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 https://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).
www.speysidewildlife.co.uk  (01479) 812498 / (01479) 812345

AUTUMN/RED DEER WEEK Sat 6th - Sat 13th October 2018

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn with extra walks and field trips to look for the winter migration arrivals as well hopefully catching the Red Deer rut. From £379pp DB&B for 4 nights, or from £651pp DB&B for 7 nights.,

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