Guided Walks – The Wild Walk

Starting from outside the Day Lodge at the top of the car park our experienced ranger will take you on a short walk from the Mountain Resort along the Northern Corries footpath.

Burn on Cairngorm Mountain

Viewpoint on The Wild Walk

This walk is perfect for all ages and most abilities. You will hear stories of how the landscape was formed, learning of its vibrant history and the flora and fauna that are an integral part of its eco-system. The route follows the Northern Corries path out to the Allt Coire an t-Sneachda burn crossing and returns to the car park covering a distance of 2km ( 1.2miles). Unfortunately, the mountain paths are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. 

You’ll get the chance to stop for some breath-taking photos before reaching the burn crossing. It’s a beautiful spot where you can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature, running water and the breeze of the wind. With dramatic views looking into the spectacular Northern Corries and down towards Glenmore, Rothiemurchus and Strathspey. It’s perfect for a family photo opportunity to remember your trip to Cairngorm Mountain.

“Lovely gentle walk perfect for families or beginners. I learnt so much from the ranger who guided us at a really nice pace to let us take in the stunning views. We loved the finale at the burn crossing and even tasted some natural Cairngorm water with our hands. Overall very relaxing and informative and I would highly recommend it.”

Good to know

  • Your guide will greet you outside the Day Lodge at 1.45pm.
  • Please have your QR code tickets to hand and ready for scanning upon arrival. 
  • Your walk will begin at 2.00pm for approximately 1 hour.
  • Please note there is a minimum number required for the walk to run. If we don’t meet the minimum number we’ll contact you to arrange an alternative date or refund.
  • This walk is a low-level walk along a constructed footpath is is suitable for most ages.
  • This short walk gives you an introduction to the amazing wildlife and plants that live in this harsh mountain environment. Also, to hear about some of the vibrant natural & cultural history of the local area while giving you outstanding views of the spectacular Northern Corries above, to the forest and glens of Glenmore, Rothiemurchus and Strathspey and beyond (weather permitting). 
  • The walk is suitable for children aged 4 years and over though toddlers are welcome in carriers. Please note that footpath conditions are not appropriate for strollers, buggies or wheelchairs.
  • Outdoor clothing should be worn suitable for the weather. The weather can change unexpectedly so waterproof jackets are recommended. Sensible footwear such as trainers or walking boots should be worn.
  • Please note this walk is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice due to either poor conditions on the day or due to extreme forecasts for safety reasons.
  • Please note there is a minimum number required for the walk to run. If we don’t meet the minimum number we’ll contact you to arrange an alternative date or refund.

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