Beginners Wildlife

One of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2015 and the best place to start if you're new to wildlife watching! An all-inclusive bird and mammal watching holiday based at our converted steading in the Cairngorms National Park, with our popular single-centre, houseparty style. Learn to identify those tricky species that are so confusing, from the common to the rare, including the Highland specialities. Comfortable minibus transport.

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Day 1Arrive in the Cairngorms 7 nights at the Steading
Days 2-7Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including the Cairngorms, the Moray Firth, Dava Moor and Abernethy Forest
Day 8Depart after breakfast
LeadersJohn Grierson plus one from our Speyside Team

WalkingMost walks are 1-2 miles on wide sandy tracks, although there is the possibility of a forest walk of up to 4 miles
WeatherVaries from cold to warm and sunny (8°-20°C), with less rainfall than much of Scotland, but snow possible in the mountains
InsectsBiting midges can be a nuisance so bring repellent
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.
AccomDouble (ensuite), twin (ensuite) and single (ensuite and non ensuite)


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