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Evening Wildlife Watching Hide

Our hide located in the Cairngorms within the Caledonian Pine Forest on Rothiemurchus, can give the best opportunity to watch Pine Marten and Badgers all year round. A variety of other Scottish wildlife species may visit our hide whilst it is still light, including Tawny Owls, Red and Roe Deer. As the light fades and the moon rises, we hope to see Pine Marten and Badger at close quarters.

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

GroupMaximum 6 people in the hide (maximum group number reduced because of the size of alternative viewing facility in place following the fire at the hide)

TimesNightly from Easter to October on an exclusive basis or as part of a group. From November to Easter on a reduced number of evenings per week for exclusive use or as part of a group. Pre-booking is essential. Start times vary with the seasons.

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.

Public TransportThe hide is a short journey from Aviemore and although it is not on the local bus route, our local taxi company are aware of the location and guests can book directly with Aviemore Taxis 01479 811111

AccessThere is a 10 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.

Please note peanuts are stored in a closed container inside the hide.

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

PhotosExcellent photographic opportunities for exclusive users. Some incidental photography opportunities at other times. Please note that flash photography is not permitted. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS TEMPORARY HIDE IS NOT AS SUITED TO PHOTOGRAPHY AS OUR PURPOSE-BUILT ONE.

InsectsBiting midges can occur during the summer months.