In ancient pine forest setting
In partnership with Rothiemurchus Estate
Set within the ancient Caledonian pine forest this hide is located in prime red squirrel habitat. Surrounded by towering old pine trees and glorious silver birch all set amongst a carpet of heather, there is an endless array of images for you to challenge yourself to achieve. Choose from intimate portraits, sitting on gnarled stump perches, jumping, running & chasing, behavioural, feeding, the list goes on as there are many other spontaneous opportunities for you to try and capture.
Available all year round allowing you to see the squirrels in all seasons. From winter when they are in full winter coats with large ear tufts and of course the chance of snow. Autumn when the birch trees foliage has turned golden yellow offering stunning autumnal backgrounds. Summer should also not be overlooked with the squirrels in their redder pelage and once mid August arrives the chance to photograph them amongst the heather in its splendid purple bloom.
In the hide there is ample room for 4 guests plus their gear, there are viewing hatches on three sides of the hide, the front and one on each side, allowing you to photograph a wide area of the forest. Comfortable armchairs allow you to enjoy the squirrels in comfort whilst drinking the Tea/coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits which are provided. Distance to the hide is a 10-minute gentle walk from parking area, which includes one small incline.
On the day of your visit I will meet you at a pre-arranged location on Rothiemurchus and accompany you to the hide where I will then show you how to make the most of the session. Then I will leave you to concentrate and enjoy the squirrels returning at the end of your session to guide you back out. If you wanted a fully guided sessions they are available. Please contact me for further information regarding these.
Contact me with any questions.