Autumn in Scotland

Autumn in Scotland

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Rich wildlife potential, amid rugged beauty... You can join the BW Team in the Scottish Highlands for an exclusive trip from 5 to 10 November 2023

Bird Watching magazine editor Matthew Merritt and assistant editor Mike Weedon will be joined by Scottish birding aficionado and UKBS editor Gordon Hamlett to lead a week of wildlife watching, based at the lovely
Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey.

Grant Arms Hotel Grantown-on-Spey

The hotel boasts high quality en suite rooms and traditional Scottish fare prepared with local ingredients, and while it takes care of bed, breakfast and dinner, we’ll provide optional guided walks, expert tips, bird quizzes, and evening talks.

We’ll be within easy reach of sites in the Highlands, along the Moray Coast, and the Black Isle, and the trip will also include a day on the West Coast. We’ll expect to find species such as Crested Tit, Crossbill, Snow Bunting, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Red and Black Grouse, and a wealth of sea-ducks, other wildfowl, waders and divers at the coast. There should also be the chance to see dolphins, Red Squirrels, Red Deer, Mountain Hare, and maybe even Otter and Pine Marten.

The Grant Arms Hotel is home to the Birdwatching and Wildlife Club and its expert staff will be on hand to guide you to the best areas, offer local knowledge and seasonal tips if you prefer to organise your own time.

It’s perfect for birdwatchers of all levels and a great way to meet like-minded people, share tips and make the most of this incredible time of year and wonderful place.

Become a Bird Watching member – you’ll get a discount on this trip, plus the magazine delivered to your door every four weeks, and full access to our app and members’ website, which will include a full trip report of our recent spring readers’ holiday based at the Grant Arms.

This five-day break is held in partnership with Bird Watching and includes:

  • Five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

  • En suite rooms equipped with hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV and toiletries

  • Gala dinner

  • Programme of evening talks and quizzes by BW’s Matt Merritt, Mike Weedon and Gordon Hamlett

  • Guided walks

  • No single supplement

 Please note: a car is essential on this break

BW Members:

Standard 5 nights DB&B: £535 pp

Superior: £635pp

4-Poster: £736pp

Additional nights:

Standard: £110 pppn

Superior: £131 pppn

4-Poster: £152 pppn

Non-BW members:

Standard 5 nights DB&B: £563 pp

Superior: £668pp

4-Poster: £775pp

Additional nights:

Standard: £116 pppn

Superior: £138pppn

4-Poster: £160pppn


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