Local Guided Trips

This is a list of some of the most popular guided wildlife trips that run regularly in this area. Full details of all trips are sent to Guests upon booking a stay at the Grant Arms Hotel. Trips can be booked directly but please mention BWWC - we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Guided Safaris

Glenlivet Wildlife Safaris

Land Rover safaris exploring the wildlife-rich Glenlivet Estate, focusing on the area’s seasonal wildlife (e.g. ‘Waders & Waterfowl’ in spring / ‘Red Deer Rut’ in autumn).
Meeting Point: Glenlivet Estate (BWWC Map Site 28).  
Cost: £30pp – approx. 3½ hours.  Dates: Thursdays & Sundays (all year). 
Contact: www.glenlivet-wildlife.co.uk  (01807) 590241

Deeside Nature Activities

Half or full day guided safaris offered throughout the Highlands but specialising in the Deeside area – the sometimes under-rated wildlife watching location of the Cairngorms National Park.
Meeting Point: Pick-up/drop-off at the Grant Arms Hotel or option to meet in the Deeside area.
Cost: from £10pp per hour, depending on group size and length of safari (max. 4 people).
Contact: Craig Westlake  www.deesidenatureactivities.co.uk  (01339) 742033 / 07788 158304

Highland Nature

Full day or half day guided wildlife trips for a personal insight into the places and wildlife this beautiful area has to offer. 
Meeting point: For all trips you are picked up and dropped off at Reception.  
Cost: From £45pp for half a day and £90pp for a full day.Maximum 3 places per trip (larger groups can be guided using own transport).
For information on upcoming trips, please go to http://www.highlandnature.co.uk/calendar.html 
For more information or to book a place contact John Poyner on 01479 821357 / (07875) 094666 or email: info@highlandnature.co.uk. 

Birding Ecosse

Half or full day guided wildlife tours tailored to the species you would like to see in the habitats you choose to visit.
Meeting Point: Pick-up/drop-off at the Grant Arms Hotel.
Cost: from £60pp for a half day tour or from £100pp for a full day tour (max.3 people, larger groups can be guided using own transport).
Contact: David Slater  www.birdingecosse.co.uk  (01309) 676720
 / 07955 336955

Guided Walks

Walking in Scotland

Half or full day guided walks throughout the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding Highlands, with walks tailored to your fitness level in a location of your choice.  Walks can also include a wildlife theme.
Meeting Point: Pick-up/drop-off at the Grant Arms Hotel or option to meet at walk start-point.
Cost: from £20pp for half day walk or from £40pp for full day walk (special rates for groups of 4 or more people).
Contact: Mike Fletcher / Roy Hill  www.walking-scotland.co.uk  (01807) 580262 / (01807) 580296

Glenlivet Wildlife Walks

Guided nature walks exploring the flora and fauna of the Glenlivet Estate with seasonal themes (e.g. ‘Colours of Glenlivet’ in summer / ‘Making Tracks’ in winter).  Meeting Point: Glenlivet Estate (BWWC Map Site 28) 
Cost: £10pp – approx. 2½ hours. Dates: Tuesdays (January-February & June-October).  
Contact: www.glenlivet-wildlife.co.uk  (01807) 590241

Boat Trips

Moray Firth Boat Trip Operators

For a list of boat trip operators in the Moray Firth which are accredited by the Dolphin Space Programme (promoting sustainable and wildlife-friendly tourism) please see: www.dolphinspace.org

Spirit of the Spey

A canoe journey (expert coaching available – no experience necessary) providing an intimate introduction to the River Spey – her history, heritage, wildlife, distilleries and whiskies.
Meeting Point: Pick-up/drop-off at the Grant Arms Hotel or option to meet at journey start point.
Cost: from £50pp for half day trip/£95pp for full day trip (based on 2 people – discounts for larger groups).
Contact: Dave Craig www.spiritofthespey.co.uk  (01540) 673826 / 07870 338110

Evening Hide Watches

Speyside Wildlife

Look for Badger, Pine Marten and other evening wildlife from a comfortable hide, accompanied by an expert guide.
Meeting Point: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore (near BWWC Map Site 20).
Cost: £30pp booking by phone/£25pp online. Dates: Easter-October daily/November-Easter on request (min. 2 people).
Contact:
www.speysidewildlife.co.uk  (01479) 812498 / (01479) 812345

Celebrity Guided Week with Nigel Marven 25th Nov-1st Dec 2017

Join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for some of Scotland’s iconic wildlife. Includes 6 nights Full Board accommodation, 5 fully guided day trips, a talk and film by Nigel, free wine with dinner and much more.


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