Tour the Magnificent Cairngorms National Park in Full 360°

What better way to view the wild and rugged beauty of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park (without actually visiting!) than in jaw-dropping 360° video? Well, the team at Biome Productions have once again made that possible with a two-part production: Wild Tour: The Cairngorms.

Taking you on a journey through the national park, the tour whisks over glistening lochs, through peaceful pine forests, and rocky mountaintops; all the while informing us on the local wildlife that resides within its majestic landscapes.

Biome Productions are a “360° production house” based in thriving Bristol, UK. Wielding the power of VR and 360°, their mission is to “transfer viewers from their living room and into the wild,” – something that they’ve undoubtedly accomplished in this two part tour.

Wild Tour: The Cairngorms Ep. 1

In part one, “wild guide” Sophie Pavelle opens up the series rocking gently in a canoe atop a relaxing loch, before heading off to a lonely crag far off the beaten track.

Surrounded by rustling pines, Pavelle explains Scotland’s forest and wildlife history, where even today “25% of our endangered species” still reside, such as the red squirrel and Scottish wildcat.

The team then nestles in a hide to get a glimpse of one of the UK’s “most elusive predators” – the omnivorous pine marten – but you’ll have to watch the video to see what happens!

Wild Tour: The Cairngorms Ep. 2

For part two, guide Sophie Pavelle returns to take us straight up a rock-strewn mountaintop, where she explains how in Winter the Cairngorms undergo a snowy transformation, draping each stony peak in a blanket of white.

We then sit by a rolling mountain stream, which Pavelle details are “the real arteries of the park”, spreading water through the valleys and “providing loads of habitat along the way.”

Trekking to a grassy mountainside that homes the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, where 150 reindeer roam freely across 10,000 acres of bountiful wilderness. Here Pavelle stands amidst the herd (occasionally receiving a bump or two!), explaining how they are adapted to the freezing conditions of the Cairngorms.

For more 360° goodness be sure to watch the team’s most recent production Beavers and Bagpipes, that brilliantly explores the Beaver reintroduction in Scotland.

Visit Biome Production’s websiteInstagram, and Twitter for more!

Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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