Aigas Field Centre
Aigas Field Centre

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

19 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include (with seasonal variation): Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – black grouse, crossbills, crested tits, brilliant wildflowers
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Aigas Wildlife Discovery

19 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

This programme in the first week of our season acts as a training week for our new trainee rangers. Guests will be accompanied by a senior ranger and a trainee who will use this opportunity to take the lead and practice what they have learned in our eight week Aigas Ranger Training Scheme and build confidence interacting with guests. Aigas Wildlife Discovery Week follows the itinerary of our internationally acclaimed Aigas Wildlife weeks and will include the following... Guests will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest
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Aigas Wildlife Discovery

19 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

This programme in the first week of our season acts as a training week for our new trainee rangers. Guests will be accompanied by a senior ranger and a trainee who will use this opportunity to take the lead and practice what they have learned in our eight week Aigas Ranger Training Scheme and build confidence interacting with guests. Aigas Wildlife Discovery Week follows the itinerary of our internationally acclaimed Aigas Wildlife weeks and will include the following... Guests will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest
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Aigas Wildlife Short Week (5 nights)

2 March, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Experience a little snapshot of what Aigas has to offer with an Aigas Wildlife short stay. This includes: Four days, five nights (dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunches) A morning exploring Aigas with a ranger. An afternoon exploring Aigas on your own - spending time in the hides and walking the nature trails. Three full days out with a ranger to look for local wildlife. An evening hide visit to try and spot pine martens and badgers. An early morning drive to find otters on the Beauly Firth.

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

3 December, 2019. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include (with seasonal variation): Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine
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Highland Landscapes with Jonathan Willet

1 July, 2019. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

The Highlands boasts some of the United Kingdom's most magnificent vistas, and so, we have listened to our guests and created an itinerary solely dedicated to beautiful scenery. This programme will delve into a different habitat each day to revel in ancient pine forest, sandy beaches, dramatic mountains and sprawling moorland. [envira-gallery id="3111"] Example day 1: The East Coast A visit to our own 'big sky country', the east coast of Scotland, where rolling hills meet coastal dunes. Loch Fleet NNR is a wonderful place to see osprey, seals, otters, a plethora of sea birds as well as a variety of coastal habitats such as intertidal mudflats, sand dunes, heathland and forest. Example day 2: The Highland Glen A day in a local glen, where red deer
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The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

24 June, 2019. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – crossbills,
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Nature’s Child

24 June, 2019. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

[envira-gallery id="722"] This popular week is inspired by John Lister-Kaye’s book, Nature’s Child, which is a meditation on the delights of sharing nature with his youngest daughter Hermione. He fondly recalls those ‘fat Arcadian, literally wonder-full years of childhood,’ which usher back memories of his own childhood and the elation of simple discovery. This week is ideal for busy parents or grandparents who want to spend some quality time with their children or grandchildren, learning and exploring the countryside together in a fun, relaxed and enjoyable environment and once you are here you won’t have to organise a thing. We have put together a programme of discovery and enjoyment in a variety of local habitats and places of interest. Highlights include: Exploration of the Aigas estate with
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Wildflowers and Gardens

24 June, 2019. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

June is upon us and rhododendron is all around us in the Highlands. This exciting programme combines our stunning wildflowers, found in equally stunning locations, and the Highland's unique and varied gardens. We will explore the east coast at Loch Fleet for costal dune flowers, such as wild pansies and twin flower, the open moorland for asphodel and heathers and the grasslands of Glen Cannich for a suite of wild orchids. [envira-gallery id="1421"] We will visit private gardens on the nearby Black Isle - Old Allangrange and The Lookout - and travel to the west coast to visit Attadale, Dundonnell and Inverewe gardens.  

Raptor Week – Eagles, Hawks and Harriers

20 November, 2018. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

This week will focus on finding the Highlands' Birds of Prey. We will visit a range of habitats, each one suited to a specific array of raptors. This week-long programme will take you from the rugged West Coast to the huge expanses of blanket bog in the north, looking for species such as White-Tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier and, of course, the iconic Golden Eagle. We will also spend closer to home, exploring the Aigas estate and neighbouring glens. Evening walks will be led around the estate in search of tawny and barn owl, as well as to our tree-top hide which overlooks a moorland feeding station where red kites and buzzards are often seen. This programme will focus on spending plenty of time out of the vehicles,
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