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Black Grouse
Royal Deeside, Cairngorms © Dan Brown

Scotland's Cairngorms & Coast, Wildlife in Spring

From £1545 per adult

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April — July

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The Best of Highlands & Aberdeenshire 6th - 12th May 2023 From lekking Black Grouse to Beavers and Bottlenose Dolphins, join us for the best Scottish Wildlife experiences!

  • Both Rachael & Dan as leaders even with groups of four (best leader:guest ratio around)
  • Pine Martens, Badgers & Red Squirrels
  • Watch Golden & White-tailed Eagles, Peregrine & Goshawk over stunning landscapes
  • Enjoy the remarkable performance of Black Grouse lekking
  • Incredible invertebrates including Kentish Glory and Emperor Moth
  • Exploring some of the best bits of Caledonian Forest remaining in Scotland
  • Search for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan on the peaks
  • Explore further afield for Beavers & Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Visit a seabird city and stunning tern colony, and marvel at migrating waders
  • Look for Cranes, Bearded Tits and Corn Buntings in the marshes and lowlands
  • Stay in high quality accommodation
This seven-day tour is based around Royal Deeside - the undiscovered side of the Cairngorms National Park. The glen is home to swathes of Caledonian forest that hug the fringes of munros and shelter the delightful villages of Braemar, Ballater and Aboyne. It is a haven for wildlife and the perfect place to get a real feel for just how diverse and spectacular wildlife is in Scotland.

For the full itinerary refer to the tour page here.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Wild Discovery
4 Fergach Cottages
AB35 5UL
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure LGBTQ Outdoor Activities Photography Walking Walking/Hiking Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Online booking only

Tour prices


  • £1545 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Wild Discovery

A pioneering wildlife-watching tour company run by experts for wildlife enthusiasts. Conservation and sustainability are at its core; travel with purpose, tread lightly and experience more. Founded by husband and wife team Dan & Rachael Brown, they bring passion and expertise to every expedition. Driven by current biodiversity loss, the climate crisis and the need to reconnect people with nature, they created a company that endeavours to address all these through sustainable conservation-orientated tourism. We offer fully inclusive tours, self-drive short breaks or custom-made tours.

Opening times

Open all year.

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