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Beaver Tours and wildlife experiences in beautiful Perthshire

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Perthshire Wildlife

Welcome to Perthshire Wildlife, a small Scottish company which helps connect locals and holiday makers to our beautiful Scottish countryside and the wonderful wildlife that lives here. We run a variety of wildlife tours across Perthshire and Angus, specialising in Beaver tours where we observe the wonderful European beavers living wild on the River Tay catchment.

Central Perthshire is one of the best places in Scotland and the UK to see beavers in the wild and we run safaris by canoe, in conjunction with local canoeing experts, as well as on foot to get close to these amazing creatures. We have been running our beaver safaris for over ten years and have seen beavers on over 95% of these tours over the past 5 years.

We can also run private tours and guided walks for you – just contact us with the species or place you would like to see and we will do the rest!

Our tours have been featured on Great Coastal Railway Journeys – see us on the River Tay with Michael Portillo here, as well as on Landward and Countryfile – this clip shows our beaver-spotting safari on the River Tay with Charlotte!

Our Tours

Angus Coastal Tours

Beaver swimming in a river

Beaver Tours

Spittal of Glenshee

Tours Around Perthshire

Guided Wildlife Walks

The sun sets through the trees over a forest floor of bluebells

Seasonal Walks

Suzanne B
5 star rating
07/05/24
Excellent time with Perthshire Wildlife! We had a great experience spotting beavers with my very enthusiastic son and his cousin (both 7 years). Our guide, Joan, was lovely and very knowledgeable. We got a really good insight into the beavers habitat and way of life. You do need to be super quiet for the beavers to show themselves, so would bear that in mind. Would highly recommend. 🙂
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T8637RSkatew
5 star rating
16/04/24
A brilliant evening - I could've stayed out all night! Daniele was so knowledgeable about the beavers and to see them in the wild was such a treat. We learnt so much - i'd highly recommend it. It was the start of our stay in Scotland & Perthshire Wildlife set the bar very highly!
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swanbelfast
5 star rating
03/04/24
A Fantastic Experience and a Memorable Evening I came across Perthshire Wildlife on Google Search and immediately made email contact with Daniele. This was a much longed for trip as we had wanted to see a wild Scottish Beaver for quite a while now. From the minute I made contact with Daniele, confirmed our travel dates and arrangements, to meeting her in person, and then saying goodbye, I cannot praise Daniele enough. My husband and I visit Perthshire a few times a year from our home in Northern Ireland. This time we travelled by bus and train from Glasgow Airport and so had no car. Daniele picked us up at our hotel last Saturday afternoon, and took us past beautiful countryside to a river beyond rural Blairgowrie. Daniele knowledgeably explained to us about the Beavers, their habitat, food likes and their Winter and Summer lodges. As we settled down on our rug at the river's edge with our binoculars, opposite their Winter Lodge to quietly wait for them, almost immediately a young adult Beaver came in to view (Daniele explained about the young kits staying with their parents for 2 years), and glided/swam for a few seconds in front of us. It was a wow moment for my husband and I; a wild Scottish beaver right in front of us, clearly visible without binoculars PRICELESS. Despite the rain coming on for a wee bit, our mood remained buoyant as we saw flashes of blue from kingfishers, and heard pheasants calling in the fields behind us. After a wee while, all was quiet from the Beavers and Daniele with her expert knowledge and instinct, moved us down to another location on the river which she said was their Summer Lodge. The rain had stopped and as dusk started to fall we could clearly make out movement on the other side of the bank yes more Beavers. For the remainder of our time there, we saw them clearly swimming about as they gnawed on fallen tree branches. A big adult Beaver slowly glided past us, fully stretched, then paddle splashed with that enormous tail. An inquisitive one swam right up to the river bank edge just in front of us and we could clearly see his/her eyes and ears .unforgettable. Sadly the falling darkness meant we had to leave our Beaver friends and we made our way back up the fields to Daniele's car. Daniele opened a bottle of single malt Whiskey and my husband and I had a wee dram to toast the Beavers and finish off what had been a fantastic night. We are indebted to Daniele for looking after us so well. Her passion and love for Beavers shines out of her and I could listen to her all night. She is a genuine expert on Beavers and wildlife in general. On our way back to our hotel, Daniele carefully drove around toads on the country lanes and we saw roe deer crossing the road. What an end to our special evening. It will remain in our memories for years to come, and we have recounted that wonderful experience to our family and friends now that we are back home. I thoroughly recommend Perthshire Wildlife and our indebted thanks and gratitude to Daniele for looking after us so well. A truly remarkable and much enjoyed experience. You have made us so very happy. Thanks Daniele from Sharon and Brian McCloy.
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Footprints816744
5 star rating
25/01/24
A special place all land owners should aspire to. Had a lovely time at Bamff Beaver Safari last
Saturday. Totally relaxing, chilling and informative visit. Guide was so enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable.
I was accompanied by a small hen party, who were lovely company, what a great alternative celebration.
Highly recommend. Even a wee toast to welcome the Beavers back to Scotland and a bit of Shortbread.
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What else do we do?

Daniele Muir consultant on safe guttering for animals in a white frame

Consultancy

Daniele Muir showing children diagrams on an education wilderness walk

Education

meadow carnesbill with raindrops

Celtica Wildflowers

Beautiful Perthshire

Perthshire is right in the centre of Scotland and easily reached from Scotland’s cities. It is on the border of the Highlands and fertile Lowlands and so contains the wildlife found in both these areas, ensuring there is lots to see! Also known as Big Tree Country, there is a huge range of beautiful woodlands to visit. On a day out you could visit Europe’s oldest tree, see beautiful waterfalls, lochs, wildflower meadows and woodlands. We can help you find grouse, deer, ospreys, leaping salmon and beavers!

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