Cycling the Hebrides

castlebayCycling the Hebrides – Barra to Lewis. Amazing scenery and weather, we heard the elusive Corn Crake at Balranald RSPB reserve in North Uist, we spotted a Corn Bunting and were bombed by Artic Terns as we walked along the flower meadows of the Machair.

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Dark Skies Discovery welcomes Walking and Wildlife to there project

Walking and Wildlife Adventures has been welcomed as a member of the Dark Skies Discovery project. Having been awards ‘Milky Way’ status for our star spotting skies you can see the Milky Way from the office grounds on a clear night.

Cory Jones, Director at Walking and Wildlife said ‘There are no street lights within about 10 miles of us, so we get fantastic star scapes. Becoming a registered Dark Skies area not only gives us the opportunity to tell people about the amazing stars you can see from around Melvaig and Gairloch, but will help us to develop tourism for the wider area.

To find out more about the Dark Skies project and where we are visit the Dark Skies map.

Dark Skies status for Walking and Wildlife Adventures in Melvaig.

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Walking and Wildlife Adventures is now on Trip Advisor…..

Take a look at our profile and see what people think of our events by visiting our page on Trip Advisior.

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Now listed on North Highlands Initiative website

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Views of Minke Whale in Gairloch Bay

Great views of Minke Whale in Gairloch Bay last night – checkout how far back the fin is!

Whale watching in Gairloch. See Minke Whales in Scotland

Whale watching in Gairloch. See Minke Whales in Scotland

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Great day in the Torridon mountains – Liathach

May 10th saw good weather and just a couple of snow patches to negotiate on a traverse of Liathach in Torridon. Cory guided a party along the route with some scrambling.
Good views of Ringed Ouzel on the screes too.

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Guess what we caught in the creel today?

Rock pooling in GairlochIf you can figure out what we caught, why not drop us an email – info@walkandwild.com

 

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Successful bat walk in Gairloch

Setting off on our evening bat walk we heard a male grasshopper warbler singing loudly and then as the birds quietened down we switched on the bat detector.
Passing local ponds we heard first and then spotted a small group of Daubenton’s bats flying around the pool.

A lovely evening.

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Otters about around Gairloch

A great day today sea kayaking around Gairloch bay. 3 young otters came up to our kayak to check us out and grey seals popping up around the kayak to investigate too.
Lots of seabirds – puffin, razorbill, eider, arctic terns and both black-throated and great northern divers.
Also heard a pied flycatcher in the woodlands on shore.

GREAT DAY

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Walking and Wildlife Adventures joins Freedom2Explore

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