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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Speyside Wildlife Dusk Watch

We re-visited this again in September, it has been a couple of years since our previous visit and... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
retselm
,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Fantastic views of Pine Martins and Badgers

Visited in July, booked in advance on line which I think was cheaper. Met by guide at the small... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
SteadyS
,
Norfolk, UK
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pine martin” (31 reviews)
“tawny owl” (16 reviews)
“red deer” (37 reviews)
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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

We re-visited this again in September, it has been a couple of years since our previous visit and it did not dissapoint on this occasion either. A very pleasant 3 hours or so watching and photographing the Badgers and Pine Martins plus the little mouse...More

Thank retselm
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

We were delighted to welcome you back to the hide and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience - thank you very much for the review and the recommendation!

Reviewed 11 October 2015

Visited in July, booked in advance on line which I think was cheaper. Met by guide at the small parking area and walked up to the hide past a field full of deer which was a good start. The guide was really friendly, enthusiastic and...More

Thank SteadyS
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you very much for your detailed review of your visit to the hide and the mammals you saw, plus the Tawny Owl - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 28 September 2015

An absolutely great way to spend an evening and the 3 hours we had passed by in a flash. Once we got to the Hide we were treated to seeing badgers and pine martens very, very close up and it was a real delight. John...More

Thank LittleHoglet
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a detailed and enthusiastic review - we really appreciate it and John is thrilled with the feedback. Thank you also for the rating and the recommendation!

Reviewed 20 September 2015

Already booked our 2016 trip with Speyside which will be our 8th time with them. Why do we keep going back because they do exactly what they say they will You just roll up day one to the meeting place and then everything is taken...More

Thank Steve B
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

What a wonderful accolade, Steve - thank you so much for taking the time to post so much detail. We really appreciate it and it's lovely to hear how much you enjoy your wildlife watching holidays with us. Roy and Julian are looking forward to...More

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 26 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 26 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

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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

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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
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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