This is a unique opportunity to visit two Scottish hill farms of the Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park, to see two different approaches to how we farm the land.

Ruthven Farm

Proud to be Cairngorms Nature Farm Award winner 2016. A traditional upland livestock farm, here they run Blackface sheep and a small herd of pedigree Gascon cattle. Managed in an environmentally sensitive way with particular emphasis on habitat enhancement to encourage both resident and visiting species of wildlife.

Wild Farm 

This farm has diversified from rearing traditional breeds into red deer farming, wild boar and iron age pigs, soay sheep, belted Galloway cattle. During the summer it is also possible to meet reindeer from the famous Cairngorm Herd here.

About the Tour

These two farms are just 2 miles apart so in one day a tour of each farm is perfect, giving time for lunch and possibly time to explore other places of interest as well.

Each farm tour is on foot (stout footwear and waterproof jacket recommended) and will take between 1 ½  to 2 hours. To find out what you will encounter at each farm visit the individual pages.

The two farms compliment each other and ideally visiting both will give groups a facinating insight into how farming can be profitable in today’s world. 

A single visit to one of the farms is also possible by arrangement.



We are available to book for private or large groups and have coach parking available. Booking is essential. 


Costs & booking info

£20 per person (10 person minimum) 

Discounts are available for larger groups 

Small, private groups can be arranged on request

All Tours must be booked in advance 


  • Expert guiding from highly knowledgable farmers 
  • The tour is conducted on foot, so please be prepared for walking 
  • Scotland can provide sun, rain and snow in the same day, so plan for a variety of weather!