Guided Wildlife Trips
We are delighted to offer you a choice of wildlife trips during your stay. From an morning/evening landrover safari trip to a full day tour of the Scottish Highlands with an experienced wildlife guide, Ashley. We can help you experience some of the best views of the birds and wildlife that live there. Take a look at our gallery page to see images of what you might see on your trip. Binoculars and telescopes are provided for guests’ use .
Wildlife trips can be booked in advance or may be booked during your stay, depending on availability. Please note that a minimum of two guests are required for these trips to run.
We have full public liability insurance and are trained in first-aid.
Morning or Early evening landrover safari
A 2-2.5 hour guided trip in long-wheel based landrover safari around the local area. Morning safari’s will mean an early start, but we will have you back in time for breakfast. Evening safari’s will start late afternoon and will finish in time for us to drop you off at the local pub for an evening meal.
The species we will hope to see will include (depending on time of year): Golden Eagle, Osprey, Black Grouse, Merlin, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Dipper, Curlew, Stonechat, Red and Sika Deer, Salmon, Otter and many others.
Season Highlights include :
April/ May: Black Grouse
May/June/July/August: Nesting Ospreys
July/August/September: Salmon leaping the waterfalls
October : Red & Sika deer rut
Cost : £25 per person or £40 per couple.
Full day wildlife tour
A choice of two trips starting after breakfast at the cottage.
Trip A: East Coast Tour . Tour around the East coast of the Scottish Highlands and its various habitats. Visit the Kyle of Sutherland estuary to view wading birds, seals and otters. Discover open moorland and the chance to watch Merlin, Hen Harrier, Red Grouse and Roe Deer and often Osprey and Red Kite are seen flying across the hills. Visit an inland loch for the chance to view Divers before finishing at the Scottish nature reserve Loch Fleet and the Mound to watch nesting fulmars, wild goats, Ospreys fishing and seals basking on the sandbanks.
Trip B: West Coast Tour. Tour around the Highland rivers, lochs, hills and glens of the West Coast not only to view wildlife but to admire the spectacular scenery. This tour is especially good for photography, as there are stunning views throughout the day. The trip may include a 2-hour wildlife cruise from Ullapool or Lochinver . Species that we would hope to see include: Golden Eagle, White-tailed Sea eagle, Merlin, Raven, Black-Throated Diver, Red- Throated Diver, Dolphin, Porpoise and Seals.
Lunch and drinks included.
Cost : £75 per person or £140.00 per couple.