The Isle of Harris is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and during the mountain festival we will offer walks to show you some of the highlights.
As we will be looking for wild animals we can't guarantee that we will get any sightings but our experts will take you to the best locations to maximise the chances.
We have a small amount of binoculars to lend out.
Eagle walk The Isle of Harris has one of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in Europe, so is a great place to see these iconic birds. There is also an increasing population of sea eagles on the islands and this walk offers a good chance to see them.
This is a very popular weekly walk during the summer and we normally have a 95% success rate of spotting eagles!
The walk is fairly easy and the pace will be slow as we will be looking at eagles on the way (hopefully).
Date; 15/8/2018 Time; 10am Location; Bogha Glas car park Distance; 7.25km Cost; £10 Difficulty rating; Easy/moderate Reccomended equipment; Walking boots/shoes or wellies, waterproofs, warm clothes, food and drink and binoculars
Whale and Dolphin walk The cool, clean waters around the Outer Hebrides are very productive supporting a healthy eco system. During the spring and summer months, large numbers of whales and dolphins move into the inshore waters around Harris to take advantage of this seasonal abundance. Five species of dolphin, three or four species of whale and harbour porpoise are commonly seen from the shore.
This walk is along a well surfaced, relatively level track. Our destination for this walk is the Eilean Glas lighthouse on the Isle of Scalpay. This is a Whale and Dolphin Conservation Shorewatch site and is one of the best places in Scotland to see cetaceans (whales and dolphins) from the shore.
Date; 13/8/2018 Time; 10am Location; Outend car park, Isle of Scalpay Distance; 4.5km Cost; £10 Difficulty rating: Easy Reccomended equipment; Waterproofs, food& drink, binoculars