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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Third time lucky - large male Pine Marten and Badger visits

I've enjoyed three visits to the hide now and always enjoyed the wildlife on offer but this weekend... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Pitvar
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Badgertastic

We had an interesting evening in the hide with John. The badgers made several appearances but no... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
pross1
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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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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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I've enjoyed three visits to the hide now and always enjoyed the wildlife on offer but this weekend saw my first Pine Marten - a very large male who was followed in by at least two badgers. Duncan is a very informative and knowledgeable guide...More

Thank Pitvar
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

We're delighted that the Pine Marten appeared for you and that you enjoyed your evening so much - thank you very much for posting this review and for your lovely comments about Duncan, who is very appreciative of the feedback!

Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting evening in the hide with John. The badgers made several appearances but no martens possibly due to noisy guests, who despite being repeatedly told to keep the noise down, banged and clattered most of the time. It was amazing to see...More

Thank pross1
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and for your 5 star rating. Seeing the Badgers so close really does show the tremendous power they have within their front legs and claws, its great you got to view this. We look forward...More

Reviewed 10 November 2015

We took our son here during the October week and were amazed to be able to see so closely the pinemartens and badgers... our guide was was lovely and very informative and the facility is amazing... it's a late night if your kids are young,...More

Thank Michelle H
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

It's great to hear how much you all enjoyed your evening in the hide and thank you very much for the review, the recommendation and the rating!

Reviewed 6 November 2015

My husband and I went on the Dusk watch a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Very informative guide. Lots of badgers and two pine martens. We would highly recommend this!

Thank Linsey C
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and for sharing your lovely photos! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the evening.

Reviewed 27 October 2015

We re-visited this again in September, it has been a couple of years since our previous visit and it did not dissapoint on this occasion either. A very pleasant 3 hours or so watching and photographing the Badgers and Pine Martins plus the little mouse...More

Thank retselm
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

We were delighted to welcome you back to the hide and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience - thank you very much for the review and the recommendation!

Reviewed 11 October 2015

Visited in July, booked in advance on line which I think was cheaper. Met by guide at the small parking area and walked up to the hide past a field full of deer which was a good start. The guide was really friendly, enthusiastic and...More

Thank SteadyS
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you very much for your detailed review of your visit to the hide and the mammals you saw, plus the Tawny Owl - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 29 September 2015

An absolutely great way to spend an evening and the 3 hours we had passed by in a flash. Once we got to the Hide we were treated to seeing badgers and pine martens very, very close up and it was a real delight. John...More

Thank LittleHoglet
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a detailed and enthusiastic review - we really appreciate it and John is thrilled with the feedback. Thank you also for the rating and the recommendation!

Reviewed 20 September 2015

Already booked our 2016 trip with Speyside which will be our 8th time with them. Why do we keep going back because they do exactly what they say they will You just roll up day one to the meeting place and then everything is taken...More

Thank Steve B
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

What a wonderful accolade, Steve - thank you so much for taking the time to post so much detail. We really appreciate it and it's lovely to hear how much you enjoy your wildlife watching holidays with us. Roy and Julian are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 23 August 2015

Wonderful evening watching wildlife. The hide is comfortable and quite roomy. The wildlife is right outside the window. You get great views as this area is lit, so you see everything. We got pine martens and a family of badgers on our evening. It was...More

Thank Anne-Marie S
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2015

What a lovely detailed and enthusiastic review - thank you so much for taking the time to post it and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much!

Reviewed 22 August 2015

So glad we booked this before our holiday. After booking on line we were emailed directions and instructions. Found the meeting place easily and meet John. Walked to the hide and listened to John tell about the animals with humour included. We were fortunate to...More

Thank Heather M
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and we're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it! We hope you took some great photos - if you're happy to share them, please send them to us or post them on...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
14 April 2017|
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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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