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Abernethy Nethybridge Sports Club

Abernethy Nethybridge is a Christian residential adventure centre in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  Our excellent facilities include a sports centre with indoor swimming pool, sports hall and games room.  Local residents and holidaymakers can enjoy use of these facilities by joining one of our sports clubs.  Please note that our sports club has slightly limited opening hours as the facilities are also used regularly by our resident guests and timeshare lodge owners.


Swimming Pool

Monday          9.30am – 4pm  (9.30 - 11am retired residents only)
Tuesday         9.30am – 4pm  (9.30 - 11am retired residents only) & 6pm – 8pm
Wednesday    1 – 4pm
Thursday        9.30am – 4pm  (9.30-11am retired residents only)
Friday            9.30am – 1pm  (9.30-11am retired residents only)
Saturday        10am – 4pm
Sunday          2 – 4pm

All sessions are unsupervised - at least two adults (over 16 years) must be present at all times    

Sports Club prices

Membership fees - annual  
Use of swimming pool: Individual  £38 | Couple  £46 | Family  £62 | Corporate  £84 
Membership runs January to December

Membership fees - weekly  
Use of swimming pool: Individual  £3.20 | Couple  £5.50 | Family  £8.50

Entry fees for swimming

Adult  £2.60 | Retired  £2.00 | Child  £2.00 | Under 5yrs  free | Guests  £3.50

  • Members must come to reception to pay and exchange their membership card for a pool key before swimming.
  • For your safety pool rules are displayed around the pool and there are two emergency alarm buttons on the poolside.
  • Due to the depth of the pool no diving or jumping in is allowed.
  • Please remove outdoor shoes and leave them on the racks outside the changing rooms before going into the changing rooms.
  • Please take a shower before entering the pool.
    Sports Club users swim at their own risk.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty during unsupervised sessions so there must be at least two adults in the pool/viewing area.

For more information, please call 01479 821279  

Terms & Conditions

As the sports facilities are primarily for the benefit of residents & guests of the Centre, the following terms & conditions apply:

  • The card holder must report to reception and show their membership card on every visit prior to participating in any activity
  • Cards are not transferable and any use other than by the cardholder will result in cancellation of the card with no refund
  • Cardholder fees are non-refundable
  • Abernethy Trust does not accept responsibility for items left in the changing rooms or sports facilities. Valuable items may be left at Reception if desired
  • The sports facilities will be closed to members whilst the Centre is shut from around mid December to the first week of January
  • If a swim key is lost there is a charge of £10 for a replacement key

Abernethy Trust reserves the right to:

  • refuse any application for a card
  • add/remove facilities or programmes
  • change/charge additional fees for selected facilities or programmes
  • review the terms and conditions and make reasonable changes
  • amend opening times without consultation (for example closing the facilities for technical or maintenance work), however we will give due notice wherever possible
  • restrict the number of people in the swimming pool at any time for safety reasons


Climbing Wall

We have a fantastic climbing wall and are pleased that there are opportunities for members of the public to make use of the wall at selected times.  It has been designed especially with younger climbers in mind; however it is a great place to introduce people of any age to the sport.  It includes a small top rope/leading wall and a bouldering area.  For more information please call the office.
T | 01479 821279 or e-mail us.

Opening Times

The wall is open on Wednesdays from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for unsupervised climbing with the following conditions:


  • Only experienced climbers are able to register and climb unsupervised.  A registration form can be completed the first time you come.
  • Under 16s must be supervised by registered climber over 18 at all times (each registered climber can supervise a maximum of 2 people at one time)
  • Max 15 people in wall, feel free to phone in advance to check how busy the wall is   - Abernethy reserve the right to close the wall without prior notice.  Please check by website or phone.  


Registration fee: £5.80 (this fee does not have to be paid during the preview sessions)
Entry fee: Adult: £5.50  Child £2.50

Novice climbers

Novices must climb with a registered climber aged 18 or over (max 2 novices per registered climber)

Climbing Clubs

The Wall is available for use by climbing clubs at other selected times, please email us for more details.