The Loch Garten Osprey Centre is the ideal spot to observe a range of magnificent wildlife.
Opening times:The Osprey Centre is open daily, 10 am–6 pm from April to end of August. Last entry is 5pm. The wider Abernethy reserve is open all year. Admission: Adults £5, concession £3, under 16s £2, family (up to two adults and four children) £10. RSPB and Wildlife Explorer members: free. Information for dog owners: This nature reserve is an important place for wildlife. We welcome responsible dog walkers to the reserve, in line with the Scottish Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) please keep your dog close to you, preferably on a lead. When walking in the forest there are risks of disturbance to capercaillie and their young. We therefore ask you to keep your dog on a lead at all times in these areas. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the Osprey Centre, except guide dogs. Accessibility Path from Osprey Centre car park to the Centre is wheelchair accessible, as is access to the Centre, toilets and shop. There are low-mounted optics and interpretative materials for wheelchair users, and a number of different height viewing slots that provide excellent views of nesting ospreys. Car parking: Disabled parking bays available and cars may be driven to the centre entrance by arrangement. Wheelchair loan: Please telephone to pre-book or ask at reception on arrival. Staff are available to help wheelchair users. Help for visually impaired visitors: Osprey nest microphones provide help for those with a hearing impairment. Staff assistance is also available to provide descriptions of the CCTV pictures.