Wildlife Watching Hide

We are saddened to report that in the early hours of Saturday 11 May our Evening Mammal Hide, based on Rothiemurchus burned down. Although this is a shock and our team are obviously upset, be assured we shall be operational again as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.

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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 conveniences very near to the meeting point and the guide will point these out to you prior to walking up to 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 10 minute walk on a wide sandy track from the meeting point to the hide. Car access can be arranged in advance for those with limited mobility. The door to the hide is wide enough for wheelchair access with a ramp up to it. Seating in the hide is at viewing level through large picture windows.

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.