Wildlife Watching Hide


at our modern hide in the Rothiemurchus Forest


Speyside Wildlife has 25 years of experience in organising wildlife-watching tours and holidays in the Highlands and Islands.  They 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.

Join one of Speyside Wildlife’s friendly, expert guides for an amazing evening’s wildlife watching experience in the Cairngorms.  You’ll have the chance of viewing Pine Marten, Badger, deer and more from the comfort of our large, warm and modern hide in the Rothiemurchus forest.

As seen on BBC Springwatch, these wonderful animals come within a few feet of the large picture windows, providing great photo opportunities and views at close quarters.  Though the animals are wild, years of understanding their nocturnal habits has ensured incredibly reliable sightings.  This fully guided dusk-time watch is terrifically exciting.

The hide is also available for exclusive bookings for those in larger groups, or professional photographers or filmmakers.

To book or for more information, please call 01479 812345 or pop into Rothiemurchus Centre where we’ll be happy to help.

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If you would like to make a booking please get in touch on +44 (0)1479 812345 or hello@rothie.net.

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Modern, carpeted, heated hide with chairs and glass picture windows, outdoor lighting and infrared cameras.


Please wear non-rustling outdoor clothes and stout footwear, there is a short walk to the hide. You may bring cameras but we request you do not use your flash.


None required just a love for wildlife!


Min of 2, max 12 (the hide can be booked out exclusively with no minimum number of people for £300 per session.)


Near to Loch an Eilein, a short distance from Rothiemurchus Centre. Map and instructions are provided on confirmation of booking.


If you need to change your booking or to cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.


You can expect to be out for 2-3 hours, but this is very much dictated by the animals! Please note we have no toilet facilities.


£30 per adult, under 14’s £15 (min age 8yrs)


All year round. Start time varies between 6pm in the winter and 9pm in the summer.


John Walters or another one of our local and knowledgeable wildlife guides will meet you before the session starts and guide your experience.


Speyside Wildlife is a 4*’Wildlife Experience’ as part of Visit Scotland’s quality assurance scheme and has also recently been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Business Award as a ‘Tour Operator’. It has also been granted use of the Cairngorms National Park Brand and is a member of ATTA and Wild Scotland.


Our famous Pine Marten and Badger hide hardly needs an introduction, the BBC have filmed here regularly for both The One Show, Bill Oddie, Springwatch and journalists from around the world have joyed the nocturnal antics of trhe animals that appear. Make sure you visit too . . . because it’s great!