Ranger Guided Walks

Engaging Visitors with the Wild Landscape of the Cairngorms

There is no better way to discover the natural beauty of the Cairngorm Mountains than by embarking on a guided walk. Through these guided ventures we aim to engage visitors with the landscape of the Cairngorms and enhance their experience of this significant mountain environment in the heart of the National Park. We offer a range of guided experiences here at Cairngorm Mountain which are ideal for first time visitors and experienced hill-walkers alike.


Exploring the Northern Corries

Explore the breath-taking Northern Corries on one of our Ranger Guided Walks. This full-day guided experience journeys from the base of the resort across constructed footpaths and rough open ground into the heart of Coire an t-Sneachda.

Our ‘Exploring the Northern Corries’ walk runs every Thursday from May until October, weather permitting. This full day experience will take you into Coire an t- Sneachda via constructed footpaths then onto more rugged open ground in search of the wildlife that thrives and survives in the mountain environment, returning to the car park by traversing onto the Fiacaill a’ Choire Chais then descending through the ski area.

You will hear stories of how the landscape was formed, learning of its vibrant history, the creatures that inhabit it and the flora and fauna that are an integral part of its eco-system.

Your guide will greet you outside the Day Lodge at approximately 10.15am. Please have your QR code tickets to hand and ready for scanning upon arrival. To cooperate with our track and trace protocols you must fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire before embarking. Your group will set off onto the mountain between 10.30 and 10.45am and return at approximately 3pm.

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Gain the Confidence to Explore on your Own

We understand the importance of educating visitors on the Cairngorm Estate. These guided experiences are aimed at building confidence through education on the essential elements of hill walking in the Cairngorms.

These mountains are not ours, but they are our responsibility to look after. By sharing experiences, informing on proper etiquette, and promoting safe practices we can provide visitors with the knowledge and understanding of this beautiful place and encourage them to do some exploring of their own.

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What to Take With You

It is vital that you come properly equipped for the day, we reserve the right to turn away those who are not suitably prepared for the conditions or terrain. Our guides have put together a list of essentials to take with you.

  • Strong hillwalking footwear – preferably sturdy hiking boots.
  • Warm clothes, hat and gloves – it can often be cold here, even in the summer.
  • Full waterproof outerwear – in case of inclement weather.
  • Packed lunch, drinks and snacks – add a packed lunch from the Cairngorm Café to your booking for only £7.95!
  • Binoculars (optional) – for catching a close-up glimpse of the native wildlife.
  • Camera (optional) – there will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day, bring a camera to capture your adventure.

Packed Lunch Menu

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Meet Your Guides

Our rangers have extensive knowledge of the land within the Cairngorm Estate and will strive to give you the best experience possible.

“We generally talk about life in the Cairngorms, sharing stories, experiences, facts, history and enjoy engaging in discussion with the group and hearing of their own experiences in the mountains. We always hope to see wildlife such as Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Ring Ouzel, Mountain Hare, maybe even a wee cheeky Snow Bunting but, as you can imagine, we can’t guarantee it!”

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Here at Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Ltd we take the safety of our staff and customers very seriously. For more details, please see our full Guided Walks terms and conditions below.

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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

It is essential to book in advance of your visit to Cairngorm Mountain. Please note that we may have to reduce the number of sales depending on snow cover and available uplift. Season pass holders do not need to book in advance.

Lift Passes

Lift passes can be booked through our web-shop. If you also require equipment rental this can be organised on the day.

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Tubing

You are also able to book tubing online, please bring your digital tickets with you.