The RSPB osprey hide at Loch GartenLoch 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 which the birds nest has had to be repaired many times to stop it falling down.

The hide is set up quite a distance from the nest but there are quite a few telescopes and binocular sets available for use to observe the nest through the many windows. CCTV has also been installed and screens in the hide give you an in-the-nest view of all the action.

We love a trip to the Cairngorms and would recommend combining a Loch Garten Osprey Centre visit with a walk around Loch an Eilein – the classic caledonian pine forest environment of the Cairngorm National Park.

For more osprey information, we have a few other osprey nests that we also keep an eye on.

The RSPB visitors' centre at Loch Garten

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