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Spring Birds in the Highlands

Spring is a fabulous time for wildlife in the Scottish Highlands - birds are singing and displaying, Slavonian Grebe and divers are in their finest plumage, Dotterel are back on the hills from mid-May and seabirds back on the nesting ledges. We'll see special mammals too on our days out in the glens, forests, mountains and coast from our accommodation at a delightful Guest House in Grantown-on-Spey, right on the edge of Anagach Woods. Minibus transport and generally easy walking with one longer walk in the mountains and a boat trip to Handa Island.

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Date
Cost
Availability
Deposit
Single Supplement
02 May - 09 May 2020
£1455.00
7 Spaces
£275.00
£175.00

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Date
Cost
Availability
Deposit
Single Supplement
23 May - 30 May 2020
£1455.00
2 Spaces
£275.00
£175.00

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Day 1Arrive in Grantown-on-Spey in time for dinner and a chat about our plans for the coming week.
7 nights at Kinross House Hotel
Days 2-7Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including Abernethy Forest, Dava Moor, the Cairngorms, the Moray Firth
and West Coast
Day 8After breakfast we say our farewells

WalkingMost walks are 1-2 miles on wide sandy tracks, although there is the possibility of a forest walk of up to 4 miles.
Our Cairngorm walk is more steep and uneven, but low-level unguided alternatives are available. Walking boots will be needed and walking poles may be helpful
WeatherVaries from cold to warm and sunny (8°-20°C), with less rainfall than much of Scotland but snow possible in the mountains
InsectsIn late May, biting midges occasionally occur on sheltered loch shores
BoatsOur boat trip to Handa is over sheltered waters and lasts about 15 minutes
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
AccomDouble, twin and single ensuite rooms in a small hotel on the edge of the pine forest and close to the River Spey
Group7