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Feshiebridge

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  • Windblow: winter storms have caused extensive damage to the woodlands around Feshiebridge. While the car park is now open and safe, the Walled Garden, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail and both waymarked trails are still unsafe and remain closed to the public. Please follow onsite signage and take care of unstable trees and branches at this site. Safely moving the fallen trees will take considerable time – at least several months. We will provide further updates via this website.
  • Please do not take wood from the site, e.g. for firewood. Deadwood is vitally important for lots of the fungi, plants and animals that live here. In particular, do not use chainsaws, for the safety of yourselves and others. Chainsaw operation without suitable PPE and training can lead to severe harm. 

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Discover intriguing sculptures in this riverside forest

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.

Walking trails

Feshiebridge route card (PDF)

Walking

Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

It is not possible or safe to access this area due to a windblow event in early 2024.

A winding path through tall trees. This is the perfect spot for quiet reflection and getting close to nature. Most of the Frank Bruce sculptures have now 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.

The path is firm, smooth and generally flat with some short gentle gradients. This path is not waymarked.

Easy trail grade icon
1 miles / 1.6 km

Allow
¾ hour

More information

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.

Walking

River Feshie Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is not accessible or safe due to a significant windblow event in winter 2024.

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.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km

Allow
1 hour

More information

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.

Walking

Feshie Woodland Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is not accessible or safe due to a significant windblow event in winter 2024.

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.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ¾ miles / 3.0 km

Allow
1¼ hour

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest places to eat are in Kincraig village.

No camping is allowed within the car park area.

Car parking

Car parking at this site is free

Car parking information

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.

More about parking

Getting here

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).

Using SatNav?

PH21 1NG is the nearest postcode, although it is a little further up Glenfeshie.

Public transport

Buses run to Kincraig, about 1 mile (1.6 km) away. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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