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Cairngorms National Park – Highlands

Event will take place in Scotland.

Join us on one of our groundbreaking journeys into the landscape and discover Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park at dusk.

This event will be taking place on water and we’re looking for paddleboarders and kayakers to help us create patterns on the loch. We encourage you to bring your own equipment with you if you have a paddleboard or a kayak, otherwise we will have equipment available for Lumenators to use on the day. We’ll provide you with more information soon.

Event accessibility

We will help to make it possible for people with access needs to take part wherever possible. Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.

Some sites are more accessible than others – we will be providing more information here about the activities involved, walking level difficulty and accessibility in the future.

Hill walkers follow the path towards the summit of Meall-a-Buachille, the cairngorms national park. The walkers are surrounded by orange and yellow shrubbery with a backdrop of trees.

About the Cairngorms National Park

Established on 1 September 2003, the Cairngorms National Park is the largest National Park in the UK, at 4,528 square kilometers (1,748 sq miles).  Located in the Scottish Highlands, the Cairngorms is home to 18,000 people living in the numerous towns and villages in the Park, covering the areas of Aberdeenshire, Angus, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross.

Each year, around two million people visit the Cairngorms National Park from all over the world. The Park is one of the best places in the UK to stargaze due to the low levels of light pollution, and the Tomintoul and Glenlivet area was awarded the much-coveted ‘International Dark Sky’ status in 2018. The area also offers watersports and snowsports, and is home to four of the five highest mountains in the UK, 55 Munros (mountains), nine National Nature Reserves and 12 golf courses.

A stronghold for many rare and endangered species, the Cairngorms National Park contains one quarter of Scotland’s native forest; one third of UK land above 600 metres; more breeding farmland waders than the whole of Wales; the largest population of Twinflower plants in Scotland and 80% of the UK’s population of Capercaillie. It houses some of Scotland’s largest, more natural habitats and the country’s most ambitious, landscape-scale nature conservation action.

Become a Lumenator

This is your chance to be part of something truly special, but you can’t just turn up on the day, you do need to book your place in advance. This is important to make sure we manage numbers of people at the events to protect these amazing landscapes.

The exact locations will only be revealed to people who have booked a place to take part. You can book a place for yourself, for you and your family, you and your friends or for an organisation you belong to.

If you have specific questions about participation and accessibility, visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Have an existing booking?
For individual bookings Login here, for group bookings Login here

Photos do not show the exact locations of the events. To protect these amazing places, the exact locations will only be revealed to the people who have registered to take part. There will be no spectators, but anyone can take part as long as they sign up in advance.

Each event will depend on the confirmation of landowner permissions, approval of event plans and local stakeholder engagement and therefore event locations and dates may be subject to change.