Cairngorms - an amazing array of wildlife and natural beauty

The National Park area is home to a quarter of Scotland's native woodland with the biggest continuous stretches of near natural vegetation in Britain. It is a refuge for a host of rare plants and creatures, including 25% of the U.K's threatened species and home to some of Scotland's cleanest rivers

At a lower level, the area is also a stronghold of the ancient Caledonian pinewoods - the descendants of the natural forests of old. As well as high mountain tundra and rocky passes, moorlands and forest, there are also extensive marshlands and lochs, whose best known visitor in summer is the osprey - particularly around the Boat of Garten area

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