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Speyside Wildlife Hide, Cairngorms © Speyside Wildlife

Evening Mammal Watching

From £20 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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Our hide is located in the Cairngorms within the Caledonian Pine Forest near Aviemore. Badger are regular visitors all year round and Pine Marten can also be seen along with a variety of other Scottish wildlife including including Tawny Owls.

Come and enjoy our hide in the Cairngorms Caledonian Pine Forest, for Badger, Pine Marten and more; Comfortable hide in the Cairngorms National Park; We regularly see Badgers at close quarters; Pine Marten also visit; The animals come right up to the windows; You’ll be accompanied throughout by our friendly, expert guide; Hire exclusively and have the hide to yourselves

We have implemented hygiene and social distancing regimes to comply with current viewing restrictions but can offer an evening of wildlife viewing in a comfortable hide for up to 12 guests. We shall manage each evening’s bookings, to ensure we can keep guests at a safe distance, whilst ensuring that they can still see the whole of the viewing area easily.

At present, although the hide is accessible to wheelchairs, the viewing windows will be out of reach to wheelchair users. Bar stools are available if you can move from your wheelchair to use these. Please just ask if you’d like any more information of the viewing facilities and space in the hide. As the current restrictions are lifted and we can make amendments to the viewing area, we shall have a much greater viewing area for everyone.

The hide can be booked on an exclusive basis if you wish to bring your own family/social bubble for the evening. If you are looking for photographic opportunities, we have a photographic hide for one to two people that can be booked each night on an exclusive basis. If you are interested in the facility, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our website link as above.

Covid-19 Changes as of 25.08.21

We are managing the maximum numbers each night to ensure social distancing and have installed transparent partitions so that individuals/couples/family groups can be separate from others in the hide.

From 1st September 2021 we will revert to our maximum number of 12 people in the hide and the partitions will no longer be used. A hygiene regime has also been implemented, so we include a health form with all booking confirmations, that we need you to complete just prior to your viewing date. Hand sanitiser will be available as you go into the hide and we ask all guests to wear masks, either your own, or those we can provide. Your guide will manage how guests enter and leave the hide. In addition, your booking confirmation will give extra handy hints about the evening so that you can maximise the enjoyment from your visit.

Contact details

Speyside Wildlife
Wester Camerorie
Grantown on Spey
Cairngorms National Park
PH26 3PR

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Family Landscapes Photography Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only

Tour prices


  • £20 Per Adult
  • £10 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Speyside Wildlife

Speyside Wildlife has 30 years of experience in organising wildlife-watching day trips, tours and holidays within the UK and Overseas. We cater for a wide variety of wildlife-watchers, from the dedicated wildlife enthusiasts to those who simply wish to include some wildlife-watching as part of their holiday. We offer an Evening Mammal Watching Experience, Badger Photography, Guided Days Out and all-inclusive holidays around the world.

Opening times

Open all year round

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