Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
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.
TRAIL RUNNING: 50KM OVER 3 DAYS
total ASCENT: 1000M
DURATION: 3-5 HOURS PER DAY
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 (min. 6 people)
£500 per person
Arrive late afternoon and settle in. Meet the team over an evening meal. Brief chat around the next days running and what to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Any necessary visas
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
Although we try our very best to keep to the itinerary and accommodation listed under each trip these are subject to change with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. We will notify guests of any changes at the earliest possible moment.