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Anagach Woods walk, Cairngorms National Park

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This circular woodland walk explores the natural Scots pines of Anagach Woods in the northern foothills of the Cairngorms National Park.

Anagach Woods surrounds the town of Grantown-on-Spey and offers some of the finest low-level walking in the Highlands. There are plenty of waymarked trails through the woods and this walk takes in a short section of the River Spey before looping back to its start point.

All routes in Anagach Woods are clearly marked and walks range from 1-4 hours long. You may be lucky enough to see capercaillie, crossbills or red squirrels, and while you’re in the area we recommend a visit to the RSPB osprey centre at nearby Loch Garten.

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TOG VERDICT: A beautiful walk in a beautiful part of a beautiful National Park. There really is nowhere in Britain quite like the Cairngorms National Park, with its magical ancient woodlands, diverse wildlife and colossal mountains.

Free Carpark: 57°19’41.9″N 3°36’18.2″W / 57.328307, -3.605057

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Aviemore, Inverness

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Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

The Haugh Hotel at Grantown on Spey, Highland

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