Thursday, 29 September 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest.
Updated 15 September
Feshiebridge is part of a beautiful, peaceful forest that washes against the great bulk of the Cairngorm mountains.
There are beautiful trails along the wide grassy bank of the River Feshie, perfect for a picnic, and some intriguing sculptures to discover among the trees, by the celebrated artist Frank Bruce.
There is a lot of small debris on the trails, please exercise caution after the high winds.
A winding path through tall trees and a tranquil walled garden, visiting the remarkable sculptures of Frank Bruce. Some of the wooden sculptures on the trail have been lowered to the ground for safety reasons. This is in accordance with the artist's wishes for the artwork to naturally return to the earth.
A firm smooth path; generally flat with some short gentle gradients.
Allow ¾ hour
Frank Bruce was a self-taught sculptor from a village in Aberdeenshire. His carvings, exploring Scottish culture and our relationship with others, fill the woodland with spirits and stories in the only outdoor sculpture garden in the Cairngorms National Park.
A narrow natural path along the river. There are lots of places to stop and watch the water.
A mostly narrow grassy trail with rough and uneven rocky sections. Can be wet and muddy after rain. Contains short fairly steep sections. Narrow bridges.
Allow 1 hour
The River Feshie drains vast quantities of water from the high Cairngorm mountains. Sometimes it’s a slow, mist-covered ribbon; at other times a powerful torrent.
A peaceful trail into a classic Cairngorm landscape of tumbling burns, heather and Scots pines.
A moderately steep route, with short steeper sections. Earthy paths with some narrow, rough sections, including stone steps and roots. Can be wet after rain. Includes two public road crossings.
Allow 1¼ hour
The nearest places to eat are in Kincraig village.
No camping is allowed within the car park area.
Car parking at this site is free
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
From Aviemore take the B9152 south to Kincraig. Turn left opposite the war memorial, signposted for Feshiebridge, and follow the road through the village and across the river to a T-junction. Turn left here and the car park on your left after about ½ mile (800 metres).
PH21 1NG is the nearest postcode, although it is a little further up Glenfeshie.
Buses run to Kincraig, about 1 mile (1.6 km) away. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
A forest of shimmering pools and dragonflies
A diverse natural habitat at the foot of the Cairngorms