The following itinerary gives an idea of what to expect in
a week. Exact locations will vary according to preferences and weather.Remember, some of the best wildlife encounters can
be had in inclement weather!
Saturday : Arrival. Orientation. Pine marten watch (which can be held each evening)
(am) Bugs & reptiles - Glen Loy Oakwoods – a walk through
both coniferous and native woodland – a morning of bug and butterfly hunting, also looking for lizards and slow
(pm) Eagles, deer & ancient lakes – Glen
Roy- a short trip to the our nearest National Nature Reserve and find out more about the mysterious Parallel Roads. Good chance
of golden eagles and red deer.
(am) Wizards and dragons - Glenfinnan, Callop
& Loch Eil- See the ‘Hogwarts’ train and look for dragonflies by a nearby river.
A drive along the side of Loch Eil looking out for wading birds, divers and maybe an otter. Then a walk at Crofter's wood
with magnificent views over Ben Nevis.
*Tuesday : Cycling: take a bike and explore
some of the great mountain bike trails in the area; – ranging from a leisurely scenic cycle along the canal on the Great
Glen Way to some hairy downhill courses at the Nevis Range.
Wednesday : (am/pm)
Otters, seals & castles. - Moidart- We visit this wild and
remote area of this part of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, crossing over on the Corran Ferry. Look for seals, porpoises, otters
and seabirds on Loch Sunart. Visit the atmospheric Castle Tioram and see who can make the best sand castle!
: Boat trip to Rum with
time ashore. Look for seals, cetaceans, sea eagles and a host of sea birds including Manx Shearwater and skuas.
day on the water – canoeing, kayaking or canyoning.
After dinner :Evening outing looking for owls and bats. Set up
moth trap and use a bat detector to listen to what’s about .
Saturday : Depart after breakfast