Trip reference number: 23064

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Early Spring In The Scottish Highlands

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Spring is a magical time in the Scottish Highlands. The days are becoming lighter with each passing day as the highlands begin to emerge from their winter hibernation and abundant life returns to what were once barren landscapes.

As our summer visitors start to arrive, migrating waders and overwintering geese, sea duck and divers will begin to start thinking of flying north to their Arctic breeding grounds, while resident golden eagles soar on broad wings over their mountain-top territories in preparation for their own breeding season, and the moors echo to the sound of the ancient mating rituals of red and black grouse. White-tailed sea eagles also scour the coastlines and lochs in search of either prey or carrion, whilst red deer stags must put on weight after the long winter months on the fells.

From a wonderful base in Grantown-on-Spey, our tour devotes a week to exploring the rugged habitats and magnificent wildlife of the Scottish Highlands at this wonderful time of year. In the company of expert naturalist and TV Presenter Mike Dilger we can hope to encounter a fabulous range of iconic species, from crested tit to Scottish crossbill, and red squirrel to red deer, with an impressive array of raptors, including both of Britain's eagles.

We also have an autumn itinerary hosted by Mike Dilger where red deer stags can be heard roaring in the glens and a wealth of waders and ducks arrive on the coast.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Arrive Inverness & transfer to Grantown-on-Spey
  2. Days 2-7: Explore the Scottish Highlands on a variety of excursions in search of wildlife
  3. Day 8: Return to Inverness & departure
  • Available*: Mar to Apr
  • Group size: 7
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,595 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Most meals
    • Guided excursions
    • Transport for excursions
    • Services of Mike Dilger as tour leader
    • Conservation fund contribution
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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