Cairngorms National Park LTSER - United Kingdom

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Cairngorms National Park LTSER

Site Code: 

LTER_EU_UK_059

Country (Site Location): 

United Kingdom

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General Site Description: 

The Cairngorms National Park is one of 15 National Parks in the UK (one of two in Scotland) and is Britain's largest National Park. It is the location for some of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain and is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife and plants. http://cairngorms.co.uk/the-park/facts-figures/ The aims of the National Park are: • To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area; • To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area; • To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public; • To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities. Cairngorms National Park, seven broad habitats can be identified: • Enclosed farmlands • Woodlands • Open waters (rivers, lochs, wetlands and floodplains) • Mountains • Moorland • Semi-natural grasslands • Urban • Population of c17,500 • 25.8% of population over 60 (higher than Scottish average) • Average health index in top 25% of Scotland (based on deprivation indices) • Extensive core paths network • 55 Munros including 5 summits over 4000 feet • 3 ski centres • National Cycle Network Route 7 • 1 Long Distance Route (Speyside Way) • Relatively low atmospheric pollution • Annual precipitation over 2250mm on summits and under 900mm in straths • Average annual snow cover 200 days on summits and 50 days on low-ground • Prevailing winds from south-west

UUID: 

1b94503d-285c-4028-a3db-bc78e31dea07
General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Established: 

2013

Size : 

452 800.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

The Cairngorm National Park has four aims which are: • To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area; • To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area; • To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public; • To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities. In order to fulfil this purpose It is neccessary to obtain high quality data and knowledge about the socio-ecology of the park and as many research efforts are concentrated in the Park we view LTSER platform as practical vehical to focus our activities

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Coordinates: 

Latitude: 57.083300000000
Longitude: -3.666700000000

Site Boundaries: 

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