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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Badger Patrol

A wonderful evening ( about 2 & 1/2 hours) observing close up a clan of badgers ( at least 7... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
navigator153
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Selsey England
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Fantastic evening

This is a fantastic evening for anyone who loves wildlife. We saw badgers and a pine martin. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more! Accredited by VisitScotland, Green Tourism Business Scheme and Wild Scotland.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pine martin” (31 reviews)
“tawny owl” (16 reviews)
“red deer” (37 reviews)
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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful evening ( about 2 & 1/2 hours) observing close up a clan of badgers ( at least 7) including one cheeky chap climbing a tree trunk. Lots of great info and stories from John our guide . No Pine Martens our night ,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic evening for anyone who loves wildlife. We saw badgers and a pine martin. The hide is comfortable and allows you to be really close to the wildlife. John our guide for the evening was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Very good photo...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write us a review and it's wonderful to hear what a great night you had and that you saw both Badger and Pine Marten. Hopefully we shall see you again in the future.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I was almost daunted by the late start time for the wildlife viewing but this was super. Finding the car park was a bit dodgy but the map they emailed was useful. We met John at the cars. The walk to the hut was easy....More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Ikpm3, thank you for your 5 star review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the evening with us in our hide. Best wishes

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our first visit here, but not our last, I'm sure. We were unlucky that while there had been Pine Martin there the previous night, none made an appearance the night that we were there, however that did not spoil the night. We still saw (and...More

2  Thank Gasman1874
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Gasman1874, thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to our hide. We'd love to see your photos of the Tawny Owl if you wanted to post them to our Facebook page - they don't often come...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unusual holiday attraction - for wildlife lovers. We saw this on Springwatch, and took the opportunity to visit whilst we were in Scotland. Amazing - well worth the money. You have a 10 minute walk into the hide, then the guide gives you an interesting...More

1  Thank chutley
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Chutley, that’s great news to hear you visited after seeing us on BBC Springwatch and lovely to hear you saw the Badgers. We are sorry that there was a bit of disruption during your visit, thank you for letting us know. As you know...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We did an all day guided wildlife tour with Duncan through Speyside, what an amazing day it was! Duncan was able to pick us up from our B&B in Inverness. Our B&B packed lunches for us for the day. Duncan took us out to a...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello bethanycozytea Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review after your guided day out with Duncan. It really does sound like you had a packed day and saw some superb species whilst you were here, hopefully we shall see you...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had long wanted to visit a Night Hide and on our most recent visit to the Cairngorms, finally managed it. We weren't disappointed - the Hide was warm and comfortable and our patience was rewarded with the appearance of four badgers, two pine marten...More

Thank Valerie R
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello Valerie R It sounds like you had a brilliant night, you saw all the key species and a few of each too! A great trip when you had been wanting to do it for so long and we shall ensure John gets your feedback...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We have always wanted to see Pine Martins and we were not disappointed. Plus we saw badgers, red deer, wood mice and owls. Fantastic experience. John, our guide was knowledgeable and so enthuasitic about the animals. We have taken brochures/leaflets to check out their holiday...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Helen B We are so pleased you saw Pine Marten after wanting to see them for so long and so mnay other species too, sounds like you had a great night! Hopefully we may see you on one of our all-inclusive holidays in the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had an enjoyable evening with a great informative guide (John) and a comfortable hide. We saw a few mice and about 5 badgers. However it is hard to recommend this to all but the most dedicated wildlife watcher as 1) Paying £50 for 2...More

Thank Howlett U
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Howlett U That's lovely to hear you had an enjoyable evening with us recently and saw a few Badgers. As you say, as this is an evening activity and we do have to adjust the start time according to the time of 'dusk' throughout...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was our first visit to Scotland and our first birding holiday. In our opinion, we could not have chosen a better place to start our adventure. The Steading is a wonderful place to stay - good rooms, excellent food and like minded fellow companions...More

1  Thank TeebeeKentUK
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Wow thank you for such a kind review and it sounds like you really did have an amazing week in Speyside. The Steading is such a special place to stay - a superb location and it sounds like you enjoyed the best on offer during...More

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Lorne G
15 July 2017|
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Response from SpeysideWildlife | Property representative |
Hello Lorne G, thank you for your question and a Standard Guided Day Out is £250.00 (£195 if booked online) – 9am to 5pm. An Extended Day is £295.00 (£250 if booked online) – max 10 hours – actual time to be agreed between... More
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Flintstone89
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Response from Liz E | Reviewed this property |
There's animals all year round but apparently late June is especially good as there are many youngsters
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