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Wild Camping in The Cairngorms - 23 August

Wild Camping in The Cairngorms - 23 August

£485Price

23-27 August 2024

 

Is there a better way to spend a long weekend than sleeping under the stars, hidden away from the crowds, in the mountains?

The weekend will involve exploring the The Cairngorm Plateau - The highest plateau, featuring 5 of the highest 6 mountains, in the UK - hiking and wild camping away from the crowds to clear your mind and open your senses to your majestic surroundings.

Over 500 miles north of London, it's amazing that this trip is even possible within this timeframe and we are so excited about it!

You don't need to have any prior experience (although carrying a larger rucksack may require a basic standard of fitness) and the small group size will enable us to give you our full attention throughout the weekend, ensuring your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority.

  • Friday (8pm) - Meet outside Euston train station and board the Caledonian Sleeper Train for a relaxing overnight train to The Cairngorms National Park

    Saturday - Step off the train in the national park and begin your wild camp journey through one to the UKs last wildernesses.

    Today will involve hiking on relatively easy terrain (although the heavy rucksacks will ensure a slow pace) up the valley  - through lush green forests, along beautiful rivers and across the site of many BBC Nature Programmes (look out for Golden Eagles, Red Deer, Red Squirrel, Black Grouse, Ptarmigan, Otters, Water Voles, Pine Martin... I could go on and on... This place is as diverse in nature as the UK has to offer!)

    You will pitch your tents next to the river/lake (wild swim anyone?) before enjoying dinner and retiring to bed under the stars

    Sunday - After breakfast and taking down the tents, you will continue your journey on the great Cairngorm Plateau.  Once up high, you will hike over the rolling hilly landscape on your journey to your next camp (where you camp will depend on the weather - perhaps camping on a summit if the weather allows :)

    Monday - Following a second night camping, you will continue on your journey north, towards Aviemore.  Reaching Aviemore at around 6pm, you will head to a local pub for a hearty dinner before boarding the Caledonian Sleeper Train back to London (twin share en suite rooms, with showers!)

    Tuesday (8am) - Arrive back in London, refreshed and ready for another week in the city.