Photograph pine marten in the Highlands of Scotland.
Pine marten are widespread across Scotland after making a comeback from the point of local extinction. They are a legally protected species and there are terms and conditions attached to this hide rental opportunity which you must adhere to. Martens are nocturnal through the winter months however adopt a crepuscular/diurnal pattern during spring and summer when they have their young. This means that martens will visit in the morning and evenings however we regularly see martens at out hide throughout the day. Martens are shy animals and will cache or take their food away to feed their kits. As the kits grow, they will venture out on their own or with their mother who keeps a watchful eye over them.
The pine marten hide is subject to T&C which will be made available before you book. Fitness level: Easy. Access to the pine marten photography hide involves a short walk along a forestry track before entering the forest. Car parking is available close by. Facilities: Please note there are no toilet facilities at this site. Footwear: Walking or warm wellington style boots are recommended. Please note that the path can be very muddy. Clothing: This is a summer activity however there are days where is will be cold in the hide. Please check the weather before you arrive and ensure that your clothing is camo or neutral colours. Lunch. You will be in the hide from 10am until you decide to leave. Lunch and water will be required. Suggested camera kit. DSLR or similar. Lens 300 - 500mm. Tripod. Location: The Black Isle. Meeting point, The car park. Millbank road. Munlochy, IV8 8ND Times. Available June until September. Cost: £150 per person for a full day hide rental session. Discounts are available for additional days.