Dulnain Bridge is at the centre of a wider area of activity, in which there are many activities to do at all times of the year .

The calendar year starts of course with Hogmanay, a huge celebration that  can carry on for several days. Each village and town in the area will organise events: torch-lit parades, fireworks and street parties for the fun of all. At Christmas time, Santa Claus is pulled through the streets of Grantown-on-Spey and Nethy Bridge on a sleigh pulled by reindeer and accompanied, of course by a local pipe band.

The rest of the year is no less busy with all manner of things cropping up on a weekly basis.

Local activity providers

There are some activity centres near Dulnain Bridge:-

‘Landmark Forest’ Adventure Park at Carrbridge

‘Craggan Outdoors’ 1 mile from Dulnain Bridge

‘Glenmore Forest Park’ - by Loch Morlich

‘Ace Adventures’ - White Water Rafting, Canyoning etc

Annual Local Events

Activities in Dulnain Bridge and surrounding area

'Cairngorm National Park’ is a good web site to keep up to date with all that is happening and organised in the whole area: see their Discover and Explore pages.

You could also try the ‘Nethy Bridge’ web site calendar for local events.

See ‘Visit Cairgorms’ .. What’s On - a monthly diary of events

General activity websites

Here are a few local events which you may find of interest:


Mid February sees a Ceilidh held in Nethy Bridge Village Hall. Easter normally sees the first blooms in our gardens and May & June see all sorts of outdoor events as the days lengthen. Like whisky? Well you don't have to but it helps, especially if you go to the ‘Spirit of Speyside Festival’ in late April early May. There is also a ‘Malt Whisky Trail’.


June into July and Abernethy Open Gardens takes place on the last Sunday of June each year for a local charity. It's your chance to see around other folks' gardens, and have a delicious lunch at Auchendean just south of Dulnain Bridge, all for the same charity. July brings lots of Highland Games but the best by far (we think!) is held in local Nethy Bridge on the second Saturday of each August. The heather starts to flower in August and we look forward to the Harley Davidson bike rally - Thunder in the Glens. There's Motor Mania and a Triathlon in Grantown, Carve Carrbridge chainsaw wood carving.


September and we get nice flushes of wild fungi to feast on, and the start of the autumn berries and leaf colours. October and the autumn colours can rival anywhere.


November and December frosts and snows herald the start of the skiing season on Cairngorm Mountain. You can actually see the skiers with good binoculars from near Dulnain Bridge!

Personal Activities

A holiday in Dulnain Bridge can offer Fishing, Mountain Biking, Bird watching, Climbing, Walking and Hill-walking, Golf, Geology, History, Snowsports, Steam Railways, Watersports.

You have a huge choice of day trips further afield by car - the North or West Coasts of Scotland, the Beaches of Morayshire, Royal Deeside, even the Isle of Skye and of course there are lots of Castles and Whisky Distilleries to explore.

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