Guided Wader Walk

A 2.5-mile Ranger-led walk following the Tomintoul Circular trail.

Starting near the bird hide, which gives great views over one of Scotland’s best areas for breeding wading birds, we will see land management to help these endangered species. The walk continues along the Conglass water and also has wonderful views over the River Avon to the Cairngorms.


LOCATION Tomintoul Dark Sky Site and Bird Hide. B9008, Ballindalloch
REQUIREMENTS The walk is mostly flat but has one climb and then a steep descent on uneven steps. The path can be muddy in places and large parts of the walk are exposed so appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn with attention given to the forecast.
Bring binoculars and camera if you have them. We will come through the village near the end of the walk – people can split at this point to get food and drink or can accompany the ranger back to the starting point.
Capacity 15
Family Friendly
TOILETS Public toilets in Tomintoul with car parking near-by. We will also pass these toilets near the end of the walk
DOGS No dogs allowed
DISABLED ACCESS Disabled car parking – Parking available at start point.
Access to site – Bird hide has a ramp allowing access for all.
Mobility Scooters/ wheelchair – There are muddy sections and one steep set of steps.
Accessible toilets – Tomintoul Public Toilets and Glenlivet Estate Visitor Centre both with nearby car parks or a ten minute walk from the walk start point.
COST Free – but we would encourage attendees to use local businesses for food and drink etc
BOOKING INFO Booking essential: click here to book now

  • Date : May 14, 2022 - May 14, 2022
  • Time : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Tomintoul and Glenlivet


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