Carving Trail

In 2017  Carrbridge Business and Tourism Association commissioned a Carving by Alice Buttress with her husband Jeff of Carrbridge Artists Studio to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of our iconic Packhorse Bridge.

The Bridge 300 Carving was made possible with funding from Sustrans, Carrbridge Business & Tourist Association and CNPA, with the wood, a wonderful old Burr Elm, being donated by Culloden House Hotel, Inverness.

The carving depicts the famous bridge, local wildlife and landmarks in the village.

This is the starting point of the popular Carving Trail through the village and surrounding woodlands. You may view the map here which shows the location of the carvings.

You may also come across a number of carvings on private properties purchased over the years and we would ask that you respect the owners privacy and view these from public paths.

You may also wish to explore the Paths represented here and follow the advice given

You will be able to find out more about many of the Carvings by scanning the QR codes in selected locations as you progress around the trail or follow the links below.

Please be aware of the uneven terrain in woodland areas and wear appropriate footwear.

Please take care when crossing roads.

If walking dogs please ensure you pick up and deposit in the Dog poo bins

Carvings in Public Spaces

Bridge 300 – Village Car Park
Petto- Village Hall
Peter and Friends-Village Playpark
Landmark Totem – Landmark Car Park
Woodland Paths- Wolves
Woodland Paths – Oak Bench Seats
Woodland Paths  – Owl
Woodland Paths – Antz
Glencharnoch Wood- Woodland Trust Bench
Wood Spirit- Road Junction
Owl and the Pixie House- Carr Plantation


Privately owned carvings

We look forward to adding more with the permission of the owners and we would respectfully request  that you view the carvings from outside private properties and do not enter the gardens.

These are not depicted on the map but are included here as bonus ‘finds’

Rowan Cottage
Old Police House
Seafield Cottage