Nethy Wildlife

Rare & unusual wildlife can be found in and around Nethy from capercaille to wild cats & twinflower to creeping lady’s tresses

Nethy Wildlife

Rare & unusual wildlife can be found in and around Nethy from capercaille to wild cats & twinflower to creeping lady’s tresses

Nethy Wildlife

Rare & unusual wildlife can be found in and around Nethy from capercaille to wild cats & twinflower to creeping lady’s tresses

Nethy Wildlife

Rare & unusual wildlife can be found in and around Nethy from capercaille to wild cats & twinflower to creeping lady’s tresses

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Wildlife

A Scottish Wildcat

Surrounded on 3 sides by the Abernethy Forest which is a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, the Nethy Bridge area boasts an impressive number of species – reckoned to number 4,500 of which 800 are rare or nationally scarce.

Osprey viewing

The well known RSPB reserve at Loch Garten is in the Abernethy forest, on the doorstep of Nethy. In season, you can visit the hide to hopefully see ospreys at their nest or maybe even feeding their young

Local specialities

Everyone would like to see the Scottish Wild Cat, Red Squirrel, Crested Tit, Capercaillie and Scottish Crossbill. But there are many other species here which you might not see elsewhere: a creeping shrub called the Twinflower; the diminutive orchid called Creeping Ladies Tresses; the Pine Marten; Golden Eagle; Osprey. In addition there are rare mosses, hoverflies, ants, fungi and more.

Caper Watch

For information on the Caper Watch, contact RSPB.

Linnaea borealis – the twinflower

There are several specialist organisations in the area where it is possible to get escorted tours to hope to see certain species. You are guided by experts who know where, when and how to look for them.

Visitor Centre

Call in at the Visitor Centre for details of the path network in and around Nethy Bridge

Open daily 9.30 – 5.00 throughout the year, weather permitting

See events calendar for Summer Talks

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Nethy Bridge Community Centre

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Registered Office

Post Office
Nethy Bridge
Inverness-shire
PH25 3DA
Scotland