Another title narrated by Alma Cadzow on the largest National Park in the country, again sponsored and featuring local businesses en-route


Corgarff Castle courtesy of the Whisky Shop title sponsor.



The Cairngorms National Park is Scotland's second National Park and the uk's largest, covering 1400sq miles and is home to a quarter of the country's native woodland and the vaulable habitat of the same percentage of our threatened wildlife.
The name comes from the Gaelic 'An Carn Gorm' meaning Blue Hill and this mountain plateau is the highest and largest in the land.

Starting at Dalwhinnie, with its distillery, the highest in the world, whilst the nearby Drumnochter Pass is the highest point in the British railway network.
In the hills hereabouts Cluny of the '45 hid with Bonnie Prince Charlie and Gentle Lochiel.
On to Laggan and the nearby 'big house'- Ardvererikie, will be known to many as 'Glenbogle' from the TV series Monarch of the Glen.
Corrieyairack Pass is the highest and longest surviving stretch of 'Wade' road and a scheduled Ancient Monument.
This is Clan MacPherson country and a fine museum at Newtonmore celebrates this. Learn of the Robin Hood of the north - James MacPherson immortalised by Burns.

Nearby is Kingussie and Ruthven Barracks which witnessed the very last throws of the '45.
We follow the river Spey passing Kincraig, Loch Insh and then up to Glenfeshie en-route to the Cairngorm summit and ski area. This range contains four of the five highest mountains in the country and nine are over 4000ft.

Aviemore is the main centre with many shops, hotels and bars.
Carrbridge has an annual porridge festival and the Ospreys at Loch Garten are a famous attraction.
Grantown on Spey is a planned town founded in 1765 by the Grants of nearby Castle Grant.

Then its over the hills to Glenlivet and Tomintoul, the highest village in the highlands, then over the Lecht ski centre dropping down to Donside passing Corgarff Castle this titles cover image.
Another castle - Glenbucket was home of 'old glenbucket' of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion who was said to have haunted the dreams of King George 2nd. Passing over forestry and farmland into Royal Deeside.

Ballater it seems is full of shops proudly bearing the 'by Royal Appointment' warrants, whilst nearby Braemar hosts perhaps the most famous highland games in the country attended by the Queen and other royals. They first came here in 1848 and four years later Prince Albert had purchased the estate and then built Balmoral. The Lochnagar mountains lead into the Angus Glens with ancient drovers routes such as Capel Mounth and Jocks road.

Like all our titles this one features the very best local hotels, pubs, retailers, and visitor attractions as title sponsors - we even have Balmoral Castle, the holiday destination of our monarchy for generations - as one of our sponsors. Without the support of these businesses the production of this title would not have been possible.
So please visit as many as you are able and please mention this audio guide on any such visit. We also list the web sites of these sponsors below for your convenience.
Title sponsor Links:-
www.balsporran.com
www.malts.com
www.potterybunkhouse.co.uk
www.clan-macpherson.org

www.ospreyhotel.co.uk

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www.highlandwildlifepark.org

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www.rowantreehotel.com
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