Wildlife Activities and Photography

Our cottage is on the Argaty estate where you will find Argaty Red Kites. We offer a range of wildlife-tourism activities and would be delighted if our guests wished to join us for some of them. We also offer bespoke wildlife tours where we can help plan your unique wildlife experience.

Red Kites

Each afternoon we feed red kites and visitors come to our farm, located 1 mile up the road, to watch the birds and learn their story.

Once Britain’s most-common bird of prey, by the early 1900s kites had been persecuted to extinction in Scotland and England. Between 1996 and 2001 the birds were reintroduced to this area as part of a UK-wide project to return them to our skies. Soon after, we began giving them a small supplementary feed to help re-establish their population. With over 100 pairs now breeding in central Scotland, kites represent one of the UK’s great conservation triumphs. Come and see these wonderful birds and celebrate their success.

General viewing hide and specialist 3 person photography hide available.

Red Squirrels

We are lucky to share our farm with the UK’s favourite animals, red squirrels. These charming characters are always a delight to watch as they leap through the trees, chase each other in never-ending battles for food, bury nuts for winter (and steal the nuts that others have buried!)

We have two red squirrel and woodland bird hides available for private hire. The larger hide seats up to four people comfortably (although we’ve managed to squeeze 6 people in there), whereas the smaller hide is suitable for one person only.

Buggy Tours

Jump into our 5 passenger ATV buggy and we’ll take you off-road, showing you parts of Argaty that are inaccessible to the general public. Learn the history of the estate and local area, visit old crofts and farms, and see some world class wildlife along the way.

Wildlife Events

Throughout the year we run many wildlife events including dragonfly walks, pond dipping sessions, evening talks and more. For the latest timetable of events please visit www.facebook.com/argatyredkitesuk/events/ or call the Argaty Red Kites office.

PRE-BOOKING FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE LIMITED. COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MAY BE IN PLACE

For booking info, tour times and prices, please call the Argaty Red Kites office on 01786 841 373 or email info@argatyredkites.co.uk

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