Rivers & streams
- The Cairngorms National Park area has a complex radial drainage pattern, with all rivers draining into the North Sea.
- The Rivers Spey, Dee and Don are among the longest rivers in
Scotland, with considerable parts of their catchments lying within the
Cairngorms National Park area. These rivers also have some of the highest sources in
the UK, that of the Dee being the highest.
- Headwaters of five other important Scottish east-coast river
systems are included in the area – Tay, Findhorn, Deveron and North and