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Speyside Wildlife

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Address: | Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching...

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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Amazing Spring Birds week

I went on a week long Spring Birds holiday with Speyside wildlife. The accommodation at the Steading was comfortable and the food (all provided) good (and able to cater for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2015
jotomalin
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

I went on a week long Spring Birds holiday with Speyside wildlife. The accommodation at the Steading was comfortable and the food (all provided) good (and able to cater for special diets). And the guiding was amazing - we were taken to all sorts of places to see wonderful things: in the forest, up the mountain, to the sea, to... More 

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Thank jotomalin
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such an extensive review - we really appreciate it and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday with us! We love your photos - if you're happy to share them, please post them to our Facebook page or email them to us - thank you! More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

The visit lived up to expectations and more. Wildlife included red deer, over-flying osprey, roding woodcock, and a pair of cheeky mallards. The highlight though was close-up and extended viewing of pine marten and badger. The whole thing was well organised and the guide was very knowledgeable and informative and interesting to talk to in between the action

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1 Thank Philip L
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in our hide - thank you very much for taking the time to post this review; we really appreciate it! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

First class. Well organised evening, our guide made the waiting time interesting and informative (thanks John) and the Pine Martin and Badgers made it a night not to be forgotten

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Thank mickrod2015
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the hide and the views of Pine Marten and Badger! We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review - thank you. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Excellent experience overall, 2 x pine martins, 2 x badgers and a number of wood mice. Comfortable hide, well organised and informative guide.

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1 Thank Alison J
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to the hide and we're delighted that the Pine Martens and Badgers put in an appearance for you! It's great to know how much you enjoyed the experience and thank you again for taking the time to post this review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I loved the unspoilt openess of the area and its breathtaking views. Countryside that gives you a real apetite

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Thank Chris P
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

It's great to know how much you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful part of the world - visit again soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

After a long way and a windy night, the pine marten, not once but twice. Very exciting so close. The hide had good visibility and it was great having the night cameras to know she was approaching! Magical night well worth the experience

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SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your evening in the hide. We're delighted to know how much you enjoyed it and that the Pine Martens appeared for you! More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

This was a great evening. The Marten came in for twenty minutes what a thing to have close to you. It sat like a meerkat. Fantastic night sky as we walked back to the car with Cairngorm mountain in the background. Our guide Tim was excellent patient and knowledgable. Loved it we will come back. Make sure you read the... More 

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Thank Rymway
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Michael and Jane - thank you very much for writing your wonderfully descriptive review of your visit and we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. Thank you, also, for sending the lovely photos you took at the hide including the one of the Northern Lights you saw on the way back! We look forward to your next visit -... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

We visited this hide on Tuesday 9 December and despite the weather not being favourable, we had an excellent view of Pine Martin and an unexpected visit from a badger. The wind was very blustery and the rain turned to snow, but we were very cosy in the heated hide. The guide was excellent and let us stay until we... More 

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2 Thank Marie T
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Marie - thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide on a very wintry evening and we're delighted that the Pine Marten and Badger made an appearance for you. If you managed to take any photos, we'd love to see them; if you're happy to share any, please email us or upload onto our Facebook page.... More 

Bewdley
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

Although not the best of evenings for wildlife sightings, I always enjoy visiting the Rothiemerchus wildlife hide. It is not every day that you can watch a pine marten at bait only a few feet away. unfortunately on this visit only the pine marten appeared, although in the past I have also seen badgers and deer. The guide, John, is... More 

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Thank Nigel1952
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear that a Pine Marten appeared for you and we hope the younger members of your party enjoyed the sight! Thank you for your appreciation of John - we will pass your comments to him. Thank you also for reviewing your visit - we really appreciate it. More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Went last night with my eight year old son. Our brilliant guide kept us interested during the first hour when adorable wood mice were the only animals visible. In the second hour we saw 2 badgers and 3 pine martens. Neither my son nor I will ever forget being a few feet away from two pine martens on the feeding... More 

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3 Thank Helen G
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Helen - we're so pleased that you and your son had such a memorable visit to our hide! Thank you very much for posting this review - we really appreciate it. More 

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