The Scottish Highlands
Iconic birds and mammals of the forests, mountains, moorlands and coasts
Sutherland and Speyside
17-27 June 2017
£1,795 pp based on two sharing (£150 single supplement)
A spectacular two-centre holiday in the Cairngorms National Park and Sutherland – the top of Scotland. See Speyside’s speciality birds and mammals, plus spectacular seabird colonies in the north-west, all in Scotland’s most incredible land and seascapes. Explore mountains, coasts, forests and islands during fabulous long summer days, with the opportunity to see divers, eagles, Puffins, Otters, Pine Martens and much more!
Summer Wildlife Bonanza
1-8 Jul 2017; 8-15 Jul 2017
£1,095 pp based on two sharing (£100 single supp for ensuite rooms)
A week’s wildlife exploration of the Cairngorms National Park, Abernethy Forest, Glen Affric, the Findorn Valley and the Moray Firth Coast. The special northern butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers, are added to a cast of Highland birds and mammals on our much requested Highland Full Monty! There’ll be some short easy strolls on wide paths, a couple of slightly steeper, unrushed walks, and an “at-your-pace” three mile round trip walk into the Cairngorms.
5-12 Aug 2017
£1,195 pp based on two sharing (£100 single supp for ensuite rooms)
An all-inclusive wildlife watching holiday in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, searching for Scotland’s prize mammals – and seeing many birds as well! We spend time in the forests and woods, visit lochs and the Moray Coast, where we take a boat trip for sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins. A day on the west coast gives us the chance on Minke Whale and an evening excursion takes us close to deer, fox, badger and owls.
Raptors of the Highlands
26 August – 2 September 2017
£1,445pp based on two people sharing (£150 single supp)
New for 2017! This two-centre holiday takes you to the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and the Isle of Skye – two of the best places in the UK to watch raptors. Almost all the UK’s iconic birds of prey are possible against a backdrop of remote places – mountains, moorland and ancient forest. We will spend a week concentrating on seeking out raptors at two wonderful but very different locations. If you have a particular interest in birds of prey then this new raptor themed week promises to be simply outstanding.
30 Sept-7 Oct 2017; 7-4 October 2017
£995 pp based on two sharing (£100 single supplement)
Spectacular wildlife during the season of golden colours, roaring stags, hunting eagles, seaduck and rarities – this is a wonderful time to be in glorious Speyside, within the Cairngorms National Park. Based at our Steading in Glenfeshie, this holiday takes you exploring the Cairngorms, Abernethy Forest, the Moray Firth and the West Coast to see Red Grouse, Capercaillie, Ptarmigan, Sea Eagle, Red and Roe Deer, Pine Marten and a host of other terrific wildlife.
Mull and Speyside Easter
2018 dates TBC
Mull in summer plus Speyside – Britain’s very best and, we think, striking wildlife, including eagles, Otters and a boat trip for “up close and personal” views of Puffins and seabirds. Join us on this amazing holiday with six nights at our lovely Steading and three nights on the magical island of Mull. Some of Britain’s very best and, we think, most striking wildlife, including eagles, Otters and a boat trip for close views of Puffins and seabirds.
Speyside 24/7 – 24 wonderful birds and 7 fantastic mammals
28 Apr – 05 May 2018
£1,125 pp based on two sharing (£100 single supp in ensuite rooms)
A wonderful wildlife watching holiday in the Scottish Highlands where you will have the best possible chance of seeing many of Scotland’s iconic species. We stay in our delightful and comfortable steading in Glenfeshie, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park where astonishing wildlife begins right outside the door. Crested Tit, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Crossbill, Redstart and Red Squirrel can be seen, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Golden Eagle frequently fly over. We have our very own forest hide and Ospreys nest nearby.
05 May – 12 May 2018; 19 May – 26 May 2018; 26 May – 02 Jun 2018
£ 1,150 pp based on two sharing (£100 single supp in ensuite rooms)
Our classic signature week, perfected over 20 years, with all Speyside’s special birds at their most active, including Capercaillie and Black Grouse – and a great time for mammals too. We stay in our comfortable steading in Glenfeshie – known as the jewel of the Cairngorms National Park – and our daily excursions take us to forests, glens, rivers, lochs and the Moray coast. We see a host of the local specialities – last year’s species count was 141!
North Coast 500
2018 dates TBC
New for 2017! The North Coast 500 follows miles of arguably the finest land and seascapes in Europe, jammed with spectacular wildlife, from seabird colonies to eagles and Otters. Enjoy long days and breathtaking sunsets, stunning west coast scenery and the infamous Beallach na Bà road! This 10-day tour provides great opportunities for huge seabird colonies with skuas, auks and Fulmar; Golden and White-tailed Eagles, Hen Harrier and Merlin; Otters and cetaceans.
Birds, Botany and Botanicals
Future dates TBC
New for 2017! As well as private visits to two superb Highland gin distilleries, this holiday gives the opportunity to see local specialities such as the delightful Alpine flowers of the high mountains and delicate Twinflower and wintergreens of the ancient pine forests, plus a great list of Scottish birds and mammals. Staying in wildlife-rich Glenfeshie, the week also includes a day on Cairngorm, a day exploring the Western Highlands and a day in the beautiful Findhorn Valley.