Day Trips and Bespoke Holidays
Want to enjoy the wildlife of Scotland, but don't have time for an organised holiday?
Now you can join Heatherlea just for a day (or a few days!), and one of our very experienced and capable guides will take you to see Scottish birds and mammals! Our guides will show you a cross-section of the birds which make Strathspey so special. Typical days could include Capercaillie, Golden Eagle, Black Grouse, Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit, and Red Grouse!
You can join a day in our minibus, or hire a guide to travel in your own transport. If you join a day as part of a Heatherlea week, simply turn up dressed for the occasion and we will take you birding. With your own transport, you can agree with your guide to look for specific birds or visit particular places. The choice is yours!
Heatherlea have excellent on-the-ground knowledge, and our guides know where birds are likely to be seen depending on progress during the year. Local knowledge is a vital asset, and being part of a team which is birding continuously gives you even more chance of a great day with the birds you specifically want to see.
'A DAY IN STRATHSPEY'
Join one of our famous days in the Heatherlea minibus, and we will take you birding. You could enjoy a day locally in forests and by riverside to see Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill, Osprey and more, or visit the glens to search for Golden Eagle, or visit the underwatched Moray Coast to see rafts of seaduck and divers and grebes. Our itinerary will be set by your guide, who will plan the day as part of a full week's birding itinerary for guests staying on a 4 or 7 day holiday here at the Mountview.
PRICE from £90 per day including packed lunch inc vat.
BESPOKE DAY TRIPS
Set your own agenda! You provide the transport, we provide the guide, you decide what you want to look for, and away you go. It might be Capercaillie in the forests, Ptarmigan and Dotterel on the high tops, or just a special day away from the crowds in quiet countryside.
PRICE from £170 per day inc vat
A FEW NOTES
- All trips begin and end at The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge. Heatherlea trips begin at approx 0800 hrs and end approx 1730 hrs, though bespoke trips can of course be tailored to suit your wishes.
- All trips are available strictly subject to availability. Because Heatherlea guides are so busy with our famous full week holidays, confirmation can only be given one calendar month before any proposed day trip.
- To book a trip you can use this website to enquire. Before you join us, we advise you speak directly to our office so we can advise you of prevailing weather conditions and what to bring for the day. As a rule of thumb, dress the way you would feel comfortable for a day wildlife watching, and bring binoculars and a telescope if you have one.
Please look around this website to find more about our itinerary for any time of the year. We have a range of holidays which change to suit the seasons, and each offers the best available wildlife watching at that specific time. You can also read about our very experienced team of guides, and our VOSA-approved minibuses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ring us on 01479 821248 - we will be delighted to help you!
Enjoy an excellent birding and wildlife holiday with Heatherlea.
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