Cairngorm Big 5 (2019)

Red Squirrel, Crested Tit, Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan, Red Deer

Cost of trip £999 (Non refundable deposit of £300 to secure place. Final balance payable 6 weeks prior to trip)

Tour Dates:

Trip 1 : Arrive afternoon Sunday 20th January – Depart morning Friday 25th January 2019
(3 places available)
Trip 2 : Arrive afternoon Sunday 3rd February – Depart morning Friday 8th February 2019
(3 places available)
Trip 3 : Arrive afternoon Sunday 17th February – Depart morning Friday 16th February 2019
(2 places available)


This newly designed trip is dedicated to the Big 5 of the Cairngorms National Park. Such is the appeal of the Big 5 they really do not need to be described or sold in anyway. These creatures are some of the most sought after species in many wildlife photographers wish list. That’s what makes this tour unique, as it will give you the chance to capture them all within the duration of one trip.

Over the course of the four days we will focus on each of these fantastic iconic species. We will visit some wonderful locations and habitats from the ancient Caledonian Pine forest through majestic moorland before ascending to the high tops of the Cairngorm mountains.

The week will ensure that you have the opportunity to see and photograph the most wonderful Cairngorm secrets up-close and personal.

This trip is limited to just 3 guests so maximum attention is assured to ensure everyone gets the best opportunities possible.

Please Note – The Ptarmigan day requires an up hill walk  for about an hour carrying your camera equipment. This can be done at your own pace however if you feel this may be too strenuous and would rather do something else, then an extra day of red squirrels and crested tits can be arranged. We want this trip to be enjoyable for everyone, so we ask that you be honest with yourself about your physical capabilities for this day.  The Mountain Hare day involves less walking but will still require medium level fitness. Other 3 species have minimum effort of walking.

Equipment List

• Lens 300mm-500mm (ideally 500mm) , Digital SLR , Tripod , shorter lenses i.e. 70-200mm , 24-70mm, waterproof walking boots , warm layers of clothing, gloves & hat

Included in this trip is:

  • 5 nights B&B in a private single occupancy room basis
  • 4 days photography
  • All transport through duration of tour

Not included in trip:

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any personal items

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