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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

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Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
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Two centre holiday on the Island of Unst and north Mainland. Inter-island trips are by small ferry, with a further boat trip around Noss for seabirds. The weather will be mixed, it is often windy, but can be warm and dry. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as our walk out to Hermaness will be over uneven terrain and the night time visit to Mousa Broch will be over a rocky beach. Transport around Shetland is by minibus.

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Dates 1 - 8 July 2017
Prices £2,125pp (£250 single supp)

Leader Craig Round

Day 1 Fly into Sumburgh and travel north to our base at Sava Vord on Unst.
Days 2-3 Exploration of Unst, including the wild cliffs of Hermaness and the small island of Fetlar
Day 4 Travel south over on the ferry to our base on the Mainland
Days 5-7 Birdwatching and wildlife exploration of south Mainland including a visit to Noss, the Viking settlement of Jarlshoff and night visit to Mousa
Day 8 Depart in the afternoon, after a morning bird and wildlife watching, on a flight back to Inverness.

Flights Flybe, Scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Inverness-Sumburgh
Inbound: Afternoon, Sumburgh-Inverness

Travel Easy to get to meeting point in Inverness.

Walking Walking is generally very relaxed and easy, but on at least two of the days we may take walks of up to 3-4 miles on rough grassland and small coastal paths. Hiking boots essential.

Weather During a typical week in this season we expect to experience mixed sun and showers, with temperatures in the range 10-20ºC.

Insects Biting insects are not a problem.

Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8.

Accom Saxa Vord, Unst - double, twin ensuite and single non-ensuite rooms in individual houses. Please note that single rooms will be sharing a bathroom with one other guest unless a further supplement is paid. Please ask.
Busta House Hotel - double, twin and single ensuite rooms.



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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".


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