Days out in the Cairngorms and Beyond

The Scottish Highlands is home to some iconic wildlife species, but finding them can be a real challenge. Whether you are part of a family group wanting to see a broad range of Highland wildlife, or a keen birder looking for a specific and elusive species, our wildlife guides will guide you to the best locations using their expert knowledge. So, whether it’s Dotterel and Ptarmigan on the high tops, Capercaillie and Crested Tits in the forests, or maybe Otter and Dolphin on the shoreline, tell us what you’d like to see and we can help you to achieve your wildlife watching ambitions.

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IncludedWildlife guide on an exclusive basis for you and up to 6 friends or family members. Transport for the day in comfortable 8-seater minibus or car

LeadersWe match your specific day guiding needs to the skills of our guides, to ensure you have the best day out possible. We therefore have a pool of guides that we use, each with specific knowledge and interests. You can book a standard day – 9am-5pm – or an extended day. Extended days can start early or finish late, depending on the species you would like to see. The full details on the itinerary tab tell you which days out work best as extended days. Your guide will suggest the best start time. It will be dependent on the time of year and the main species you would like to look for.

Please provide a mobile phone number on the booking form, so that your guide can get in contact with you two or three days before your due day out, to ensure all details in place. For extended days booked, this will include a suggestion of the best start time.

Cost£195 Standard day if booked online (£250 if booked manually via our office) max 8 hours
£250 Extended day if booked online (£295 if booked manually via our office) max 10 hours
Actual start time to be agreed between you and your guide (either day out includes transport for you and up to 6 companions)

WalkingMost walks will be on wide sandy tracks, except in the Cairngorms, where terrain is more steep and uneven, so walking boots are essential. Your guide will discuss walking options with you beforehand

WeatherWeather varies from cold to warm and sunny (-5° to +25°C), with less rainfall than much of Scotland but snow possible in the mountains

InsectsBiting midges occur in some places during the summer

OptionsOur Cairngorms National Park
Pine Forest
Cairngorm Mountains
Moorland and Moray Firth
Highland Glen
Woodland Walks
River Spey Walk


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