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Wildlife Watching

There are a number of suggested locations where you may be able to spot particular wildlife - but patience is required and nothing is guaranteed!

Wildlife can of course be seen anywhere in Assynt!
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Inchnadamph
Inchnadamph
This is the largest area of limestone in Scotland and great for wildflowers. June is the best month to see some of the more interesting plants such as Mountain Avens,... View Details.
Photographing red-throated divers at bird hide
Photographing red-throated divers at bird hide
Red-throated divers up close
Photographic hide rental in the dramatic Assynt landscape

NEW this season 2015

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Handa Island
Handa Island
The steep cliffs of Handa Island are home to huge colonies of breeding seabirds. A short ferry ride takes you over to the Island, but allow 4 hours for a circular walk... View Details.
Achmelvich Coast walk
Achmelvich Coast walk
From the brilliant sandy beach at Achmelvich ariound the coast northward you are bound see some spectacular wildlife. Look out for wildflowers including Fragrant,... View Details.
River Kirkaig
River Kirkaig
This is a great river for migratory Salmon and where it reaches the sea it is good for Otters. Along the banks you can see Grey Wagtails and Dippers as well as... View Details.
Stoer Lighthouse
Stoer Lighthouse
With the "Loo at the Light"-the remotest public toilet on mainland Britain - and with superb views over the Minch this is a great place for Whale and Dolphin watching.... View Details.
Kylesku
Kylesku
Great place to see Common Seals, Eider Ducks, Arctic Terns and a possibility of seeing Golden Eagle or even a passing White-tailed sea Eagle. Wildlife cruises leave from... View Details.
Culkein Stoer
Culkein Stoer
This is a great spot for searching for otters as as you walk out to the Natural Arch at Rubha Dunain. It is also a great place for birds, especially in Spring and... View Details.
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23 Jun B869 Traffic Delays 25 and 26 July
18 Feb B869 Road Closures
13 Jan 2015 was a mixed year for wildlife in Assynt
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