Deeside Nature Activities
Guided by an experienced nature guide and tailored to maximize opportunities for spotting the region’s charismatic birds, mammals and other animals.
Gentle half-day excursions travelling around the margins of Balmoral Estate and in the countryside around Ballater and Glen Muick, spotting Black and Red Grouse, and numerous birds of prey.
Luxury Land Rover safaris take in the natural highlights of the eastern sections of the national park; a popular option is the trip into Glen Muick to look for red and roe deer, leking black grouse, peregrine falcon and osprey.
Your DNA guide spent two years working as a Conservation Ranger on the Balmoral Estate, so can offer insights on a tour to the royal property during April through to July, and also guides wildlife-watching walks. Other options include tours to the coast to look for dolphins, otters and Slavonian grebes.