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Evening Wildlife Watching Hide

Our hide is located in the Cairngorms within the Caledonian Pine Forest near Aviemore. Badger are regular visitors all year round and Pine Marten can also be seen. A variety of other Scottish wildlife may visit our hide whilst it is still light, including Tawny Owls, Red Squirrels and Roe Deer. Each evening wildlife watching experience lasts approximately three hours.

We look forward to welcoming guests back into the Cairngorms. We shall be following all Government health and welfare instructions and have put in place our own regimes to ensure the safety of our guides and guests. To enable us to give you the best wildlife watching experience within these parameters, we shall be opening up our booking system incrementally and in the first instance, only for those dates that we can offer most successfully. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to email us. We shall update these options and alter our parameters as the restrictions are relaxed and we can offer more wildlife watching experiences.

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Costs£20.00 per adult, if booked online (£25.00 if booked manually via our office) (£25.00/£30.00 for 2022)
£10.00 per child 8-14yrs, if booked online (£15.00 if booked manually via our office)
Not suitable for children under 8yrs

Exclusive use£150.00 per evening, if booked online (£200.00 if booked manually via our office), (£250.00/£300.00 for 2022)

GroupMaximum 12 people in the hide.
Our hygiene regime will continue to be implemented and we include a health form with all booking confirmations, that we need you to complete just prior to your viewing date. Hand sanitiser will be available as you go into the hide and we ask all guests to wear masks, either your own, or those we can provide. Your guide will manage how guests enter and leave the hide. In addition, your booking confirmation will give extra handy hints about the evening so that you can maximise the enjoyment from your visit.

TimesNightly from Easter to October on an exclusive basis or as part of a group. From November to Easter on a reduced number of evenings per week for exclusive use or as part of a group. Pre-booking is essential, especially at the moment whilst we comply with the necessary hygiene regimes. Start times vary with the seasons.

LocationA meeting point map and timing of the visit is provided on confirmation of booking. Please be aware that there are no toilet facilities whilst in the hide so apologies, no comfort breaks during the watch.

Public TransportThe hide is a short journey from Aviemore and although it is not on the local bus route, our local taxi company is aware of the location and guests can book directly with Aviemore Taxis 01479 811111. Your meeting point map provided on confirmation of your booking will give them the precise location.

AccessThere is a short walk, less than 5 minutes on a wide track from the meeting point to the hide. Car access can be arranged in advance for those with limited mobility. Please remember to bring your torches, as the walk back to your car may be in the dark.

Please note peanuts are stored in a closed container inside the hide.

ClothingWarm, non-rustling, subdued outdoor clothing and walking shoes are preferable. Advice on the "how to do it" of wildlife watching is provided on confirmation of booking

PhotosThe viewing windows do not open, so there are only some incidental photographic opportunities. Please note that flash photography is not permitted at any time and please turn any camera functions to mute so that electronic noises do not disturb the animals. We have a photographic hide on site for 1-2 people, which can be booked on an exclusive basis. In the short-term, please contact us for details.

InsectsBiting midges can occur during the summer months.


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