May 2017 – Weekend


 A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Friday 05 – Monday 08 May 2017

*** Only one Space remaining!***

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

Join Birding Ecosse for a long  weekend at the luxurious Grant Arms Hotel situated in Grantown on Spey, deep in the Scottish Highlands


Arriving at the hotel in the afternoon, why don’t you settle in and have a few local brews in the Hotels beautiful “Capercaillie Bar” before sitting down to a magnificent meal in the hotels beautiful dining room.




A lovely morning walk in a local dune system looking for summer migrants such as Wheatears, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers arriving fresh from their travels and trying to replenish their fat reserves prior to the vigours of the upcoming breeding season,  next onto a stunning local beach searching for Terns are they feed off shore and prospect for breeding sites and perhaps an early Osprey fishing on the river, a tour of the local coastline and lochs with turn up a host of other resident and migrant birds, and who knows the local Dolphins may put in an appearance!


Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Today we head North to a migrant Hot Spot, last year it turned up no less than three Yellow Browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat and a host of common migrants. The area also boasts some fantastic sea watching so we will be keeping our eyes peeled for some unusual Shearwaters and Gulls!


Black Throated Diver

Black Throated Diver

Today we stay inland, once again searching for newly arrived migrants and breeding residents returning to their breeding grounds, like the Black Throated Diver pictured above. The local Slavonian Grebes should be back on a local fishing lochan, and by booking in  at the Grant Arms Hotel you get exclusive use of the BWWCs very own hide, be prepared for some stunning views!  Finally a trip to Raptor valley should not only provide views of Golden Eagle, but we may be lucky enough to catch up wth a newly arrived Ring Ouzel.


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 three full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £535 per person!***



So what is included?:

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

Delicious packed Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All transport on outings (pick up/drop off may be possible from Aviemore Railway Station or Inverness Airport, please call to discuss, this will incur an additional  charge of £20 each way)

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 (preferably by bank transfer)

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