We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Speyside Wildlife

#5 of 18 Tours in Aviemore Features Animals
| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Dusk watch a fantastic experience

Wonderful evening watching wildlife. The hide is comfortable and quite roomy. The wildlife is right... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Anne-Marie S
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
DUSK WILDLIFE

So glad we booked this before our holiday. After booking on line we were emailed directions and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
Heather M
Read all 166 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pine marten” (53 reviews)
“tawny owl” (15 reviews)
“red deer” (37 reviews)
LOCATION
| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
CONTACT
Website
+44 1479 812498
Write a Review
Reviews (166)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

51 - 60 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 23 August 2015

Wonderful evening watching wildlife. The hide is comfortable and quite roomy. The wildlife is right outside the window. You get great views as this area is lit, so you see everything. We got pine martens and a family of badgers on our evening. It was...More

Thank Anne-Marie S
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

What a lovely detailed and enthusiastic review - thank you so much for taking the time to post it and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much!

Reviewed 21 August 2015

So glad we booked this before our holiday. After booking on line we were emailed directions and instructions. Found the meeting place easily and meet John. Walked to the hide and listened to John tell about the animals with humour included. We were fortunate to...More

Thank Heather M
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and we're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it! We hope you took some great photos - if you're happy to share them, please send them to us or post them on...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was a superb trip with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly Speyside guide who worked tirelessly to ensure every member of the group had an amazing time. We were fortunate to see many bears, a brief encounter with three wolves and a fantastic sighting of...More

1  Thank JMNSwim
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015

Thank you very much for posting this lovely account of your Finland Bears trip and we're absolutely delighted you enjoyed it so much! We hope you've seen Roy's photos on our Facebook page - if you have any to share, we'd love to see them....More

Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and i went on the dusk wildlife watch. I wasn't sure in advance where the hide would be in relation to the wildlife, so I was delighted at how it turned out to be:-) Anyone hoping to see lovely badgers and pine martens...More

1  Thank leeesah
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2015

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to the hide - it's much appreciated! We're delighted that you had such great sightings and enjoyed your evening and we hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 6 August 2015

The standard adage when it comes to wildlife is: 'you never know' (or, more usually, 'you should've been here yesterday'!), but the Speyside hide is about as near as you can get to to guaranteed close-up views of truly wild animals. We saw the 'regulars'...More

1  Thank IonH
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to the hide and we're delighted you had such good sightings! As you say, when you're hoping to see wild animals, there's no guarantee that they will appear on any given day or at any given time,...More

Reviewed 31 July 2015

When I read about this evening watching wildlife I knew on booking it that it had the possibility to be an amazing experience and my partner and I weren't disappointed. First off we scouted out the location of the meeting point early in the day...More

1  Thank emtrey
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a descriptive review - it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the evening and John is delighted that you enjoyed his company (almost) as much as that of the Badgers, Pine Martens and...More

Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you want to see some of the UK's rarest and most charming animals, this is the place to come. Pine martens and badgers, deer, and of course the lovely wood mouse, can all be viewed from the most comfortable and well-designed of hides (with...More

Thank Lynn L
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

What a lovely review and recommendation! Thank you very much for posting it - we're so pleased you enjoyed your evening so much.

Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was really a special trip. Learning about the area, environment and protection of the local wildlife and of course seeing them up close... Very close😊 The Badgers and pine martens flocked to the hide and without this experience I know we wouldn't ever see...More

Thank Gayle2013
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

We're delighted that you all enjoyed your visit to our hide and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - and for the rating!

Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had wonderful close up views of roe and red deer, badgers, wood mice and pine martens in their beautiful forest surroundings. Three pine marten kitts enthralled us with their antics and our guide John was knowledgeable helpful and enthusiastic.More

Thank ScotlandManda
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2015

It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in the hide - thank you very much for the great review; we really appreciate it! The three kits are still regular visitors and we've taken some great videos of them and the Badgers which...More

Reviewed 20 July 2015

The hide was surprisingly comfortable, and the opportunity for watching the wildlife was great - watching a family of 8 badgers licking honey off rocks was more than we had expected!

Thank Jane G
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to our hide and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - we really appreciate it!

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Mountain Cafe
1,299 reviews
1.07 km away
The Cairngorm Hotel
1,310 reviews
.79 km away
La Taverna
1,468 reviews
.53 km away
Old Bridge Inn
1,168 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rothiemurchus
615 reviews
.75 km away
Strathspey Railway
1,033 reviews
.77 km away
TreeZone Aviemore
219 reviews
.58 km away
Aviemore VisitScotland Information Centre
91 reviews
.90 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lorne G
14 July 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Flintstone89
13 April 2017|
Answer
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
1
Vote