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Ardnamurchan - Wild Scotland in Spring

Tour Code: GBR51

An 8-day holiday focusing on the birds and mammals of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Spring.

8 days from £1295(flights not included) Land Only Price: £1295 SRS: £160


As we do for our very popular autumn tours we shall spend 7 nights at the Glenborrodale Centre which is ideally situated on the peninsula’s southern coast. We will enjoy morning walks along Loch Sunart to look for Otters, and another enigmatic mustelid, the Pine Marten, can be enjoyed from the comfort of our living room. We shall spend the week exploring the peninsula where Golden Eagles have a healthy population as does the majestic White-tailed Eagle while Hen Harrier, Merlin and Short-eared Owl may also be seen. During our stay we will take to the seas and a real highlight will be a full day visiting the fabulous Treshnish Islands. Puffins are the undisputed stars here and we will take a small tender to make a landing and get up close and personal to these wonderful birds. As well as all the exciting wildlife that a visit to Ardnamurchan provides the feeling of being totally cut off from the hustle and bustle of the real world is a joy in itself.

Food

All included in the price

Accommodation

Comfortable and all en-suite at the Glenborrodale Centre throughout

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Meet in Glasgow and transfer to Ardnamurchan.

Day 2/7 Explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula including a visit to the Treshnish Islands.

Day 8 Depart for Glasgow

The Ardnamurchan Peninsula is one of the most wonderfully remote areas on the British mainland. Bordered by the sea on three sides and accessed via one single-tracked road, it is a true wilderness and a fantastic place to explore, particularly for those with a love of wildlife. As we do for our very popular autumn tours we shall spend 7 nights at the Glenborrodale Centre which is ideally situated on the peninsula’s southern coast. We will enjoy morning walks along Loch Sunart to look for Otters, and another enigmatic mustelid, the Pine Marten, can be enjoyed from the comfort of our living room as this delightful species visits the centre regularly after dark, offering some superb photographic opportunities! There are some wonderful white sandy beaches, dramatic headlands and wild, windswept moors and we shall explore the area at a relaxed pace with a focus to enjoy the varied wildlife that breeds here. Golden Eagles have a healthy population as does the majestic White-tailed Eagle while Hen Harrier, Merlin and Short-eared Owl may also be seen. The Scottish Wildcat is the focus of a great deal of ongoing conservation effort on Ardnamurchan and, though they are rarely seen, we will search by spotlight at night in order to try to find this beautiful, but extremely elusive, feline. During our stay we will also take to the seas and a real highlight of the trip will be a full day visiting the Treshnish Islands which lie off the south west coast of Mull. Puffins are the undisputed stars of the show here and we will take a small tender to enable us to make a landing on Lunga, the largest of the islands, and get up close and personal to these wonderful birds. Be sure to have cameras at the ready! The islands here are also home to large numbers of Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Shags and Fulmars and the sight and sound of a thriving seabird city such as this will live long in the memory! As well as all the exciting wildlife that a visit to Ardnamurchan provides the feeling of being totally cut off from the hustle and bustle of the real world is a joy in itself.
Red DeerPuffinShagView from LungaOtterPine MartenChequered SkipperPearl-bordered FritillaryGannetFour-spotted ChaserBee and Bluebell
Mr D.C
May 2017
The accommodation was much better than "bunkhouse" standard and Alan provided excellent meals and was generally very helpful. Dave Pierce made every effort to make sure we got the maximum experience that the wildlife presented. I would certainly rate this at the top of Naturetrek's UK trips.
Mrs B.J
May 2017
All worked very well. Great to see Otters, especially great to see Pine Marten. Boat trip and Puffins wonderful!
Mr P .C
May 2017
Good accommodation and food. In particular I enjoyed the trip to the Treshnish Islands immensely.
Mr M.F
May 2017
It was well organised and the tour leader ran it at an easy pace. The catering at Glenborrodale is excellent. Good sightings of the expected birds.
Mrs C.H
May 2017
Food was excellent, guide extremely knowledgeable and a very good driver.
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Sun 13th May 2018 - Sun 20th May 2018

4

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Sun 20th May 2018 - Sun 27th May 2018

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The accommodation was much better than "bunkhouse" standard and Alan provided excellent meals and was generally very helpful. Dave Pierce made every effort to make sure we got the maximum experience that the wildlife presented. I would certainly rate this at the top of Naturetrek's UK trips.
Mr D.C, May 2017