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The Cairngorms

Author : Patrick Baker
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The Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new eyes. History combines with travelogue in a vivid account of this elemental scenery. There have been rare human incursions into the Cairngorm plateau, and Patrick Baker tracks them down. He traces elusive wildlife and relives ghostly sightings on the summit of Ben Macdui. From the search for a long-forgotten climbing shelter and the locating of ancient gem mines, to the discovery of skeletal aircraft remains and the hunt for a mysterious nineteenth-century aristocratic settlement, he seeks out the unlikeliest and most interesting of features in places far off the beaten track. The cultural and human impact of this stunning landscape and reflections on the history of mountaineering are the threads which bind this compelling narrative together.

The Secret Life of the Cairngorms

Author : Andy HOWARD
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Andy Howard is a leading wildlife photographer located in the Scottish Highlands, whose principal subjects are mountain hares, otters, red squirrels and birds. His new book, to be released for Christmas 2019, follows him deep into the Cairngorms National Park and is illustrated with a stunning selection of his nature photography.

The Nature of the Cairngorms

Author : Philip Shaw
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The Cairngorms area is arguably the most significant for nature conservation in the British Isles and contains its largest National Park. In this book, 35 authors, drawing on published and unpublished sources, present an up-to-date review of the area's natural features, including plants, animals, habitats, geology and landforms. The review falls into three parts. The first and largest part describes the area's rich diversity of nature, with each chapter summarising recent research findings, trends and conservation issues for a different landform, habitat or species group. The second part considers deer management, recreation and projected climate change impacts. Part three focuses on rare and threatened species, and identifies areas and habitats rich in species for which the Cairngorms are nationally and internationally important.

Walking the Munros Vol 2 Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms

Author : Steve Kew
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Walking the Munros is part of a two-volume describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland's 282 iconic 3000ft+ mountains. This volume covers the northern Highlands (north of the Great Glen), the Cairngorms and Isle of Skye. 70 challenging and inspiring routes are described to climb 143 Munro mountains. Covering popular and lesser-known routes, it is ideal both for Munro-baggers and those who simply love great mountain walking, and is a convenient size for slipping in a rucksack. This volume includes the mighty Cuillin, Five Sisters of Kintail and dramatic An Teallach as well as the Cairngorms, Torridon, Knoydart, Assynt and Glen Shiel. (Volume 1 details the other 139 Munros, covering the southern, central and western Highlands and Mull). The half-day and full-day walks and scrambles range from 7km to 46km (with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach). Detailed route description and 1:100,000 mapping is accompanied by information on difficulty, mapping, parking, access and nearby accommodation. The guide also includes handy lists of Munros, by height and alphabetically - perfect for peak-baggers - as well as useful details on Gaelic names.

Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms

Author : Allen Fyffe
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This guide, now in a fully updated sixth edition, offers a selection of some of the best winter routes to be found in the Cairngorms and on Creag Meagaidh. The granite peaks of the Cairngorms have extensive areas of high plateau and four peaks of over 4000ft, while Creag Meagaidh is noted for its classic ice climbs. Well-known routes on Lochnagar are also covered here, as well as the more remote and serious climbs on Braeriach. With something to suit all winter climbers here in the heart of Scotland, the Cairngorms has it all. Routes are illustrated in 51 colour photo topos and include a wide range of grades, lengths and styles, from straightforward to exceptionally difficult. All routes require a solid mountaineering or climbing background.

The Central Highlands Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland includes Loch Lomond The Cairngorms the Trossachs The Malt Whisky Trail and the Speyside Way

Author : Donald Reid
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The Rough Guide Snapshot The Central Highlands is the ultimate travel guide to this dramatic part of Scotland. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Speyside to Royal Deeside and Loch Lomond to the Cairngorms. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full coverage: Loch Lomond, the West Highland Way, the Trossachs, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, Pitlochry, Rannoch Moor, the Angus glens, Deeside, Balmoral, Braemar, the Don Valley, Strathspey, Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Speyside. (Equivalent printed page extent 88 pages).

Legends of the Cairngorms

Author : Affleck Gray
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The Cairngorms on Foot and Ski

Author : Valdemar Axel Firsoff
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Walking in the Cairngorms

Author : Ronald Turnbull
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Guidebook describing a varied selection of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms National Park, covering low-level, mid-level and mountain routes (including 23 Munro summits) and both day walks and multi-day treks. From gentle sandy trails to rocky scrambles, there are routes to suit all abilities, taking in mountains, forests, lochs and moorland.

Human Impacts on the Northern Cairngorms

Author : Adam Watson
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This authoritative impartial scientific account by a recognised expert, will be of interest to planning officers, ski companies, skiers, hill-walkers and mountaineers as well as the many in the public who appreciate wildlife and the Scottish countryside. The first part of this book presents the evidence of the author as the main scientific witness at the 1981 Lurcher's Gully Public Inquiry into proposals for ski developments on Cairn Gorm. The Inquiry examined human impacts for a week and remains the most thorough Inquiry on this topic so far in Scotland. Following the decision of the Reporter in charge of the Inquiry, the Secretary of State for Scotland rejected the proposals. In the second part of the book the author presents his unpublished research on certain aspects of the Inquiry that he continued to study afterwards, in more detail.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Author : Paul Webster
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'Aviemore and the Cairngorms' features 40 shorter walks, including many perfect for families, stretching from the ancient region of Badenoch and the uppermost reaches of the Spey Valley, through the outdoor hub of Aviemore to Grantown and Tomintoul, then over Ballater and Royal Deeside to Braemar.

Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms

Author : Allen Fyffe
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Fully updated sixth edition of a superb winter climbing guide to the best routes in the Cairngorms and on Creag Meagaidh, Lochnagar and Braeriach. With a complete range of various difficulties, lengths and styles, from straightforward to exceptionally difficult. All require a solid mountaineering background.

In the Cairngorms

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First published in 1934, and reissued in 2013, In The Cairngorms is Nan Shepherd's only book of poems. Although she wrote three acclaimed novels, and a remarkable prose meditation on the Cairngorms The Living Mountain. Shepherd considered her poetry to have been her finest work. This new edition adds 12 poems which were discovered during research for the Shepherd biography 'Into the Mountain', all of which are very much of the same quality as the works in the original volume. The new hardback edition is printed in 2 colours on a premium paper and will be a must for every Nan Shepherd fan.

Wild Life

Author : Hamish Fulton
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Hamish Fulton is one of the pioneers of the new landscape art which rose to the fore in the 1970s. This book is a combination of poetry and photographs by the artist, which were inspired by fourteen seven-day walks in the Cairngorms, 1985-1999.

The Cairngorms

Author : Andrew Nisbet
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A climbing guidebook from the Scottish Mountaineering Council. It covers the summer and winter climbing in the northern and southern Cairngorms area. It includes a number of the popular climbing areas in the country. It features full colour throughout with photo-diagrams and action pictures.

The Cairngorms

Author : Sir Henry Alexander
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Alec Finlay Gathering

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Gathering is an innovative mapping of the Highland landscape in poems, essays, photographs and maps by Scottish artist and poet Alec Finlay (born 1966). Created for The Fife Arms hotel located in the heart of the Cairngorms, it guides the reader to modest, forgotten places in this complex region. Finlay worked from a published collection of names assembled by Adam Watson, one of the most significant modern contributions to Scottish folk culture, consisting of over 7,000 local place-names, covering every ruined farm, shieling, hill, glen, spring, burn and wood in the region. Over a period of years, Finlay expanded Watson's catalog into a generous ecopoetical account of the Cairngorms, accompanied by photographs showing the hills in all their seasonal variety and a series of walk guides. Essays guide the reader to names that reveal the haunts of wolves and wildcats, and cast a vivid impression of the great pinewoods that once grew there.

Hill Walks in the Cairngorms

Author : Ernest Cross
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Based on its predecessor, Walks In the Cairngorms (1984), this book comprises a number of new walks spread widely across the 'Monarch of the Glen Country', in addition to some favourites from the first book. The problems posed by the opening of the Cairngorm funicular, and restricted access to the mountains, are dealt with effectively by this informative and comprehensive guide to the area.

The Ecology Land Use and Conservation of the Cairngorms

Author : C. H. Gimingham
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A study by many experts on that mountain area of Scotland threatened by tourism and skiing developments.

Crystal Mountains

Author : Roy E. Starkey
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'Crystal Mountains' tells the story of the early crystal hunters who roamed the mountains and glens of the Cairngorms during the 18th and 19th centuries in search of Scotland's famous gem - the smoky quartz or cairngorm. It provides a comprehensive history of this arduous and uncertain quest, and explains the geological background to the occurrence of the gem minerals, and is illustrated with numerous photographs of the Cairngorms National Park and previously unpublished photographs of mineral specimens, gemstones and artefacts made from them.