Abernethy Trust
PH25 3ED
Tel: 01479 818001

Abernethy Trust

Service Organisation | UNITED KINGDOM

At Abernethy, we believe that shared adventures in the outdoors create incomparable opportunities to transform lives.  Since 1971, Abernethy Trust has provided adventure residential experiences through our outdoor adventure centres situated in wild yet accessible locations across Scotland.  Through hospitality and adventure, we equip our guests with relationships, experiences, and character that will arm them for life.  Every week we see people changed over the course of just a few days at one of our centres. 

As well as creating excellent adventures, we cultivate connected communities.  As we live these adventures with our guests, we help increase well-being in young people as they see who they are, grow confidence in their value and go on to live life to the full.  We thrive on seeing young and old face new challenges, overcome fears, and learn more about who they are.    

The team at Abernethy are all Christians, and, we serve, love and learn from others regardless of their beliefs.  Our faith fuels our belief that each and every person is unique and valuable.  While our faith motivates our own lives, we respect that others may not hold the same convictions.  Our guests are welcomed and listened to by a team who go above and beyond to deliver excellent quality for all.    

We have worked with primary schools, high schools, special schools, colleges, church groups, youth and uniformed groups – and more!  Each year, the centres host approximately 12,000 guests between them.  Whether it’s outdoor learning, team building and leadership formation or making connections between morals and values and how we live our lives using the rich resources of our Christian traditions via RME and the CfE… Or a challenging wilderness experience in order to grow in faith and fellowship, we will work with you to meet your objectives through the context of the outdoor environment.    

This is Abernethy: we live the adventure, we inspire the adventurer. 


  • Camping & Glamping at Abernethy Barcaple!

    Our pop-up campsite at our Christian adventure centre, Abernethy Barcaple, is a great option to beat the crowds in a secluded part of Scotland. With the beautiful Solway coast on your doorstep, Loch Ken and local Galloway Forest, including the 7stanes bike trails, Abernethy Barcaple makes an easy base to explore the local area of Dumfries & Galloway. On-site and off-site activities available as well as adventure kit for hire.
    Tel: 01557 820261
    Location: Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Abernethy Under Canvas at Barcaple

    This summer, we invite you and your family to join us for a time of refreshing and adventure together at Abernethy Under Canvas, at Abernethy Barcaple in Dumfries & Galloway. With bible teaching from Nigel & Molly Watts from Precept, we'll also have off-site adventures as a family and on-site activities, including use of our new indoor climbing wall. Evenings will be spent around the fire-pit – finished off with some music and s'mores by the fire!
    Tel: 01557820261
    Location: Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Self-catering at Abernethy Nethybridge

    Surrounded by ancient woodland, our two self-catering properties situated in the grounds of our outdoor centre, Abernethy Nethybridge, are a great base to explore the Cairngorms National Park.

    The Strathspey area is one of dramatic beauty – mountains, lochs and the majestic Scots pine. We are offering adventure activities, if organised directly with us a week in advance of your stay.

    Six night bookings only, arrive Saturday from 4pm, depart 10am Friday.
    Tel: 01479 821279
    Location: NETHY BRIDGE, Inverness-shire
  • Glamping at Abernethy Nethybridge

    Sleep under the stars in one of our three Bell Tents in the stunning grounds of Christian Outdoor Centre, Abernethy Nethybridge. We have three bell tents on offer: one Bell Tent sleeps up to 8 and the other two sleep up to 4 people each. Staying with us is an affordable way to explore the Cairngorms National Park. (Minimum two night booking.) We are offering adventure activities and catered meals (see more below), if organised directly with us a week in advance of your stay.
    Tel: 01479 821279
    Location: NETHY BRIDGE, Inverness-shire