic views. Open for bookings now for May to October.

Motorhome site at Cairngorm Mountain

At a Glance

We have worked closely with the Cairngorms National Park Authority and neighbouring land owners Forestry and Land Scotland and RSPB to create this secure facility for visitors to enjoy. Experience picturesque views across Glenmore, Loch Morlich and through the epic Ryvoan Pass from the comfort of your motorhome or campervan.

Pre-book online and access the site through a secure, coded gate. We welcome motorhomes and campervans with an onboard toilet (there are no toilet or shower facilities at the park). Caravans and tents cannot be accommodated.


What our Customers Say

Guests at Motorhome Park

“Great overnight stop, views of hills are spectacular, and walks in different directions if wanted – Beverley

“Great place for a stopover with amazing views overlooking Loch Morlich. The resort has fresh water, grey and black waste dump and is well managed with a secure gate. Access granted via website and a reasonable fee – Allan

“Nice quiet night in our campervan , Loads of spaces and book in advance so you have your key code available – Brian

Motorhome and Chairs at Sunset

Site Information

  • Secure site for touring in the Cairngorms with code locked entry system.
  • Can accommodate up to 45 vehicles.
  •  Water feed and disposal points for grey water, chemical waste and refuse.
  • Facilities at Cairngorm Mountain (during daytime hours) a few minutes drive away.
  • The site is only suitable for motorhomes and campervans with an on board toilet (excludes tents and caravans). There are no toilets or shower blocks.

As this is a gated access site, booking is essential. Pitches can be booked on a single, two or maximum three night basis through our website. Pitch fees are £20.00 per night. You must also provide your vehicle’s valid registration number at the time of booking. 

During your stay you can enjoy all the facilities of Cairngorm Mountain just a few minutes drive away including our café (takeaway items available), toilets, outdoor activities, walking trails and the mountain garden. A charge applies for parking at the main car park at Cairngorm Mountain.

How to Get Here

The Cairngorm Motorhome Site is located in the Coire na Ciste car park approximately 10 miles from the nearby town of Aviemore and 3 miles from Glenmore and Loch Morlich. Arriving off the A9 take the B970 directly toward Glenmore and up the ski road to the site. 

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Site Map

Water, waste disposal and refuse bins are provided, so visitors can enjoy the site without harming the environment. Over many years, nature and weather and created amazing scenery that can be enjoyed from the motorhome site. Visitors can use one of the many viewpoints located around the site to see and learn more about what makes this environment so special.

We want to ensure visitors have the best experience possible when staying with us and actively encourage responsible tourism alongside our partners. Please be considerate of the environment and others in it, we reserve the right to remove those who breach our terms and conditions from the facility.

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Motor Home View, Credit Amy Henderson

First Time Visitor Guide

If it is your first time visiting the area we have put together some resources to help you enjoy everything the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.

Visit Scotland Guide to Motorhoming

One of the biggest rules of touring is to respect your surroundings. Take only memories and leave no trace. Before you head off, it’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Visiting the Highlands

The Highland Council have been working hard to prepare for your safe, and enjoyable visit, and are ready to give the motorhome and campervanning community the warmest of Highland welcomes. Learn more about how to enjoy your visit responsibly by reading up on the guidance below.


Cairngorm Mountain Ranger at work

Visitor Management

Visitor management is a vital part of our operations within the National Park. These mountains are not ours, but they are our responsibility to look after. Supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, our Land Manager and Ranger Service provide stewardship of the Cairngorm Estate and contribute enormously to the responsible management of visitors to Cairngorm Mountain and beyond. The Coire na Ciste car park has become a popular location for campervans to pitch up and we believe that providing this secure facility is beneficial for managing this growing visitor group. Working closely with the Cairngorms National Park Authority we have developed a robust Visitor Management Plan.

The Cairngorm Estate

The Cairngorm Estate is a place of great natural beauty and a gateway into Scotland’s highest mountain massif. The Cairngorms have long been synonymous with outdoor sport and recreation as well as being one of the nations most scenic holiday destinations. The Cairngorm Mountain resort is not only Scotland’s favourite snowsports destination but a hub for year-round activity full of unforgettable experiences. 

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Glenmore Forest Park

Neighbouring the Cairngorm Estate is the Glenmore Forest Park. The Forest Park is a National Nature Reserve, home to, amongst others, red squirrels, capercaillie, crested tits and wood ants. The reserve is managed by Forestry and Land Scotland to help protect this rich habitat and welcome visitors who want to enjoy it responsibly. With a wide variety of paths, it is an ideal destination for family bike rides, woodland walks or relaxing on the sandy beach. More information about the Forest Park can be found at the Forest Visitor Centre in Glenmore, where parking is available.

Walking trail at Cairngorm Mountain

Looking After Nature

The National Park is home to many rare and sensitive plants and animals. Help keep their home special. Simple things you can do to help while visiting the National Park include:

  • Stay on footpaths to avoid damage to fragile plants or scaring wildlife.
  • If you have a dog, keep it on the path with you so it does not scare wildlife.
  • Use a camping stove instead of open fires or BBQ’s, as they can cause wild fires.
  • Put rubbish in bins, or take it back to where you are staying to put in the bin there.
  • Park in car parks or laybys, not in passing places, gateways, tracks or on verges.
Cairngorm Motorhome Site with vehicles parked

Leave No Trace

Wind, wildlife, wilderness and waste don’t mix. Help us keep the Cairngorms as clean as possible by leaving no trace of your visit. Rubbish bins are provided on site. It’s windy up here therefore do not leave any waste or other items outside your vehicle or beside the bins to blow away. If the bins are full, keep your rubbish inside your vehicle until the bins have been emptied. A chemical toilet waste disposal facility is provided. Please also use the waste disposal facility to dispose of dish or other washing water, do not tip it out on the ground. Our tank is free to use for paying customers of our motorhome site. Instructions on how to correctly dispose of waste are provided at the disposal point. For day trips and onward travel, locations of other chemical toilet waste disposal points in Scotland can be found on the Campervan and Motorhome Professional Association website.

Gas bbq at Cairngorm Motorhome Site

Fire Safety - Don't Take the Risk

Whilst it may not appear a risk, sparks from wood fires float in the air and can land in dry ground. Visitors are more than welcome to cook outside when using the Cairngorm Motorhome Site. However, due to the sensitive environment and risk of wild fires, only gas powered BBQs and camping stoves should be used. Under no circumstances should any charcoal BBQ’s, camp fires or other forms of open fire be lit either within the site boundary or in the surrounding area. Doing so is a breach of our terms and conditions and will result in you and your groups immediate removal from the site. 


Terms and Conditions

Please familiarise yourself and the members of your group with our terms and conditions ahead with your booking. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you are entering into a contract with Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited.

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