Plan your visit
The wider reserve and woodland trails are open all year-round. Please access the reserve responsibly.
The centre is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last entry at 5pm), between 1 April and the first Sunday in September.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Free entrance for carers
- Car park cost
- Other discounts
Family (up to two adults and four children): £10
How to get here
Nearest mainline railway station is Aviemore (10 miles/16 km). From Aviemore take the B9150/A95 and follow RSPB 'Ospreys' road signs. A steam railway runs from Aviemore to Boat of Garten (4 miles/6.4 km) and Broomhill for Nethybridge (5.5 miles/8.8 km) April-October.
Nearest bus stop is on the B970. The bus route is Service 34 from Aviemore to Grantown on Spey (ask for Raebreck junction). From here a dedicated footpath leads to the Osprey Centre (1.6 miles/2.5 km).
This reserve is on Route 7 of the National Cycle Network.
In Strathspey, from the outskirts of Aviemore and Grantown, follow RSPB 'Ospreys' road signs. Taxis include Aviemore Taxis, tel: 01479 810141; Gerry’s Aviemore Taxis, tel: 01479 812000.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
A network of trails stemming from the Speyside Way footpath, links the Osprey Centre with the villages of Boat of Garten and Nethybridge.
Information for dog owners
Between April 1 and August 15 you must keep dogs on a lead to protect ground-nesting birds, including capercaillie. Please keep dogs away from the loch during spring and summer, as it contains breeding birds. Dogs are not permitted at the Osprey Centre, except assistance dogs.
Group booking information
We welcome pre-booked group visits to the Osprey Centre and will happily provide a video presentation and wildlife interpretation to suit your group.
Schools booking information
The Osprey Centre is a great place for children and young people to learn about wildlife and pre-school, school and college visits are welcome. Our Community Education Officer can plan and deliver Curriculum for Excellence linked activities to suit your class’s requirements. All visits are risk assessed. Charges are £2 per child, accompanying adults are free.
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