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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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North Coast 500

Created in 2014, the route brings together just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, naturally following the main roads across the coastal edges of the North Highlands.

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Dates 19-28 May 2017
Prices £1795 (£250 single supp)

Leaders Darren Rees & Simon Pawsey

Day 1 We meet for dinner at our hotel. 1 night Inverness
Day 2 Travel to Caithness via the Black Isle, John o’ Groats and Duncansby Head. 2 nights Dunnet Bay
Day 3 Visit UK’s most northerly point, Dunnet Head and Forsinard Flows.
Day 4 Travel to Sutherland visiting Kyle of Tongue, Loch Eribol, Smoo Cave and Balnakiel Bay. 2 nights Kinlochbervie area.
Day 5 Full day out to Cape Wrath.
Day 6 Full day on Handa Island then travel south to Ullapool. 1 night Ullapool.
Day 7 Travel to Kinlochewe along coastal roads via Gairloch and Loch Maree. 2 nights Kinlochewe area.
Day 8 Explore Torridon, the Bealach na Ba pass and Loch Kishorn.
Day 9 Travel back to Inverness through Torridon and Strathcarron. 1 night Inverness.
Day 10 Depart Inverness.

Weather Late May can be beautifully settled, although wind and rain is possible and snow can still be on the highest tops.
Walking Walks will be on average 2 miles. Most walks will be on well established paths but some sections are rough and steep.
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 10.
Insects Should not be a problem.
Accom Double, twin and single rooms all ensuite.
Group 12
Route The Official North Coast 500 route begins and ends at Inverness Castle. Created in 2014, the route brings together just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, naturally following the main roads across the coastal edges of the North Highlands.


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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.

VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


The air holidays and flights are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4259. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.