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About Speyside Wildlife
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great evening … as wildlife hides go, this one is a palace! It is well designed with plenty of room and has heating! On the evening that I went, we saw 3 pine martens … the views you get through the windows...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank GrahamMeikle
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Graham, wow sounds like you had a great evening and thank you for taking time to let us know!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My 9 year old son and I spent an evening at the Wildlife Hide and saw a female pine marten, a female badger and then later a male. It was a magical experience for both of us - we loved being able to see them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kylamacball
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Kyla Fantastic to hear you and your family were able to enjoy such a lovely evening with us. Hopefully we shall see you again in the future.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Some of the best £25 I ever spent. Great value wildlife viewing. Saw two pine martens and a badger. Guide was great. Highly recommend the experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul A
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hello Paul Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you had such a great evening. Best wishes

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening in the hide and saw a pine marten and 3 badgers. The animals come very close to the glass and are well lit. For photographers, it is not necessary to take a lens bigger than 300mm, I took a 70-300mm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie C
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi Katie Thank you for your review and for the advice for others when using their cameras. Glad you had such a good evening and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring! Best wishes

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Excellent night and well worth a visit. If you never seen badgers or pine martins now is your chance

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ianhenderson58
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Ian Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your experience with us and glad you managed to get some photos! Best wishes

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant night and saw a young pine martin! Would definitely recommend to wildlife lovers!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Piers M
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Hi Piers M Thank you for your review and great to hear you saw Pine Marten. Hopefully we may see you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Our evening started slowly with a couple of little wood mice coming out of the rocks to pinch some of the peanuts that Kate had put out. And then out of nowhere and not even seen on the infrared cameras, a Pine Martin scampered up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Hello trevorcwjohnson What a lovely review and thank you for taking time to describe how the evening played out and it sounds like the animals put on a really good 'show' for you. We are pleased to hear you got Pine Marten and Badger and...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

A wonderful evening, with a plot that could have been written by Sir David. Started slowly, with a few woodmice darting about, then a sole badger appeared to raise the excitement. After time spent hoovering up peanuts and raisins he wandered off, leaving us to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Nick, thank you for such a fantastic review. So great to hear what an amazing time you had, it really does sound like the perfect wildlife 'script'! Again, thank you and see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2018

We visited here as part of a wilderness travel group. Kate was our 'host' for the evening, and she was delightful, friendly and very informative. The enclosed hide has two viewing sides, allowing numerous vantage points. Wood mice were the first to appear just on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your trip to the hide recently. The Pine Marten kits certainly provide a huge amount of entertainment at this time of year, as they learn how to clamber up trees and keep their balance -...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Our 3rd visit to the hide, during a much needed week in the area spent wildlife spotting day and night. Our guide, Kate, was lovely and friendly, and certainly knew her stuff. We were lucky to see 5 badgers, a tawny owl, 2 roe deer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Clairski
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hello Clairski Thank you so much for writing a review and great to see you again this year at the hide. It sounds like you had a fantastic night.We hope next time you are in need of a wildlife / relaxation fix we see you...More

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mefromnotts
18 August 2018|
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Response from SpeysideWildlife | Property representative |
Hello, apologies for the delayed reply. Yes, you can drive up to the hide rather than walk if this is organised prior to arrival, there is then a very short distance to walk up to the hide
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lorneg457
14 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 382lize | 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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