Cairngorms National Park - Highland Perthshire, Aviemore, Glenlivet, Royal Deeside
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains and ancient Scots Pine Forests, Aviemore and The Cairngorms National Park remains Scotland's favourite all year round visitor destination. Whether you're skiing, snow boarding, climbing, walking or just touring, you'll be doing it in some of Europe's finest and most spectacular National Park.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
The event, organised by Rosie Goolden of Chicks Unleashed, will also include lectures and a series of clinics on winter navigation, understanding snow, and competence and confidence in using crampons and ice axe.
The social meet, at the Badaguish Lodges near Glenmore, Aviemore, takes place from 7 to 10 January and there are still places available, according to Ms Goolden, a mountain instructor.
She said: “The aim of the social meet is just that: to have a great social, enabling networking of women who share a passion for the mountains. It also helps them to get their skills up to scratch ready for the season ahead.
“In the past it’s proved an excellent way of women meeting up and going on to do many adventures together.”
The meet is being run on a non-profit basis and the cost of £62 includes accommodation at the lodge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Four granite boulders displaying the 'osprey' image have been installed on smaller roads into the Cairngorms National Park in Perthshire including on the B8079 road at the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre at Killiecrankie - more than 2,000 cars pass this spot per day during the summer. Work is well underway to install the large granite markers on the A9 and on the A93 but this work has been delayed due to the very festive weather conditions! Signage at Blair Atholl railway station should be in place early in the New Year.
To find out more about Glenshee, Killiecrankie, Bruar, Calvine, Struan and Blair Atholl villages in Highland Perthshire check the Cairngorms-Park.com villages info page.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
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Monday, 6 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
I don’t Ski, I don’t Board I don’t like Snow!...what to do in the Cairngorms Park if you like the warmth !
While you are stuck in the valley, your finds or kids are up on one of the three ski resorts, with nothing to do, why not take the opportunity to visit one of the many attractions in the Cairngorms Park.
Cinema - Since the closure of the cinema at the Old Aviemore Centre, movie-goers from the Cairngorms have had to head to Inverness to see the biggest blockbusters. That's now changed, with the latest films - including those in 3D - screened at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort. The new facility has a 650-seat auditorium where you can enjoy popcorn, hot dogs, confectionery and pick n' mix.
Balmoral Castle Tour - The Balmoral Estate is the Scottish home of the Royal Family. The magnificent castle, Queen Victoria's 'Dear paradise in the Highlands', lies in the shadow of Lochnagar, an area rich in history. It is said that Macbeth was defeated by Duncan Canmore on Royal Deeside. Canmore initiated the Highland Games, which have now evolved into the world-famous Braemar Gathering. Or try the Blair Atholl castle in the south of the Cairngorms National Park. The Blair Atholl castle is open all year round.
Steam Railway - Travel in style through Monarch-of-the-Glen country on the original Highland Railway for the 20-mile round trip from Aviemore and Boat of Garten to 'Glenbogle Station' in Broomhill. For something that little bit special, book the Strathspey Highlander and dine as the sun dips behind the mountains.
Pubs and Bars - Hanging around in the bar all day drinking was once the preserve of the lucky few skiers and boarders who had managed to break a leg early in the week, but if you don’t like snow the towns and villages dotting the Cairngorms National Park offer the non snow lover a great selection of pubs, bars and clubs, from Blair Atholl, north to the nightlife hub in Aviemore, over to Grantown-on-Spey, Braemar and beyond.
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