Nethy Bridge - an ideal location
The new Osprey Centre at Loch Garten
The new Osprey Centre which has been built at Loch Garten, takes the place of the former temporary building.
The opening was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of ospreys nesting at the world famous site.
The building is innovative, largely built with timber sourced from Abernethy Forest Reserve, and the interpretation and new CCTV facilities have added a completely new experience for visitors.
The new Visitor Centre has been carefully designed to blend into the forest landscape and the extremely sensitive environment.
last year at the reception building, for visitors convenience, are Scotlands first composting toilets.
Ospreys have been nesting at Loch Garten since 1959 and in 1999 they entered into the record books once more, with a clutch of four eggs; the first time ever at this site, and only the fourth time ever recorded in Scotland.
Admission free to RSPB members.
Lots of information on the ospreys and other RSPB news at www.rspb.org.uk
Abernethy Forest Nature Reserve
This nature reserve is a very important remnant of the ancient Caledonian pine forest; it is interspersed with lochs, bogs and moorland.Natural History WalksWalks with a Warden to explore the natural history of part of the reserve are held on Wednesdays from May to August.
All walks last between two and three hours.
There is a limit of 15 people per walk, so advance booking is essential. Booking is either through the Osprey Centre 01479 831476 (10am to 6pm) or the Warden 01479 831694.
Regret no unaccompanied children.
Osprey Centre 01479 831476
( 10am - 6pm only, April to August)
The Warden 01479 831694 (office hours only)
Forest Lodge 01479 821409 (office hours only)