There are lots of walks and things to do around Grantown-on-Spey but to make the most of the wildlife watching sites in the area you do really need a car (or alternatively you could hire a local guide to take you out and about - please ask the BWWC Team for more details or see our 'Guided Trips' page). Cars can be hired from local towns such as Aviemore and also from Inverness and Aberdeen airports.
Can the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club take me to see wildlife?
Our Guided Walks take place in Anagach Woods - a Scots Pine woodland just a few minutes walk from the Hotel - and usually result in plently of wildlife sightings. These walks are free to all Grant Arms Hotel Guests and run regularly throughout the year. However, we are not able to transport Guests to any wildlife watching sites. Please see our 'Guided Trips' page under the 'Out & About' tab for information about escorted wildlife watching trips.
What if I want to see other wildlife but don't have my own car or can't drive?
One option would be to hire a professional wildlife guide, who would pick you up from the Hotel and transport you to various sites and show you wildlife. Please see our 'Guided Trips' page under the 'Out & About' tab for more information.
What about the Evening Hide, Land Rover Safaris and Boat Trips?
We are happy to provide you with driving directions to the meeting point for all of these activities, but you will need your own transport to get there and we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Please see our 'Guided Trips' page under the 'Out & About' tab for more details.
I love wildlife but can't walk very far. Does it matter?
Not at all. As long as you have a car you have good chance of seeing a lot of wildlife without having to walk very far. We have put together some information that is useful for disabled Guests, or any Guests with limited walking abilities - please let us know upon booking if you would like a copy of this information.
Do we have to join in BWWC activities?
Most Guests attend the BWWC Briefings, Guided Walks, Talks and Quizzes that are taking place during their stay but it's up to you. It's your holiday and you're free to participate in as much or as little as you'd like to!
What about meals?
Guests usually have their own individual tables at Breakfast and Dinner but if anyone wants to share we will always try to accommodate.
What is included?
An ensuite room, with toiletries, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer (Superior Rooms are also available - please ask upon booking), Breakfast and Dinner each day (unless you choose to stay B&B) and the chance to join in with the BWWC Team's Programme of Events that may be scheduled during your stay.
Can I book any activities before I arrive?
Absolutely - it is often a good idea to book before you arrive, as these external events are very popular and often sell-out during the busiest months. Please see our 'Guided Trips' page under the 'Out & About' tab for more information and contact details. BWWC events do not need to be pre-booked.
What will the weather be like?
In general, the east side of Scotland is drier than the west coast, but it's always advisable to be prepared for all forms of weather in the Highlands! The Met Office website (www.metoffice.org.uk) can provide a long term forecast for the Grantown-on-Spey area. We often experience snow in the winter so it's best to be prepared - you can always phone ahead and see what the weather's been up to before you arrive. See our 'What to Bring' section for advice on clothing and other things to bring with you.
There's plenty to do here in the Highlands this Spring, with great wildlife watching opportunities and stunning scenery. 4 nights at the Grant Arms on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis costs from just £340pp! Book now on (01479)872526.