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.
at the Cairngorm and Lecht Ski areas
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
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
trips to the sandy beaches of the Moray Firth,
to Loch Ness, Balmoral, Deeside and Skye.
self catering cottages, houses and
outdoor centres and
Clubs and Activities, skiing, multi activity, fishing,
bird watching, individuals, schools and groups.
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.
bridge itself, which is of classic Telford design, is in the heart of the
village adjacent to Caberfeidh.
There is a
butcher's shop offering fine
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
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
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
forest walks, swimming, go karting, horse riding, museums, and distilleries, most of which are open
to the public.