June 2018 – Midweek

Treat yourself to a

 Midweek Highland getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 June 2018

****Only 1 Space left**** 

 

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

Join Birding Ecosse for a super mid week break at the luxurious Grant Arms Hotel situated in Grantown on Spey,deep in the Scottish Highlands

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

The Beautiful Handa Island

By this time my asthma/hayfeaver had kicked in and I was Huffin and Puffin

           Puffin on nesting colony on Handa

The first visit of the season to the beautiful, captivating, stunning Handa Island. The breeding season this far North can be very short so we have to maximise our time to allow the most victims clients the chance to witness this truly amazing location.  Meet Bonxies and Tysties close up along with Arctic Skua within touching distance, Red Throated Divers giving full scope views and thousands upon thousands of Guillemot, Razorbill and Kittiwakes.

Thursday

Ptarmigan

                                 Ptarmigan

It’s mountain day today (done the easy way!) After visiting the hotels exclusive hide in search of one of the Scottish classics the Slavonian Grebe, we head to the mountain tops in search of other iconic birds the Ptarmigan and dainty little Dotterel, plus for 2018 no more viewing from the Café patio view point, I am now the proud owner of a guiding pass to the mountain top!  After lunch it is off to Eagle country and the possibility of both Golden and White Tailed Eagle.  Add to this Mountain Hare, Red Deer and Feral Goats it really is a brilliant full day in the field.
Target birds for the day: Ptarmigan, Dotterel, Slavonian Grebe, Golden and White Tailed Eagle.
Dotterel

 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 £475 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 on Wednesday and Thursday.

All transport on outings.

Ferry and entry to Handa Island.

Travel on Cairngorm Funicular

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