Pine martens now live in England, Wales and Scotland for the first time in decades, but you’re extremely unlikely to see one south of the border. Until the species has a firmer foothold throughout the UK, by far your best chances of seeing a pine marten lie in the Scottish Highlands.
Pine marten populations are increasing in Scotland and sightings are no longer rare, with several locations offering almost guaranteed pine marten viewing. Make a beeline to any of the destinations in the following selection and you’ll stand a pretty good chance of spotting a pine marten…
Pine marten feeding stations
You might strike gold and spot a marten on a forest road ot trail, but your best chance is to visit a place where the species is fed regularly.