Scottish Winter Wildlife Tour

This 5-day photographic trip will concentrate on a few of our Scottish specialists: the Crested Tit, Mountain Hare, and of course the Red Squirrel.

We will be working in peaceful pine forests as well as in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, photographing these wonderful characters in lovely winter light.

Your journey begins in Perth – this is where you need to travel to. Here, we will spend a day photographing some playful Red Squirrels in a small open area, within a piece of woodland, from dedicated hides.

The following day, we will leave for the Cairngorms and spend the remaining days working in the Highlands with the characterful Crested Tits, and the beautiful Mountain Hares in their pale winter coat.

Cairngorms is Britain’s largest mountain range and is nationally recognised as an area rich in fauna due to the large swaths of pristine forest. At this time of year, a large part of this national park will normally be under snow. A truly spectacular winter wildlife wonderland!

As with all my workshops, the group size is deliberately kept small – maximum of 6 participants. My colleague Mark Bend and I will be co-leading this tour. Naturally, we will only employ one leader if the group size is smaller.

As we will be working in Scotland in the midst of winter, and mostly at high level, adequate winter clothing is absolutely essential. A carefully layered system is best as you can add or peel off to suit your body temperature. Additional tips including camera equipment etc. will be provided a few weeks prior to departure. Should you have any immediate concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please note the activities in Cairngorms are dependent upon the weather conditions, in particular when heading to the higher grounds for Mountain Hares. There may be some hiking in deep snow and we will also be doing some gentle climbing.


•  All meals starting with dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
•  All accommodation both in Perth and in Cairngorms
•  Daily travels to sites of interest for photography


•  Transport to Perth and subsequent main travel to Cairngorms
•  Alcoholic beverages and other sundries not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Insurance

Dates                             : 18 – 22 January, 2019.

Cost                                : £995 GBP per person (based on twin sharing).

Single supplement      : £125 GBP.

Deposit                          : £200 GBP (to secure booking, non-refundable). Balance due 30 days prior travel.

Group size                     : 4 guests max. (2 places left)

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