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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Pine Martin & Badgers

A wonderful evening spent with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. John our host was very informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Pine Martin, Badgers and Wood Mice - Amazing evening

A fantastic evening with the knowledgable and engaging John hosting, where we were fortunate enough... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Dan H
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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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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful evening spent with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. John our host was very informative about the lives of the Badgers & Pine Martin. I would highly recommend this Hide as you will never be closer to them. I would take up the offer of a...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

A fantastic evening with the knowledgable and engaging John hosting, where we were fortunate enough to see a Pine Martin, 5 or 6 badgers and the wood mice being active. The hide is warm and comfortable - even in late October. I don't think a...More

Thank Dan H
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Dan, thank you for letting us know how you got on during the experience. A few good tips there for future guests and we shall have a quick check over the 'what to expect' document to see if we can add anything additional. Best...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Super informative guide with so much knowledge of the local habitat and wildlife! I was expecting a chilly, quiet 3 hours but what we experienced was very different. After entering the cleverly designed hide that is HEATED with many viewing windows, my husband and I,...More

Thank carries477
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent trip to our Evening Mammal Hide. The wee mice certainly make a great 'supporting act' to the larger mammals that come in to visit. Hopefully we shall see you again in the future....More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is cold in the Cairngorms at this time of year (late September). But there was no snow yet, so our guide Sally took us on a day-long road trek. We had no list; we simply wanted to see whatever there was to see. Our...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your day out with Sally. She is so passionate about wildlife and making sure our guests see the best our area has to offer. Sounds like you certainly...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful evening ( about 2 & 1/2 hours) observing close up a clan of badgers ( at least 7) including one cheeky chap climbing a tree trunk. Lots of great info and stories from John our guide . No Pine Martens our night ,...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Sounds like our local Badgers came out for you along with other wildlife and hopefully you can come and visit again and maybe get a glimpse of Pine Marten. The track can be quite dark dependent of the time and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic evening for anyone who loves wildlife. We saw badgers and a pine martin. The hide is comfortable and allows you to be really close to the wildlife. John our guide for the evening was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Very good photo...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write us a review and it's wonderful to hear what a great night you had and that you saw both Badger and Pine Marten. Hopefully we shall see you again in the future.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was almost daunted by the late start time for the wildlife viewing but this was super. Finding the car park was a bit dodgy but the map they emailed was useful. We met John at the cars. The walk to the hut was easy....More

1  Thank lkpm3
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Ikpm3, thank you for your 5 star review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the evening with us in our hide. Best wishes

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our first visit here, but not our last, I'm sure. We were unlucky that while there had been Pine Martin there the previous night, none made an appearance the night that we were there, however that did not spoil the night. We still saw (and...More

2  Thank Gasman1874
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Gasman1874, thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to our hide. We'd love to see your photos of the Tawny Owl if you wanted to post them to our Facebook page - they don't often come...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unusual holiday attraction - for wildlife lovers. We saw this on Springwatch, and took the opportunity to visit whilst we were in Scotland. Amazing - well worth the money. You have a 10 minute walk into the hide, then the guide gives you an interesting...More

1  Thank chutley
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Chutley, that’s great news to hear you visited after seeing us on BBC Springwatch and lovely to hear you saw the Badgers. We are sorry that there was a bit of disruption during your visit, thank you for letting us know. As you know...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We did an all day guided wildlife tour with Duncan through Speyside, what an amazing day it was! Duncan was able to pick us up from our B&B in Inverness. Our B&B packed lunches for us for the day. Duncan took us out to a...More

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

Hello bethanycozytea Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review after your guided day out with Duncan. It really does sound like you had a packed day and saw some superb species whilst you were here, hopefully we shall see you...More

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Lorne G
14 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
13 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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