GO FURTHER! - Holiday extensions
Enjoy the best birding on the Scottish mainland, then GO FURTHER! with one of our second centre extensions and see the best of the rest of Scotland too! Why make two trips to see Capercaillie in Nethybridge and Corncrake in the Outer Hebrides?
You can take any GO FURTHER! holiday singly, but most are conveniently arranged to be enjoyed alongside a Heatherlea week in the Highlands, or even a second GO FURTHER! holiday. If you combine, you make good use of time and minimise travel expenses too.
Our GO FURTHER! Extensions take you to the right places for just the right length of time – every day is full of action! These very popular holidays offer carefully designed itineraries to explore the beautiful and wildlife-rich Scottish islands and far west coast.
In 2013 we offer more choice than ever, with new holidays to Skye, Orkney, the Solway Firth and Sutherland and Caithness. All are run at a leisurely pace, though we might move a bit faster when rare migrants and vagrants are in our sights!
Transfers from Nethy Bridge are included in most holidays, and you may book an extra night’s stay at either end of your holiday. If driving, your vehicle may be left safely parked at Mountview Hotel free of charge, and if using public transport you may use our morning courtesy bus to Aviemore links. As an alternative you can join the holiday at a convenient point closer to our destination. Tremendous value! This is often the most economical way to visit the remotest parts of Scotland – Heatherlea GO FURTHER! holidays make it easy and give you real savings.
Ideal for birders
Many of these holidays are just right for those who want to see Britain’s rarest birds. In particular, choose Outer Hebrides, North Ronaldsay, Shetland and Fair Isle to take your British list to new heights! As a taster, here is our rarity list from 2010, 2011 and 2012.
American Wigeon, Surf Scoter, Lesser Scaup, King Eider, Sooty Shearwater, Pallid Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, American Golden Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Kumlien's Gull, Snowy Owl, Turtle Dove, Buff-bellied Pipit, Pechora Pipit, Citrine Wagtail, Bluethroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, Swainsons Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Barred Warbler, Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler, Booted Warbler, Sykes’s Warbler, Arctic Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Radde’s Warbler, Lanceolated Warbler, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Lesser Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Red-eyed Vireo, Common Rosefinch, Arctic Redpoll, Mealy Redpoll, Little Bunting, Lapland Bunting and Black-headed Bunting.
Visit two centres on one holiday to Scotland, and make the most of your holiday time.
Visit two centres with only one set of travel costs to Scotland. All transfer fees are included in your GO FURTHER! holiday price..
Check the cost and you will see that this is the most economical way to visit the Scottish islands – Heatherlea GO FURTHER! holidays make it easy and give you real cost savings.
In 2013 choose from Wild Skye, Outer Hebrides in Spring, Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles, Sutherland and Caithness, Scottish Island Adventure - by land and ferry, The Orkney Islands Adventure, Shetland and Orkney, West Coast Wildlife, St Kilda and the Hebrides, Islay & Jura, Solway Firth, and our popular Birders' Tours to North Ronaldsay and mainland Orkney, Shetland, Fair Isle and the Outer Hebrides
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View more details of these trips by clicking on your preferred destination below:
- NEW! Wild SKye - May
- Outer Hebrides in Spring - May
- Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles - May
- NEW! Sutherland and Caithness - May
- Scottish Island Adventure by land and ferry -Jun
- NEW! Orkney Islands Adventure - June
- Shetland and Orkney - Jun
- West Coast Wildlife - June
- St Kilda and the Hebrides - July
- N Ron and Orkney - Sept
- Shetland for Birders - Sept/Oct
- Fair Isle - Oct
- Outer Hebrides for birders - Oct
- Islay & Jura - Oct
- NEW! Solway Firth - Nov
- HEATHERLEA EXTRA packs are available for all our GO FURTHER! extensions and Overseas Adventures. Click here to request the pack(s) of your choice.