April 2018 – Midweek

 April 2018 Mid Week

 A Highland Midweek getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Tuesday 17 April to Friday 20 April 2018

The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey
The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey

Tuesday

Arriving on Tuesday afternoon settle into your room before enjoying your exquisite evening meal in the beautiful dining room prior to perhaps a few nightcaps in the Hotels “Capercaillie” bar.

Be sure to get a good nights sleep though as the tour starts early tomorrow morning!

Wednesday

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Today we are on a “Big Day” where we visit as many  locations, habitats and hotspots as possible in 9 hours. This really is a highly entertaining day with the added goal of trying to break the Birding Ecosse record of 74 species in a day.  Be prepared for a full on, no holds barred great days birding!

Thursday

Ptarmigan on Cairngorm, summer 2014

Ptarmigan on Cairngorm.

Today is a more relaxed day after the excitement of yesterdays “Big Day” and we can take in some species that would have taken just too long to connect with.  So we are on a trip up Cairngorm on the Funicular to search for Ptarmigan, that will be in transition plumage at this time of year, all the while keeping an ear and eye out for early Returning Ring Ouzel.

And new for 2018 we actually walk out from the Ptarmigan restaurant to walk the Cairngorm summit loop (weather permitting) this opens up a whole new vista of Landscape, no more limited to the café viewing area.  A real bonus for birders.  And if the weather allows we can walk down the hill back to the car park, Cairngorm done the easy way! (as condition of my permit we must stay to the marked summit route and the main path from the summit down.)

 Friday

Give yourself a treat!  Enjoy a long lie before you head down for your last breakfast at the Grant Arms. Sit back and enjoy the memories of the past two full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £470 per person!***

So what is included?:

Full board at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

Delicious packed Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon Wednesday and Thursday.

All transport on outings including Cairngorm Walk at the Top route.

All guiding fees.

Use of binoculars if required.

Whats not included:

Drinks at hotel

Personal insurance

Items of a personal nature

No deposit required, however the full amount of your weekend must be paid at least four weeks prior to start date

Interested?  Then please feel free to contact Birding Ecosse for more information or to book your place.

Please note, spaces are very limited so book early to avoid disappointment