Nethy Bridge and area

Situated in the heart of beautiful Strathspey (The Spey Valley) between Aviemore and Grantown, Nethy Bridge is the perfect centre to enjoy the glorious Highland countryside.

  • Fishing, through the Abernethy Angling Improvement Assoc., for brown trout, sea trout and salmon on the River Spey, (with disabled facilities), and local lochs.

  • Skiing at the Cairngorm and Lecht Ski areas

  • Golf at the local Abernethy Golf Club or one of the other 6 courses in the area

  • Walking and bird watching in the Cairngorm Mountains around the village and on the RSPB reserves

  • Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Rally - second Saturday in August each year

  • Nethy Bridge Sheepdog Trials - third Wednesday in August each year

  • Climbing and walking

  • Bowling, Tennis, Snooker

  • Cycling on the quiet roads and miles of forest trails.

  • Sailing and windsurfing at Loch Morlich and river canoeing on the Spey

  • Distillery visits on the Whisky trail

  • Day trips to the sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, to Loch Ness, Balmoral, Deeside and Skye.

  • Hotels, guest houses, self catering cottages, houses and hostels, plus outdoor centres and group accommodation

  • Post Office, grocer, butcher, cycle hire, pottery, ski hire, freezer meals

  • Clubs and Activities, skiing, multi activity, fishing, bird watching, individuals, schools and groups.

The village of Nethy Bridge has been a holiday destination since Victorian times, yet it has been unspoilt by the tourist trade, with the majority of accommodation hidden away in quiet locations next to the ancient Caledonian pine forest. With the dramatic backdrop of the often snowcapped Cairngorm mountains and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) Nethy Bridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy a mile before it reaches the River Spey, one of Scotland's foremost salmon rivers.

The bridge itself, which is of classic Telford design, is in the heart of the village adjacent to Caberfeidh.

 There is a general store, post office, butcher's shop offering fine Scottish produce,  ski school, fishing rod manufacturer, and a mobile bank which calls on Thursdays. A regular bus service operates between Nethy Bridge and Aviemore (eleven miles) and Grantown on Spey (five miles).

The forest provides hundreds of square miles of walking and cycling on deserted tracks and a few single track tarmac roads. Close by is the RSPB Osprey hide at Loch Garten (3 miles), and the Strathspey Steam Railway (1.5 miles) which will soon be serving Nethy Bridge (Broomhill) again after an absence of some thirty-five years. Castle Roy, one of the oldest fortifications in Scotland can be found near the Old Kirk on the outskirts of the village. 

There is the fine nine hole Abernethy Golf course which welcomes visitors. Nearby there are also six other golf courses plus two 4x4 centres, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing and sailing centres, numerous mountain and forest walks, swimming, go karting, horse riding, museums, and distilleries, most of which are open to the public.

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