Loch Garten is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just an hour or so up the road from Pitlochry. For decades, the RSPB have run an excellent Osprey Centre set up to give visitors and excellent view of an occupied osprey nest. As you can see in the above photo, the dead tree on
We are lucky in Highland Perthshire that we are within easy reach of both the RBPB osprey hide at Loch Garten and the Scottish Wildlife Trust osprey hide near Dunkeld. Both experiences are excellent and afford a easy look directly into occupied nests. However, there are a number of ‘secret’ osprey nests within easy reach of Pitlochry, with one being only a couple of kilometers out of town.
Loch of the Lowes is a Scottish Wildlife Trust bird sanctuary just outside Dunkeld, only a few miles down the road from Pitlochry. For a small entrance fee the public are able to gain access to two terrific wildlife hides with superb views of the Loch, and in particular, great views of a well established Osprey nest.