Dinnet and Muick wildlife tour

Guided walking holiday in Scotland

From £399 - £630.- / 7 days
Price per child/adult

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Male red deer Group of hikers and a dog hugging on a green meadow next to a big tent during their guided walking holiday in Scotland Photo by Verino77, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

This guided walking holiday takes place in the Cairngorms – the largest National Park in Scotland. You will experience the varied and beautiful landscape of Scotland.

During this tour you will explore the Muir of Dinnet and Loch Muick. The Muir of Dinnet has a long and rich history for the Scots and Picts, it boasts a wide variety of habitat such as woods, bogs and grasslands which is home to a large range of wildlife. The landscape of Loch Muick embodies the beauty of the Scottish highlands and is one of the best places to see Red Deer in Scotland.

Accommodation in Dinnet

You will be staying in a large tipi style tent. The tent is split into 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms and a large living area. Their is also a portable toilet with a tent and a shower with a tent.

Inside of a tent, a burning stove in the middle of the common area, two doors to separate rooms closed
Toilet in a tent
Inside of a tent, a burning stove in the middle of the common area, two open doors to separate rooms with beds

The breakfast is normally porridge. Lunches and dinners are also included. These tend to be vegetarian meals with fresh ingredients when possible.

Smiling girl licked by a dog
Huge green meadow in a valley

Meals are prepared with a wood burning stove.

Walking in Dinnet

The terrain we will be walking through is varied from woodland to mountains. The trekking is easy to moderate but can be tailored to fit your needs. On this tour we will be walking into the woods looking for Roe deer and Red squirrels, sitting at the loch in the morning looking for otters and walking into the highlands in search of Red deer.

Red squirel on a tree
Small path in a valley, a lake in the far distance

There is also a varied bird life such as Ravens, Red kites, Buzzards, Red grouse, Great spotted woodpecker, Scottish crossbill, Dipper, Lapwing, and Golden eagles just to name a few. You will also learn about Scottish folklore, astronomy.

Dinnet walking holiday itinerary

Day 1 – You arrive at base camp and can relax with a warm drink and some food. Once you are settled in we will go for a short walk so you can get acquainted with your new surroundings

Day 2 – After breakfast we will explore the Nature reserve looking for Red Squirrels, Roe deer and a variety of bird life such as the tree creeper, raven and the peregrine falcon. We will stop for lunch during the day and once we return to camp we will have our dinner and relax.

Bird in a flight

Day 3 – In the morning we will go and sit at the loch looking for otters. After breakfast we will go to the Burn O’Vat – a local geographical feature and then walk through the woods surrounding it looking for wildlife such as the Red squirrels. Stopping for lunch during the day, once we get back to camp we can have our dinner and relax and do some astronomy with a telescope.

Day 4 – 5 – After breakfast we will travel to another reserve and go into the highlands in search of Red Deer. We will stop during the day for lunch and once we get back to camp we can have dinner and relax around the campfire.

Day 6 – As most people start getting tired on Saturday after a week of guiding, on the last day we will have a slower paced day. We will spend the day looking for small mammals, butterflies and dragonflies using a butterfly net. We will also look for life in the burns (streams)

Day 7 – You will leave the Cairngorms and be dropped of at the train station or bus stop so you can travel home.

Dates and Availability

Red deer with its baby
Two red deers on a meadow covered with snow

7 days/6 nights – £399.- per child

7 days/6 nights – £630.- per adult

I can also do days rather than a full week. Prices are £90.- per person per day.

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    Map of Scotland showing the location of the Dinnet and Muick wildlife tour Guided walking holiday

    Holiday Type:

    Walking Holiday

    Board Basis:

    Full Board


    From £399 - £630.- / 7 days
    Price per child/adult


    • Dogs welcome
    • 1 One accommodation

    What's included:

    • 6 Night accommodation
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Lunch
    • 6x Dinner
    • All the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink
    • Transfer to and from either the train station or the airport to the start of the holiday

    NOT included:

    All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

    Walking Grade:

    • Level terrain or hills
    • Easy walking
    hills and low mountains
    • Hills to low mountains
    • Easy to moderate walking


    Tailor-made walking possible

    Best time to go:

    June – September

    Contact Details:

    Dinnet and Muick wildlife tour, a Guided walking holiday in Scotland by Tistel Wildlife Guiding

    Contact: Dane Stewart
    Telephone: +44 (0)7807918673

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    Getting there:

    • Inverness Airport (117 km)
    • Aberdeen Airport (82 km)
    • Edinburgh Airport (203 km)
    • Glasgow Airport (222 km)
    • Pitlochry Train Station (98 km)
    • Aberdeen Train Station (59 km)

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