Things to do: events in the Cairngorms National Park
There are many events on offer throughout the year within the Cairngorms National Park. Here are a few that have caught our eye for the forthcoming months...
|29 June - 2 July||European Golf Challenge Tour||SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge At MacDonald Spey Valley Golf Course|
|1 July||Corrieyairack Challenge||
Scotland's toughest Mountain Duathlon demanding respect and a special place in your heart. Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie over Scotland's highest mountain road.
|15 July||Yoga on The Mountain||Start your weekend off the right way and join the amamzing Abby Saunders & Lululemon for Yoga on Cairngorm mountain.|
|20-30 July||Angus Grant Art & Craft Fair||An exhibition of art and craft by Cairngorms artist Angus Grant. As well as paintings of mountains, lochs and fish, Grant will exhibit craft including products illustrated with Highland wildlife, and pine prints of local beauty spots.|
|6 August||Aviemore Triathlon||An exciting, challenging, fun off-road Swim, Mountain Bike & Trail Run race.
There are two courses to suit all abilities from newcomers to racing snakes. Both are based on the beautiful Loch Morlich and Glenmore Forest in the heart of the spectacular Cairngorm National Park.
|10 August||Ballater Highland Games||The Ballater Highland Games are held annually on the second Thursday in August in Monaltrie Park, Ballater|
|12 August||Yoga on The Mountain||Start your weekend off the right way and join the amamzing Abby Saunders & Lululemon for Yoga on Cairngorm mountain.|
|24-27 August||Blair Horse Trials & Bruadar Country Fair||The Bruadar Country Fair plays a huge role in the event – non-horsey members of the family can rest assured that Blair Castle is not solely about horses, and the event has plenty to offer besides equestrian action.|
|25-29 August||Thunder in The Glens||Thunder in the Glens Motorcycle Rally|
|2 September||Carve Carrbridge||Top chainsaw carvers both from around the world compete for the magnificent Claymore trophy and prize money. A day of family events including live music, activities, games, stalls and food & drink.|
|3 September||Grantown Motormania||
This years event will be held on Sunday 3rd of September 2017 in The Square, Grantown on Spey.
|16 September||Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon||
An exciting and challenging event in the outstanding and unique environment of the Cairngorms National Park – a special habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.
Teams of 2 raise money for local young talented athletes
Canadian Canoe - 3km around Loch Morlich
Mountain Bike - 25km on scenic forest trails and quiet roads
Trail Run - 5km on lochside forestry trails
|16 September||Yoga on The Mountain||Start your weekend off the right way and join the amamzing Abby Saunders & Lululemon for Yoga on Cairngorm mountain.|
|7 October||Golden Spurtle||24th World Porridge Making Championship. Competitors come from accross the world to compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle trophy and title of “World Porridge Making Champion.” Not satisfied with just oats, water and salt? Don’t worry, competitors also battle it out for the speciality trophy in a section that celebrates the diversity of porridge.|
|15 October||Aviemore Half Marathon||Be inspired by beautiful Loch Morlich and the majestic splendour of the landscape and the Cairngorm Mountains. Experience running through the ancient Caledonian Pines of Glenmore Forest while challenging your personal best on this downhill route from Badaguish to Aviemore.|