Please note,from Tuesday 12th September until further notice, the last Funicular Railway journey UP the mountain will leave at 3.30pm and the last DOWN at 4pm, due to maintenance of the tunnel. All Base Station facilities open as normal.

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The Cairngorms National Park is an excellent outdoor classroom and can be studied across the curriculum from biology and geography to art, history and even music. A variety of educational resources have already been produced to support outdoor learning in the Cairngorms National Park with outdoor learning seen as a key approach to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence.

College group 3 Turriff Juniper survey

Pupils and students of all ages can participate in a wide range of curriculum based activities providing many learning outcomes:

  • Tailored presentations on environmental and other topics.
  • Practical work in the natural outdoor environment of the hill.
  • Discover the camera obscura in the the mountain garden.
  • Journey on the funicular railway to visit the viewing terrace and interpretive mountain exhibition.

We offer a memorable day out for a class and a chance for them to build their confidence, learn something new, contribute to the day and have fun while learning about sharing responsiblity for this special place. For costs and more information click here.

To make an enquiry or provisional booking for an educational visit, please fill out the form below:

Funicular Railway

Take a spectacular journey on the UK’s highest funicular railway for views at over 3500 feet.

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Guided Walks

Explore CairnGorm Mountain with our selection of Guided Walks, starting from just £20!

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