There is a lot of interesting wildlife to be seen on Atholl Estates if you are quiet, patient and lucky. Please enjoy the wildlife, but keep disturbance to a minimum.

Please take special care to keep your distance from birds on a nest or with chicks, and animals with young. They may be very distressed but still not fly or run away. Also, please prevent your dog from disturbing our wildlife. Remember, a hare or a roe deer may get chased many times in one day by dogs and become exhausted. If in doubt, put your dog on a lead, especially in the spring and early summer when there are lots of young about.

For the quiet and observant visitor, each trail has its own rewards, and with many miles of waymarked trails to help you discover the wildlife of this working landscape, there need be no shortage of opportunities. Watch out for red squirrels and roe deer in the woodlands, herds of red deer on the hillsides, and otters, dippers, wagtails and salmon down at the riverside. Higher up in the moors and mountains, golden eagles, red grouse, ptarmigan, hen harriers, merlin and osprey can all be seen. There is also a wide diversity of interesting upland plant species.

Why not take one of our special Land Rover Tours, enabling you to see elusive species and learn about them from our highly experienced guides.

If you have a specific query about our wildlife, please contact the Ranger Service and we will do our best to help you – call us on 01796 481355, or send us an email.