Things to do on the Estate

Grouse shooting

Bagpiping

We can arrange a piper who would be delighted to give you an illustrated talk on the Highland Bagpipes or to pipe you in to dinner, to welcome your guests or to act as your alarm clock in the traditional manner as employed by Highland Chieftains and Her Majesty the Queen, by playing as he marches round the outside of your house. If you would like to try your hand at playing we can arrange lessons at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Beautician and masseuse

Only 25 minutes away or we can arrange for a masseuse to come to any of our properties.

Bird Watching

This Scottish sporting Estate has an exceptional variety of habitats and consequently has birds of many different kinds.  You will see all the usual garden birds as well as some less common, for example, siskins, green finches, song thrushes, woodpeckers, yellow hammers, pied wagtails, coal tits, etc.  On the hills in the spring you will hear the wonderful liquid call of the curlew and the “go back, go back” of the grouse. We have peregrine falcons, buzzards, merlins and hen harriers with occasional visits from ospreys and golden eagles. The river and lochs have a full complement of wading birds and ducks and in the twilight you may encounter some of our large and varied population of owls. The Estate and the surrounding area is one of the last strongholds of the black grouse and there are several ‘lecks’ across the Estate where mating dances take place in the spring. We are doing everything we can to encourage them and we have recently reintroduced the endangered grey partridge.

For bird watching please contact the Head Keeper Craig 07970 146518.

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged for all levels of experience, even for complete beginners.

Crossbow Archery

Our Head Keeper can provide lessons. For more information please look at our clay pigeon shooting section.

Cycling

Cycling in Scotland is extremely popular and mountain bikes suitable for all sizes and all associated equipment including safety helmets can be hired from the Estate. You can hire a cycle guide from the Estate for £40 per hour + VAT.

Falconry

We can arrange for a falconry demonstration at any of the properties with the opportunity to arrange spectacular photo shoots with these birds. Watch the birds work or even get involved yourself.

P.O.A. Please contact the Head Keeper Craig 07970 146518

Fishing

Fishing in Scotland is world famous and Brewlands Loch is rated in the top ten wild brown trout lochs in Scotland. For those staying on the Estate we can arrange grayling, sea trout and salmon fishing. Please see our fishing section for more details.

Full and half day tours

We offer a wide range of tailor-made tours. Let us chauffeur you to visit Scottish castles like majestic Glamis Castle and Scone Palace, the pretty seaside town, home to the Old Course, St Andrews. We can arrange for you to experience a tasting at a local salmon smokery, to browse world-class cashmere, tweed and antique shops or to visit local whisky distilleries (2 different full day whisky trails are available). Or why not let us take you on a full day tour around the historic World Heritage Site of Edinburgh, with the option of visiting Rosslyn chapel on the way.

P.O.A. Please contact Simon at brewlands@hotmail.com

Gun dog training

Watch these extremely well-trained gun dogs work and/or learn how to instruct them.

P.O.A. Please contact the Head Keeper Craig 07970 146518

Photography

We offer guided photography stalking: let one of our keepers get you very close to a deer or almost certainly a red squirrel to allow you to take superb photos.  They can also take you round the estate to show you the habitats of the many different species of animals and birds which live on the Estate including wild cats, otters, pine martens, red squirrels, birds of prey, waders, curlews, lapwings etc or to lead you on a walk to the wild flower reserve. £40 per hour + VAT. 

Please contact the Head Keeper Craig 07970 146518

Shooting

The Estate offers a wide array of driven bird shooting and other sporting opportunities: please see the shooting section for more details.

Stalking

The Estate offers some of the best roe deer stalking in the Scottish highlands.

Tennis

Tennis lessons with a junior Wimbledon finalist are available on the Estate all weather court. £25 per hour + VAT. The court is available only to those guests staying at Brewlands Lodge except for anyone taking a lesson.

Please contact Simon at brewlands@hotmail.com

Walking

Being situated in a Glen on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park with hills rising to over 3000 feet there is an abundance of opportunities for walking for all levels of fitness and adventure right from the front door of each of the properties. River walks, moorland, mixed woodland, Corbetts and Munros are within easy walking distance. The Cateran long distance walking trail runs through the Estate.

Walking Transport

We can arrange to collect you from the end of your walk in the Highlands and return you to your car at the end of your walk so that you do not need to retrace your steps.

P.O.A. Please contact Simon at brewlands@hotmail.com

Wildlife safaris

Nature safaris can be arranged on the Estate either in a 4X4 or on foot. Let one of our keepers lead you through a variety of habitats, through native woodland in search of rare red squirrels, across ancient heathery moor to see deer and grouse, and through wildflower meadows grazed by Highland cows, native blackface sheep and native Highland ponies. The unpolluted waters of the river and lochs, whose water is fed from springs on the hills of the Estate, support many different types of birds. If you are lucky you may also see sea eagles and golden eagles. £40 per hour + VAT. 

Please contact the Head Keeper Craig 07970 146518

Wild Swimming

The pristine rivers and lochs of Scotland are wonderful for wild swimming: there are some perfect places for this at the head of Glenisla, north of our Estate, and also in the neighbouring Glen Clova and Glen Esk.

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