Evening Wildlife Watching Hide

Our hide located in the Cairngorms within the Caledonian Pine Forest near Aviemore, can give the best opportunity to watch Pine Marten and Badgers all year round. A variety of other Scottish wildlife species may visit our hide whilst it is still light, including Tawny Owls, Red and Roe Deer. As the light fades and the moon rises, we hope to see Pine Marten and Badger at close quarters.

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As many of you know, unfortunately our wildlife viewing hide burned down in 2019 and we returned to our original viewing area temporarily, for the remainder of a successful mammal watching season. We have been working on a new facility over the last few weeks and are finalising our new hide in a new location for 2020.

We expect to be up and running before Easter 2020, but you can follow updates on social media and our blog and we shall have availability open to book online in the next few weeks. If you have already contacted us for dates and availability, we have your contact details and you will hear from us as a priority when the booking system opens.

Costs£25.00 per adult, if booked online (£30.00 if booked manually via our office)
£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£250.00 per evening, if booked online (£300.00 if booked manually via our office)

GroupMaximum 12 people in the hide

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. Start times vary with the seasons.

LocationA meeting point map and timing of the visit is also 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. There are however facilities on site and the guide will point these out to you prior to entering the hide.

Public TransportThe hide is a short journey from Aviemore and although it is not on the local bus route, our local taxi company are aware of the location and guests can book directly with Aviemore Taxis 01479 811111

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

Please remember to bring your torches!

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

PhotosExcellent photographic opportunities for exclusive users. Some incidental photography opportunities at other times. Please note that flash photography is not permitted.

InsectsBiting midges can occur during the summer months.


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