Best parks in Highland

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Explore the most popular parks in Highland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (13)
#1 - Cairngorms National Park
Highland, Scotland
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Situated around the mountain range by the same name, the Cairngorms National Park is a striking natural landscape. The area is characterized by lakes, rivers, moors, and enormous Munros (mountains above 910 meters in height). Visitors flock to the park for a variety of activities including walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, and canoeing. The park contains 9 National Nature Reserves within its boundaries. As with all large natural areas in the UK, visitors here are sure to see a variety of birds and unique vegetation.Show more
#2 - Glencoe National Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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Glencoe National Nature Reserve is in the Highlands and offers visitors many options for a fun time. Take a land safari through the landscape, see iconic film locations, gaze up at some of Scotland's Munros, or learn about the tragic history of the area. The landscape is jaw-dropping and the options for outdoor recreation are plentiful.Show more
#3 - Glenmore National Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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There is variety for visitors to Glenmore National Nature Reserve. Whether you enjoy water sports, mountain hiking, or relaxing on a beach, this reserve has something to offer. Just some of the points of interest here are Loch Morlich and its beach, Uath Lochans, Allt Mor, and Hayfields.Show more
#4 - Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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Abernethy National Nature Reserve is one of Scotland's largest nature reserves. It is situated between River Nethy and the top of Ben Macdui on the Cairngorm plateau and features a variety of upland flora and fauna, including Caledonian pinewood and the red squirrel. This national nature reserve is within Cairngorms National Park and includes Dell Woods. There are a variety of trails to choose from, from easy and short walks to longer hikes.Show more
#5 - Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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This national nature reserve is probably best known for its ancient Caledonian pine forest, with some pines dating back over 350 years. Other highlights include Beinn Eighe, a mountain massif in the highlands, and Loch Maree Islands, a series of five large islands and numerous smaller islands surrounded by the Loch Maree lake. Visitors can also spot very traditional Highland flora and fauna from the trails of the reserve. For more information about the park: https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/scotlands-national-nature-reserves/beinn-eighe-and-loch-maree-islands-national-nature-reserveShow more
#6 - Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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Carefully make your way across a suspension bridge hanging over the Corrieshalloch Gorge and River Droma far below. Take in the views of Measach Falls and the ferns and woodlands all around. This reserve exists to protect this beautiful landscape, which demonstrates just how glacial impacts can shape the earth.Show more
#7 - Small Isles National Scenic Area
Highland, Scotland
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#8 - Craigphadrig Forest
Highland, Scotland
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#9 - Dorusduain Wood
Highland, Scotland
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#10 - Merkinch Local Nature Reserve
Highland, Scotland
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