Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands

The granite domes of the Cairngorms lie between the River Spey and the River Dee, there are 9 peaks are over 4000 feet. The region is therefore known for skiing, climbing and mountain walking

Cairngorms in snow climbing in Scotland Scottish scenery

Also to be found in the region are some of the few Golden Eagles left in Britain, the occasional Highland Gathering, and even the whisky distilleries reach up into the hills

tossing the caber

In the foothills of the mountains the land is farmed with sheep, and there are marvelous walks along the Spey valley

If you do not fancy the climb, there are various chair lifts that will take you to 4000 feet. But be warned it can be cold up there!


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