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Active Traveller- Burns, Birds & Highland Beasties

Active Traveller- Burns, Birds & Highland Beasties

Thu 23 Jan 2020: A 4 Night Coach Holiday to Scotland with Johnsons Coaches staying at the Grant Arms Hotel. This tour includes wildlife spotting with Ashley Grove and a Burns Supper with traditional piper and the address to haggis.

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Thu 23 to Mon 27 January 2020 (4 Nights)


Join us for a special Taste of Burns break. We will put on extra trips with our guides to look for our wintering wildlife and you can enjoy a Burns supper on Friday 24th with traditional piper and the address to haggis.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • An Evening Talk from Ashley Grove

  • Burns Supper

  • Loch Garten RSPB Reserve & Insch Marsh






The Birdwatching and Wildlife breaks that were first introduced in 2018 proved to be a popular and welcome addition to our holiday collection. So, for 2019 we have three new and exciting itineraries for you to follow. Once again, all tours will be fully escorted throughout by Ashley Grove, who will again be adding his expert skills and knowledge, ensuring you get so much more from the rich wildlife locations we will visit.

Warwickshire born Ashley has formed a career from a combination of his expert knowledge of Birds in particular and his warm approachable personality. He leads Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography tours not only in the UK, but further afield in Europe, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.


On all Tours we will spend time outdoors regardless of the weather...


Please bring sensible clothing and wear strong shoes or boots, as it can be wet and muddy. Our Active Traveller Holidays itineraries often include walks which may be up to 1 – 1.5 miles long over uneven ground which may prove challenging for those customers with reduced and limited mobility.


What else could you bring? Binoculars are recommended, and you may wish to bring a small bird guide book to help with identification or a compact digital camera, but this is entirely up to you!



Today we visit RSPB Udale Bay Nature Reserve, the peaceful bay that is the winter home to thousands of waders, ducks and geese. Next, we travel to Roseisle, a pine forest alongside a beautiful sandy beach. Finally we visit Burghead, a small town in Moray with an ancient history and harbour. In the evening we enjoy a Burns supper with traditional piper and the address to haggis.


On Saturday, we visit Anagach Woods - a beautiful natural Scots pinewood where we can spot Crested Tits and Red Squirrels. Next we visit Cairngorm Mountains to see the Snow Bunting and Ptarmigan. In the evening we have a talk from wildlife expert Ashley Grove.


We visit the stunning Loch Garten RSPB Reserve & Insch Marsh to see Crested Tits.

Your Hotel


Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

Situated in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, this 3-star hotel offers modern comforts whilst retaining a traditional Victorian character. Priding itself on its traditional Scottish dishes sourced from local produce, it also has a dedicated area showcasing the amazing local flora and fauna with wildlife enthusiasts listing daily sightings of birds and animals which guests can see for themselves.


Mobility Grade: 3 - Locality & hotel are generally level with isolated steps throughout. There is a list to all floors. 


Hotel Facilities:

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • WiFi

  • Ensuite bathrooms

  • TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

5 Day Tour

Thu 23 - Mon 27 Jan 2020

£589 Per Person


Tour Departs: 7:00am

Tour Returns: 7:00pm



Single Room: Nil

Holiday Insurance: £28


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain


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Henley Feeder Meet Point Liveridge House - Feeder Meeting Point
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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden
Norton Canes Services Norton Canes Services, M6 TOLL

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