Wander through purple-clad hills and towering ancient pines, breathe in the scent of pinecones and sap, hear the soft crunch of footstep on trail, and the gurgle of the Tanar, as you make for Mount Keen.
Here there is mile upon mile of untouched, open wilderness. Here there is quiet. Here there is room to roam free. By foot, by bike, or on horseback, this Highland estate is here to be explored. We offer fully accessible guided Estate Safaris for those wishing to enjoy Glen Tanar from the comfort of a Land Rover. For a closer look at the rich flora and fauna, Wildlife Photography sessions make the most of a quality of light unique to this part of the world. Our Garden Workshops focus on a range of native and foreign species in our historic, walled garden, and our Salmon Fishing Courses can teach you the art of fly fishing on the magnificent River Dee. Join one of our Wildlife Watch activities and see badgers, black grouse, or the spectacular sight of the red deer rutting season in October. You might even capture a golden eagle on film.
Breathe crisp, clear air in the great outdoors.
I have travelled extensively in the UK and abroad photographing wildlife. The people of Glen Tanar Estate provide an outstanding level of service and willingness to help. I have found none better anywhere else. Above all, they understand, value and care for their wildlife. They cater for all types of photographer and the experience is first class from booking to completion. The bonus for me is finding this gem on my door step!Andy Hayes
I arrived early on the appointed day and received a warm welcome. I was driven along forestry roads for some time, before the steady climb through rough Heather began. Colin, my guide, kindly carried my heavy bag leaving me free to concentrate on the walk to the hide. After a briefing, the hide was fastened behind me, and I was left to concentrate on my photography.Alan Edwards
I would like to say how much we enjoyed the Land Rover Safari that we took during our stay last year. We journeyed up to the high ground with spectacular views of Deeside. Half way through our trip we stopped amongst some ancient pine woods and had a cup of coffee and a piece of homemade shortbread before returning back to our cottage at the end of a most informative and exciting afternoon. We will most certainly be taking another safari next time.Christine Gregory
We saw parts of Glen Tanar few get to see, learned so much about the history, the environment, the flora and the fauna, all in the expert and capable hands of our driver and guide Mike. The 3 hours passed so quickly we could very easily do a repeat trip and enjoy it just as much. If you love the hills, you will love this way of seeing them.David Gair