Walking

Walks from Nethy Bridge

The woods of Nethy Bridge

Explore the woodlands of Nethy Bridge, the Forest Village, with the help of our local ranger. It is a free service run by a community run charity so a donation will be very welcome.
The ranger can advise you about all aspects of the wildlife, flora and interesting fungi within the village. There are 45 miles of waymarked walks for you to explore from either of the Abernethy Bunkhouses.
If you do have transport then you can go further afield. One of our clients’ favourite walks is Mealle a Bhuachaille; a 3-4 hour hike up a hill that takes you to the summit with a 360 degree view over Cairngorm, Loch Morlich and even down to Nethy Bridge. Or, you can have a look at this walking site Aviemore and the Cairngorms walks takes you to Walk Highlands, an online walkers’ guide covering all types of walks from easy family rambles, through tougher, day-long, hikes to challenging mountain ascents.

Websites & booklets

An aerial view

There are a number of excellent maps and booklets available to take with you whilst walking and these two are not advertised links but ones that we find useful ourselves! Living Walks is a great wee book to fit into your pocket and is a souvenir to take home too. I find that we also use Walk Highlands which has some fantastic information its site. If you want to go North East then here are some paths around Glenlivet

Meall a Bhuachaille

This is without question the best walk around here for first time visitors, as it within the capability of almost anyone. Nearly all our regulars do this climb every year with their pupils.
It is not a high mountain but we do still advise you strongly to talk to Richard about safety before leaving.
He will give you tips about the walk, not only the best way to go, but also some safety information.
We must also stress that these may not be the Alps but they can be just as dangerous and are sadly too often tragically underestimated.