SCOTTISH WILD BEAVER TOURS
Recently returned from the abyss, the Eurasian beaver (castor fiber) has made a return to the rivers and lochs of the UK, in particular Tayside. These incredible creatures are often seen around the Blairgowrie area and your first sighting of one is something that will never be forgotten. If you would like to see these animals, why not book a tour?
The tours are an in-depth experience conducted by SWBG (Scottish Wild Beaver Group) trustees who relate the history, various species, habitat, social behaviour and pretty much all you’d really need to know about these semi-aquatic engineers. Over the past 2 years of conducting the tours, we have had a sighting by 96% of our visitors, so you stand a great chance of seeing these animals. The walk is not arduous and transport is generally laid on. Maximum numbers for the tour is 4 as we don’t really want to stress the animals or spook them.
On our tours around the Blairgowrie beaver trail, we are really lucky as not only do we have the beavers but we generally get sightings of kingfishers,
various warblers amongst many other wildlife, but if we are really lucky we might see an osprey
or one of the resident otters
or a Roe deer or two
but the main attraction is the beaver and sometimes we are very lucky in getting a very close encounter.