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Our wildlife hides are free for guests to use as they please. There is also a network of well maintained nature trails winding around the loch, moorland and up to the Iron Age Fort. In the daytime it is possible to see many of our resident species, including red squirrels, field voles, red and roe deer, slow worms and a variety of bird and raptors. Towards the end of June the hillside comes alive with wildflowers and heather, soon followed by butterflies and invertebrates.
25 feet off the ground, the Treetop Hide allows views out over the moorland. It is an ideal spot for early risers to sit quietly and see passing red and roe deer, ravens, ospreys, crossbills and crested tits, buzzards and red kites. It’s also the best spot to sit in the evenings and listen to the stags roaring during the rut.
Named after photographer Laurie Campbell, this hide is nestled away within thinned forestry plantation for watching badgers and pine martens in the evenings and has been designed with careful consideration of those who might wish to take pictures.
This loch-side hide was built by Johnny Kingdom in 2007 to allow guests to watch beavers on the Aigas loch. Ideally situated on the south side of the loch, we frequently see ospreys and otters fishing, busy beavers swimming along the shoreline and passing ravens and raptors in the early mornings or evenings.
The Quarry Hide is tucked away in a light and grassy birch woodland close by some well established badger setts. Accompanied by a ranger, guests will often see badgers and pine martens here, as well as passing roe deer.