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Wildlife Bonanza

A fabulous holiday for the general naturalist with an interest in the whole variety of Scotland’s wildlife, timed to give us the greatest variety of the special dragonflies, butterflies and flowers of the Highlands, plus some of the areas exciting mammals and birds too. Staying at a delightful hotel in Speyside, with minibus transport and generally easy walking with two longer walks with some steeper sections in the mountains and in Glen Affric.

"Mountain Day - couldn’t believe the plant species around the Northern Corries. Loch Garten and Abernethy - so many dragonflies! West coast trip - beautiful scenery and great wildlife. Finding rare orchids and Twinflower. Glen Affric - what a place!" Dorothy Noble, 2021

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LeadersRoy Atkins and Kate Mennie

Day 1Arrive at our hotel in Dulnain Bridge, in time for dinner and a chat about our plans for the coming week 7 nights at Tigh na Sgiath Country House
Days 2-7Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including Abernethy Forest, the Cairngorms, Loch Maree, Glen Affric and West Coast.
Day 8After breakfast we say our farewells.

Weather The weather can vary enormously. During a typical week in this season we would expect mixed sun and showers with temperatures in the range of 10-25ºC.
WalkingThere’ll be some short easy strolls on wide paths but also two longer more strenuous but unrushed walks, including an “at-your-pace” 3 mile round trip walk into the Cairngorms and a walk around the ‘yellow route’ to Coire Lochan in Glen Affric. Walking boots are recommended and walking poles may be useful.
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
InsectsBiting midges can occasionally be a nuisance by lochs and shores, especially in the west.
AccomDouble, twin and single rooms all ensuite or with private facilities.