Hill to Grill 2023

Join Cairngorms Connect and friends for a day celebrating and exploring local forests and enjoying delicious local food.

When: Saturday 28th of October 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Nethy Bridge Playing Field

Tickets: Free! No need to book but you can let us know you're coming on Facebook so we can make sure to have enough burgers for everyone.


We are excited to welcome you to our free outdoor festival celebrating local forests and sustainable local food. We've got a whole host of exciting activities planned for people of all ages and abilities, from guided walks to cooking demonstrations.

  • Learn about the importance of deer management to restore local forests while enjoying a free BBQ with wild Cairngorms Connect Venison and other local, foraged, and gathered produce. 
  • Meet a local butcher who will teach us about preparing different cuts of venison and what they are best used for.
  • Get hands on and help make Goldeneye Duck nesting boxes.
  • Discover new ways to incorporate local food into your everyday meals with simple and inspiring cooking demonstrations from Scottish food expert Catriona Frankiti. 
  • Explore nearby Dell Woods on a guided walk with woodland and wildlife experts from NatureScot and learn more about how our local forests are managed to provide benefits for people and nature. 
  • Immerse yourself in the folklore and stories of the forest with Sarah from Strathspey Storywalks. 
  • Join in the many family-friendly games, crafts and activities throughout the day.
  • And more to be announced soon!

Hill to Grill is an outdoor event, taking place in tents and on the Playing Field behind Nethy Community Centre, so please dress appropriately. 

The event area is accessible for wheelchair users and buggies, but the grassy ground could be a little rough in places so please take care. 

Hill to Grill is completely free and there is no need to book, but why not click ‘Going’ on our Facebook event so we can make sure we have enough burgers for everyone! 

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