Cairngorms Ultra Trail

6 June 2020
Mar Lodge, Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ, UK (Scotland)
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64 KM
1 day
150 Runners
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    85 GBP
  • A Brand New Ultra Run Based in the Heart of the Cairngorms National Park
  • A Unique Ultra Trail Race Based in the UK’s Largest National Park
  • The Cairngorms Ultra Trail is a Brand New Event for 2020
  • Surrounded by Spectacular Highland Scenery
  • A Full Traverse of the Wide Open Spaces of the Ben Avon Plateau
  • ​Home to Britains Largest Nature Reserve, the Area is a Wildlife Haven

The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is the largest national park in the UK & an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by the remnants of ancient pine forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks, the central Cairngorm NP is a huge, roadless & protected area.

The event is to be based from Mar Lodge, three miles to the west of Braemar. Home to Britain’s largest nature reserve, the area is a wildlife haven which includes golden eagles, mountain hares, ptarmigan, black grouse and red deer.

The Cairngorms Ultra Trail takes you on a journey through this wild & majestic landscape…

Event Organiser

ian mulvey

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.