Nature Centres & Reserves

    Abernethy Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest in Strathspey.

    Home to some of Scotland's most spectacular wildlife, Abernethy is a mosaic of ancient Caledonian pinewood, moorland, bog and mountain plateau. Look out for some of the pinewood residents, like the fast-moving red squirrel or the restless flitting of a yellow siskin. Or head for Loch Garten and watch the imposing ospreys nesting high in the tree tops.

    Facilities include an information centre, open from Easter to October.

    Public Transport Directions

    The two main access points to this large Reserve are Loch Garten and Nethybridge. Loch Garten is two and a half miles from Boat of Garten and four miles from Nethybridge, and is linked to both villages by minor roads and the Speyside Way. Bus service 34 runs from Aviemore to both villages, and in summer the Strathspey Steam Railway stops at Boat of Garten and Broomhill, one mile north of Nethybridge.

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