Dusk Watches

Come and enjoy our famous dusk watch, from the comfort of a purpose built and warm hide on the Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore with one of our professional wildlife guides. Right in the Cairngorms National Park our evening mammal watching experience gives you the best chances to see Pine Marten, Badger, Red and Roe Deer and more.

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Costs £25.00 per adult, if booked online (£30.00 if booked manually via our office)
£10.00 per child 8-14yrs, if booked online (£15.00 if booked manually via our office)
Not suitable for children under 8yrs

Exclusive £250.00 per evening, if booked online (£300.00 if booked manually via our office)



TimesOur hide is available nightly from Easter to October and can be booked on an exclusive basis or as part of a group throughout this period. From November to Easter we operate on a reduced number of nights each week for either exclusive use or parties of 2 people or more.

Prebooking is essential. If you wish to book last minute places at the weekend, please telephone the Rothiemurchus Centre on 01479 812345 before 5.30pm. They will be able to advise you of space available and complete a booking for you.

The start times of the experience vary with the seasons. In the height of summer we don't start until 9.00pm, whereas during the winter the meeting time will be around 6.00pm.

GroupMaximum 12 people in the hide

InsectsBiting midges can occur during the summer months.

AccessThere is a 5 minute walk on a wide sandy track from the meeting point to the hide. Car access can be arranged in advance for those with limited mobility. The door to the hide is wide enough for wheelchair access with a ramp up to it. Seating in the hide is at viewing level through large picture windows.

Please remember to bring your torches!

ClothingWarm, non-rustling, subdued outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are preferable. Advice on the "how to do it" of wildlife watching is provided on confirmation of booking

LocationA meeting point map and timing of the visit is also provided on confirmation of booking.
Please be aware that there are no toilet facilities whilst in the hide so apologies, no comfort breaks during the watch. There are however conveniences very near to the meeting point and the guide will point these out to you prior to walking up to the hide.

PhotosExcellent photographic opportunities for exclusive users. Some incidental photography opportunities at other times. Please note that flash photography is not permitted.