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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Memorable experience!

We had long wanted to visit a Night Hide and on our most recent visit to the Cairngorms, finally... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Valerie R
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
An amazing experience

We have always wanted to see Pine Martins and we were not disappointed. Plus we saw badgers, red... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Helen B
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more! Accredited by VisitScotland, Green Tourism Business Scheme and Wild Scotland.
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“pine martin” (33 reviews)
“tawny owl” (16 reviews)
“red deer” (38 reviews)
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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had long wanted to visit a Night Hide and on our most recent visit to the Cairngorms, finally managed it. We weren't disappointed - the Hide was warm and comfortable and our patience was rewarded with the appearance of four badgers, two pine marten...More

Thank Valerie R
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello Valerie R It sounds like you had a brilliant night, you saw all the key species and a few of each too! A great trip when you had been wanting to do it for so long and we shall ensure John gets your feedback...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We have always wanted to see Pine Martins and we were not disappointed. Plus we saw badgers, red deer, wood mice and owls. Fantastic experience. John, our guide was knowledgeable and so enthuasitic about the animals. We have taken brochures/leaflets to check out their holiday...More

Thank Helen B
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Helen B We are so pleased you saw Pine Marten after wanting to see them for so long and so mnay other species too, sounds like you had a great night! Hopefully we may see you on one of our all-inclusive holidays in the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had an enjoyable evening with a great informative guide (John) and a comfortable hide. We saw a few mice and about 5 badgers. However it is hard to recommend this to all but the most dedicated wildlife watcher as 1) Paying £50 for 2...More

Thank Howlett U
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Howlett U That's lovely to hear you had an enjoyable evening with us recently and saw a few Badgers. As you say, as this is an evening activity and we do have to adjust the start time according to the time of 'dusk' throughout...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was our first visit to Scotland and our first birding holiday. In our opinion, we could not have chosen a better place to start our adventure. The Steading is a wonderful place to stay - good rooms, excellent food and like minded fellow companions...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Wow thank you for such a kind review and it sounds like you really did have an amazing week in Speyside. The Steading is such a special place to stay - a superb location and it sounds like you enjoyed the best on offer during...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I spent a wonderful week on the Speyside Wildlife Spring Birding Tour. Each day was filled from dawn to dusk with visits to beautiful sites all across the Scottish Highlands. We visited many different habitats and saw more than 100 different species...More

1  Thank violistkensingtonnh
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hello Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review after your recent holiday with us at the Steading in Speyside. It's sounds like you really did have a successful and memorable week with all the species you managed to see, coupled...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Absolutely loved this wildlife experience. Cabin was warm and cosy, John the guide very entertaining and enthusiastic. No guarantee the animals would turn up but we were lucky they did. The pine martens and badgers were the stars of the show. Such a privilege to...More

1  Thank TacoBelle123
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi, that's great to hear how much you loved seeing Pine Marten and Badgers with us recently. Our guide John is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we shall ensure he sees your review.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

I took my 2 teenagers in the hope we'd be able to have at least a brief view of a Pine Marten. Having read the latest reviews of this year's sessions before we went however I became worried as nothing was being reported. My fears...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review and letting know how much you enjoyed your experience. As you know wildlife is always unpredictable but we are so pleased after an initial glimpse of a Pine Marten, you had better views later on during the session,...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had visited before many years ago and remembered the visit fondly so were looking forward to the visit greatly. This time we had two young visitors with us and were really keeping our fingers crossed that we would see something of interest. John greeted...More

Thank Liz E
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hello Liz, thank you for taking the time to write a review after your recent trip to our Evening Mammal Hide. It's lovely to hear when guests come back again, especially when they can share their memories and experience with younger guests! It is always...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were lucky enough to be two of only four attendees and that meant we could easily move around the hide, not miss anything, and get plenty of photo opportunities. The pine martens were a little illusive, but the badgers were highly entertaining and the...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello, thank you very much for your lovely review and that's great to hear what a fantastic evening you had. The mice certainly provide some great entertainment for visitors whilst they wait on the Badgers and Pine Marten to come in. Hopefully we shall see...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Although it was over two years since our last visit it was good to read all of the reviews and see that it hasn't changed. We went with a view to watching wildlife and this was one of the highlights of the holiday. There was...More

Thank BirdingTraveller
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Hello, thank you for your review and it is great to hear you enjoyed a second visit to the hide and that you found the access good for your wheelchair. Hopefully we will see you again when you next visit.

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Lorne G
15 July 2017|
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Response from SpeysideWildlife | Property representative |
Hello Lorne G, thank you for your question and a Standard Guided Day Out is £250.00 (£195 if booked online) – 9am to 5pm. An Extended Day is £295.00 (£250 if booked online) – max 10 hours – actual time to be agreed between... More
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Flintstone89
14 April 2017|
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Response from Liz E | Reviewed this property |
There's animals all year round but apparently late June is especially good as there are many youngsters
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