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Speyside Wildlife

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Address: | Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching...

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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Fantastic Evening Watching Pine Martens And Badgers!

When I read about this evening watching wildlife I knew on booking it that it had the possibility to be an amazing experience and my partner and I weren't disappointed. First off... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
emtrey
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Enford, United Kingdom
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Enford, United Kingdom
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417 reviews
261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

When I read about this evening watching wildlife I knew on booking it that it had the possibility to be an amazing experience and my partner and I weren't disappointed. First off we scouted out the location of the meeting point early in the day just so we would find it easier in the dark, and it was easy to... More 

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1 Thank emtrey
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a descriptive review - it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the evening and John is delighted that you enjoyed his company (almost) as much as that of the Badgers, Pine Martens and Deer, not to mention the Tawny Owl and the Woodmice! And what lovely photos..... We... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you want to see some of the UK's rarest and most charming animals, this is the place to come. Pine martens and badgers, deer, and of course the lovely wood mouse, can all be viewed from the most comfortable and well-designed of hides (with heating if required!) John will share his expertise and enthusiasm and you will be able... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

What a lovely review and recommendation! Thank you very much for posting it - we're so pleased you enjoyed your evening so much. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was really a special trip. Learning about the area, environment and protection of the local wildlife and of course seeing them up close... Very close😊 The Badgers and pine martens flocked to the hide and without this experience I know we wouldn't ever see them so up close...in their environment. We were lucky enough to see roe deer, bats... More 

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Thank Gayle2013
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We're delighted that you all enjoyed your visit to our hide and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - and for the rating! More 

Scotland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had wonderful close up views of roe and red deer, badgers, wood mice and pine martens in their beautiful forest surroundings. Three pine marten kitts enthralled us with their antics and our guide John was knowledgeable helpful and enthusiastic.

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Thank ScotlandManda
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in the hide - thank you very much for the great review; we really appreciate it! The three kits are still regular visitors and we've taken some great videos of them and the Badgers which we've added to our Facebook page. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The hide was surprisingly comfortable, and the opportunity for watching the wildlife was great - watching a family of 8 badgers licking honey off rocks was more than we had expected!

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Thank Jane G
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to our hide and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - we really appreciate it! More 

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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I cannot recommend this organisation enough. They do a wide range of tours and trips offering plenty of choice. I opted for the badger watch as this I was something I had always wanted to see in the wild. We booked the badger watch online and received confirmation instructions and a map of where to meet. When we arrived at... More 

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Thank H H
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a full and enthusiastic review - we really appreciate it! We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening in our hide and that the Badgers and Pine Martens were on view for such an extended period. We look forward to your next visit - just let us know if you'd... More 

Nottingham
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98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This was a very good experience. The hide was very comfortable and warm which enhanced the experience of seeing the wildlife. We had never seen live badgers before and we saw 8 including young ones. They were present for a prolonged period of time. We also saw 2 Pine martins one of which was a kit. These were not present... More 

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1 Thank Dalelynne
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review - we really appreciate you taking the time to post it and are delighted that you enjoyed your evening in the hide so much! If you're happy to share your photos, we'd love to see them - either email them to us or post them on our Facebook page. We look forward... More 

Montreal, Canada
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444 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Booking the mammal-watching hide at Rothiemurchus privately meant we didn't need to worry about disturbing other guests with our photography. With the short nights this far north in June, we had to wait a couple of hours after our 9-pm arrival before the cast debuted, but once they did it was like Broadway, with two pine martens and three badgers... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We're delighted that you had such a successful evening in our hide and thank you very much for your extensive and enthusiastic review. Tips for other photographers are always useful - thank you for these! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I went on a week long Spring Birds holiday with Speyside wildlife. The accommodation at the Steading was comfortable and the food (all provided) good (and able to cater for special diets). And the guiding was amazing - we were taken to all sorts of places to see wonderful things: in the forest, up the mountain, to the sea, to... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such an extensive review - we really appreciate it and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday with us! We love your photos - if you're happy to share them, please post them to our Facebook page or email them to us - thank you! More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The visit lived up to expectations and more. Wildlife included red deer, over-flying osprey, roding woodcock, and a pair of cheeky mallards. The highlight though was close-up and extended viewing of pine marten and badger. The whole thing was well organised and the guide was very knowledgeable and informative and interesting to talk to in between the action

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1 Thank Philip L
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

We so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in our hide - thank you very much for taking the time to post this review; we really appreciate it! More 

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