Dusk Watches

For something new and completely different, watch nocturnal creatures from the comfort of our hide in Speyside’s Caledonian Pine Forest. Tawny Owls and Red and Roe Deer sometimes come to the viewing area while it is still light, but Pine Martens and Badgers will probably only occur as it gets dark, or in complete darkness depending on the time of year - but don’t worry - the hide has outside spotlights, allowing the animals to be seen clearly from the large picture windows.

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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)

Group Maximum 12 people in the hide

Times Nightly from Easter to October on an exclusive basis or as part of a group. From November to Easter on a request basis only for exclusive use or parties of 4 people or more. Pre-booking is essential. Start times vary with the seasons. In summer we don’t start until 9:00pm, in winter we meet around 6:00pm

Location A 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 Transport The 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

Access There 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 remember to bring your torches!

Clothing Warm, 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

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

Insects Biting midges can occur during the summer months.