Pine Marten & Other Wildlife Breaks
At Glenloy Lodge we are in the privileged position of having regularly visiting pine martens. These have been attracted to the lodge with food for decades and therefore give our visitors unrivalled close up views. Many generations of pine martens have brought their young here for a free feed and they usually breed nearby. This means that in the spring we are entertained by the antics of pine marten kits and can watch their progress as they grow up.
For those with limited time but with a burning desire to see pine martens we are offering pine marten breaks, of one or more days in duration based in Glenloy Lodge. This offers you the chance to watch the pine martens being fed and to spend as much time during each evening as you wish, watching out for martens from the comfort of our glass-fronted sun lounge. The martens come right onto the window ledges and offer great opportunities for photography, but to avoid undue disturbance this has to be from behind the windows. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis only, and we can advise on where to see wildlife in the area during the day. Weather permitting, there may also be the opportunity to look at what is caught overnight in a moth trap. Packed lunches are available given advance notice. Even better, why not come out with Glenloy Wildlife on one of our wildlife-watching trips? A one night stay is priced at £50 per person per night, and stays of 2 or more nights £40 pppn. Please see calendar below for possible dates as this option is only available at certain times.
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