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 Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

summer 2022

ABOUT THE TRIP

The Cairngorms National Park is the UK's largest at over twice the size of the Lake District. This will be our running backdrop for the weekend whilst provide a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. Located in the heart of the Scottish highlands the area has everything you'd expect. Castle's, distilleries and the magnificent mountain valleys all add to the classic highlands trip. This is a fantastic destination right here in the UK for us all to enjoy.

OVERVIEW

TRAIL RUNNING: 50KM OVER 3 DAYS

total ASCENT: 1000M 

DURATION: 3-5 HOURS PER DAY

GRADE: CHALLENGING

  • 3 nights accommodation on a twin shared basis in a country house

  • Healthy home-cooked meals (Friday pm - Monday am)

  • 3 carefully curated guided trail runs. Designed by runners for runners

  • Expert running guide throughout. Qualified Leader & Outdoor First Aider and experienced ultra-marathon runner

  • Training plan prior to departure

  • Exclusive Nomadic Runner discount on future trips​​

  • Unique trail running experience, off the beaten track

  • We plant trees! Instead of providing you with another T-shirt or medal, we mitigate the carbon involved with all are guests flights for the trip

  • Small group - max 8 people 

PRICE

£500 per person

ITINERARY

 

day 01

Arrive late afternoon and settle in. Meet the team over an evening meal. Brief chat around the next days running and what to expect.

 

day 02

Wake to breakfast. Warm up and head out mid-morning on the longest run you'll undertake, a short 10-15min drive to the trail head and then it is off into the valleys of the National Park. We follow the valley and pass bye Bob Scott Bothy turning towards Devils Point, beneath the mountain we take a brief stop to refuel at Corrour Bothy before making our way back. A 26.5km circular loop with minimal elevation (300m) but amazing vistas throughout. Back at base we refuel on a simple late lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. The team and guests reconvene over dinner.

 

day 03

After breakfast and a warm-up we head out for a slightly shorter but more hilly run. Approximately 20km with 600m ascent. We return back to base for a well-earned lunch. The afternoon is another chance for you to unwind at the accommodation or have a beer in the local pub ahead of the evening meal. 

 

day 04

A quick stretch and gentle morning run, this will be approximately 7.5km with 200m ascent and will set you up for your journey - or treat yourself to an extra hour or two in bed. The team and guests share breakfast before heading off.

GETTING HERE

Fly:

Directly to Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness, Aberdeen Airport,. Routes are served by a selection of international and budget airlines including Ryanair and Easyjet. A host of car rental companies are available at good value prices from all locations

Drive:

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness - Braemar approx 2hrs

Aberdeen - Braemar approx. 1hr

We recommend car sharing where possible and are able to put you in touch with fellow guests should you be on the same or similar flights. Car parking is available at the accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION

This traditional country house has trail heads within easy reach. The property has plenty of social space to relax and unwind in, its a great place to escape for the weekend.

Rooms are booked on a twin share basis. Single person supplement is usually available. Please contact us for more information.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Comprehensive insurance to cover you for this type of activity..

  • In brief, your trail running kit! We'll provide a breakdown of what this might look like upon booking confirmation. 

  • Flights & transfers

  • Local currency

  • Any necessary visas  

IMPORTANT NOTES

For our cancellation policy please see our terms and conditions.

Not included in booking fee:

  • Any additional costs that are otherwise not stated under the booking (inc. insurance, additional food, drink & tips)

  • Flights and transfers 

  • Additional activities, food and beverages unless otherwise stated

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