A 60km trail, remote landscapes, wild camping and you. This is Classic UK. It’s an epic journey in one of the UK’s remaining wilderness areas, a traverse of the magnificent Cairngorm National Park.
With everything you need packed into your backpack, this is the landscape you’ll call home while you trek from Blair Atholl to Glenmore, surrounded by nature’s giants.
This is a journey like no other. Even though you go at your own pace, you’ll meet other trekkers who, despite different levels of experience, all share the same love for nature; the same willingness to spend time in the outdoors.
Classic UK is the continuation of the Classic legacy. It’s our chance to show you that you don’t need to travel far and wide to find nature. The journey isn’t easy, but the result is worth it. Live simply, move at your own pace and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and nature. You may even make some new friends along the way and, of course, have a whole lot of fun in the process.
The path takes in truly spectacular scenery that seems to roll and roll into the horizon. A trip of contrasts, the journey will take you from the manicured parklands of Blair Castle, moving through woodlands and into tight valleys, surrounded by a roll-call of some of Scotland’s highest and most iconic mountains.
We take care of the logistics – food, transfers, checkpoints, support and even a few little treats along the way – so you can focus on the task of walking, your backpack loaded with everything you need to make the journey of a lifetime.
Scotland’s progressive legislation acknowledges the benefits of spending time in nature. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gives everyone the right to access to most of Scotland’s outdoor areas for non-motorised activities. The key is to be responsible – and Fjällräven takes this responsibility very seriously. It is the guiding ethos of all Classic treks around the world.
Our responsibility is to nature, to preserve and protect it. To leave the area as you found it or, as we at Fjällräven like to do, to leave it in even better condition than when you arrived. This responsibility to nature includes all flora and fauna, as well as all water sources and the landscape itself.
This freedom to roam is what makes Fjällräven Classic UK so special. So please observe it and respect the outdoors as a playground that can be enjoyed by all for years to come. You will receive more information about the right of common access when you check in for Classic UK and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains access rights and responsibilities in more detail.