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Summer Mammals and More

An all-inclusive wildlife watching holiday in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, based in our delightful converted ‘steading’ in Glen Feshie. We’ll be searching for Scotland’s prize mammals including Otter, Pine Marten, Mountain Hare, Bottlenose Dolphin and a day on the west coast for a boat trip in search of Minke Whale and seals. Expect plenty of great birds too, from eagles to shearwaters. Transport by minibus and boat. Includes some late nights, which will be compensated for by later starts.

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LeadersCraig Round and Kate Mennie
Day 1Arrive in Glen Feshie in time for an evening meal and a chat about our plans for the coming week. 7 nights at the Steading
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 and depart

WalkingTime will be spent patiently watching and waiting with only occasional gentle walks of up to 1-2 miles. Walking boots are recommended but walking shoes are fine
WeatherThe weather can vary enormously. During a typical week in this season we would expect mixed sun and showers, with temperatures in the range of 15-25ºC. It could be cooler on the boat trips. You may want to bring sunscreen.
InsectsBiting midges can occasionally be a nuisance by lochs and shores, especially in the west
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.
BoatsBoat trips are in relatively sheltered waters and last 2 hrs (Moray Firth), 2½ hrs (West Coast)
GeneralMost days will finish very late - when our target mammals are most active - but will be compensated by late breakfasts
AccomDouble, twin and single ensuite rooms, the last single room will be in a self-contained flat 50 metres from the main building, Ballintean Mountain Lodge in Glenfeshie
Group12