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Summer Mammals & More

An all-inclusive wildlife watching holiday in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, searching for Scotland’s prize mammals - including the Year of Natural Scotland's Big 5! Single centre houseparty style holiday based at our converted steading with a day on the west coast. Transport by minibus, landrover and boat. Includes some late nights which will be compensated for by later starts.


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Dates Sat 5 - Sat 12 Aug 2017
Prices £1,195pp (£100 single supp on ensuite rooms)

Leaders Craig Round and Duncan Macdonald

Day 1 Arrive in Glen Feshie in time for an evening meal and a chat about our plans for the coming week. 7 nights at the Steading
Days 2-7 Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including Abernethy Forest, Dava Moor, the Cairngorms, the Moray Firth and West Coast
Day 8 After breakfast we say our farewells and depart

Walking Time will be spent patiently watching and waiting with only occasional gentle walks of up to 1-2 miles. Walking boots are recommended, but walking shoes are fine
Weather The weather can vary enormously. During a typical week in this season we would expect mixed sun and showers with temperatures in the range of 15-25ºC. It could be cooler on the boat trips. You may want to bring sunscreen.
Insects Biting midges can occasionally be a nuisance by lochs and shores, especially in the west
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.
Boats Boat trips are in relatively sheltered waters and last 2 hrs (Moray Firth), 2½ hrs (West Coast)
General Most days will finish very late - when our target mammals are most active - but will be compensated by late breakfasts
Accom Double (ensuite) twin (ensuite) and single (ensuite and non ensuite) rooms
Group 12

 

   

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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.


VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


ATOL PROTECTED

The air holidays and flights are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4259. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.