Now you have the chance to enjoy something truly spectacular by walking to the top of Cairn Gorm, Scotland’s sixth highest mountain and gazing at the incredible views or simply experiencing the Scottish weather.
Hitherto mountain railway passengers have not been able to exit the Top Station to walk on to the mountain outside the skiing season but now you can, on the Essential Summit Trail. You’ll be walking at over 3,000ft with an expert guide who will not only ensure your safety, but also offer their knowledge of Cairn Gorm and the wider Cairngorms National Park area. One customer described the views as akin to being “on top of the world, looking down on creation.” This isn’t just one of the most beautiful places in Scotland – it’s one of the most breath-taking areas in the world.
“On top of the world, looking down on creation.”
The walk, which is around two miles long, takes on rough, uneven surfaces with a steady ascent of 486ft. You’ll need to be fit enough to walk for about one and a half hours after you exit the Ptarmigan Top Station. Walking boots or trail shoes are necessary and waterproofs advised. We recognise that all children are different but as a guide we suggest the Essential Summit Trail is suitable for those aged six years and over. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
|Essential Summit Trail|
(Includes Funicular Travel)
Please note: *Minimum numbers may apply. We may re-schedule walks with less than 5 participants booked in. All walks are weather dependent and we may alter the route in bad weather.
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