The Quaich is surrounded by some of Perthshire’s most spectacular wildlife.
Roe deer and stags roam freely round the area; mountain hare, grouse and capercaillie also share their feeding grounds.
The Loch of the Lowes, close to Dunkeld, has a visitor centre with CCTV overlooking a long established osprey breeding site. Pine martens and red squirrels also make regular appearances.
Pitlochry Dam is home to a renowned fish ladder where visitors may experience the thrill of travelling wild salmon. Around 5,000 pass through here each summer.
Further south, visit Vane Farm on Loch Leven where wintering geese make their daily flights. Pink-footed geese peak at over 20,000 each November. The RSPB reserve has an observation room overlooking the loch where ducks, whooper swans, redshank, lapwings and great spotted woodpeckers can be seen.
Only 15 minutes drive from the Quaich, Highland Safaris offer the opportunity of guided tours into the hills where visitors can learn more about many other elusive animals! Whether you’re walking up hills or sitting quietly in the car watching the world go by, there will always be a little rustle in the heather or a cry in the sky that needs further investigation!