Nethy Stables Glamping - things to do ....

Just admire the beauty of Europe's last great wildernesses.

Or, do something more active .....


We are situated equidistant from the Cairngorm Ski Resort (https://www.cairngormmountain....) and the Lecht Ski Resort ( There can be good cross country skiing locally through the woodland around Nethy Bridge.


The area is a mountain biker's paradise and there are many World class routes as well as easier routes for those, like us, of a more measured approach. Some World-class routes include:

  • Ryvoan Pass. This classic route starts and finishes from Aviemore. ...
  • Burma Road. A tougher ride with a steep ascent over the classic Burma Road. ...
  • Lochs and Trails of Rothiemurchus. ...
  • More gentle local Nethy Bridge Bike Trails and maps can be found here: and here:


There are two excellent water-sport centres in the area at Loch Morlich ( and slightly further afield at Loch Insh ( where you can wind surf, sail, board paddle or kayak. Guided tours down the river Spey in Canadian canoes are also available.


Pony trekking in the mountains and woodland is offered by Ingrid Kendall at Alvie Stables. Ingrid has been running pony trekking for 35 years on Alvie and will ensure you have a lovely and safe trek. She takes her bookings by mobile on 07831 495 397 or you can talk to her in the evening when you arrive as she lives on this farm.


There are fantastic opportunities for golfing in the area with a lovely 9 hole gold course within 10 minute walking distance of your accommodation, and lovely spectacular 18-hole golf courses 5 miles away at Boat of Garten and  4 miles away at Grantown on Spey. 

Nethy Bridge golf course:

Boat of Garten gold course:

Grantown on Spey:


There is World famous fly fishing available on the river Spey, the river on which the spey casting style was developed. The salmon fishing requires patience but there is excellent and often overlooked brown trout and sea trout fly fishing. There is some excellent pike fishing available in the Winter. 




The Cairngorms offer the UK's best walking, hiking and climbing.

For those looking for something more gentle, Nethy Bridge has an extensive network of paths and we are 5 minutes from the Speyside Way:


The Abernethy Nature reserve and Cairngorm mountains are one of the UK's premier destinations for bird watching. The famous RSPB owned and managed Abernethy Nature Reserve is located 3 miles from your accommodation. Here are many rare species and we have nesting Ospreys who return every year to raise their young. We can organise bird watching tours with experienced local guides if sufficient notice is provided. Some useful reference sites are:

Malt Whisky Trail

Speyside is a name resonant of the finest malt whiskies ever produced. Explore the dozens of famous distilleries within 20 miles of here and sample a bit of nature's amber nectar.

Local Tourism Group Website

Cairngorm National Park Website

To book horse riding and trekking, phone Ingrid at Alvie Stables on 07831 495 397