Personalised tours of the local terrain by an experienced guide.
In these tours we focus on particular birds and animals, except in the case of the Eden Estuary which is all about variety. Sightings cannot be guaranteed (except on the estuary) but the chances are high. These tours are suitable for couples or small family groups including children over 12 years. They will normally last up to three hours.
£100, see “Contact us” to enquire about a booking, or to enquire about a bespoke tour.
Stalking Roe Deer
Best in early morning, late evening. There is a fairly high population of roe deer in the area. They are easy to find but not easy to watch close-up due to their nervous disposition. Expert help is on hand. There will be numerous tracks and signs to examine.
Red Squirrel Rendezvous
Squirrels are wise. They stay at home in wet, cold weather – watching them is a fair-weather sport. Easiest to see in the spring and autumn (less leaves on the trees). The two locations used are Lucklaw Hill and Tenstmuir Forest.
Best in early morning, late evening. There is a good population of otters on the Eden. They are careless of rain. In that case be prepared for wet long grass and mud. We will be looking at tracks and signs as well as the animals themselves.
These majestic birds nest in the area. The location must be kept secret but there is a reasonable chance of seeing them. We can approach to within a couple of miles of the nest site and we may see them as they hunt to feed their brood of eaglets. That is, if you know where to hang out.
Peregrines and Buzzards
These are the cheetahs and wolves of the skies here. They both nest locally. From May to July these may be observed with discretion. At other times they have favourite haunts.
St Andrews’ Serengeti
Flat and crowded with wildlife, the Eden Estuary Local Nature Reserve is about three miles long and one-and-a-half miles wide. There are two public hides available. Instead of herds of elephants and zebras roaming the plain watched by lion prides we have seals, eider ducks and sea eagles as well as millions of shell fish. And that is in the summer time. In the autumn and spring, we host many thousands of feathered tourists from the far north. The long list includes pink-footed geese, Slavonian grebe and osprey. Telescope available.