Here is a selection of short half-day walks all of which take approximately 4 hours. We meet up at the starting point of a walk, but if you require transport, arrangements can be made. All walks will include morning or afternoon tea/coffee and cake.
North Seil Island
This is an easy walk even though much of it is over untracked ground.
Starting at the Bridge over the Atlantic, the walk will show you a wide variety of flora and fauna. We first pass through native woodland in which we regularly see Roe Deer and Woodcock. The woods also support of a wide variety of lichen and moss. After just half a mile or so, we come out into the open again towards the tip of the island. We see seals from here – they are always curious about humans. Otters are somewhat more cautious, but we do see them occasionally.
We follow the shoreline of the natural anchorage of Puildobhrain and then on to the Ardencaple mudflats. Depending on tide, we may be able to take a diversion on to some small islands further out. The bird life here can vary enormously according to time of year, and also, as a sheltered area of water, according to weather conditions, too. The last leg of the walk comes back over hill-grazing land – fantastic habitat for buzzards, harriers, peregrine, kestrel and the occasional passing eagle. It also gives fantastic views
over to the Island of Mull.
Plant life obviously changes throughout the year, but we have wonderful displays of primroses, bluebells, foxgloves, orhids, sundew, to name but a few.
This is great all round walk of about 5 miles taking around 4 hours. It is relatively easy, but rough walking.
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This is an easy walk on undulating landrover tracks with excellent views over to Mull, Colonsay, Seil, Luing, Scarba and the Garvellachs. We walk through native woodland, past mudflats and over moorland, passing Ardmaddy gardens on the way. At our highest point we will see the Wishing Tree – a very old Hawthorn tree that has had offerings of coins hammered into it for centuries. In the summer months we should have the Skylark song as a constant companion, and we have regularly seen eagles, buzzards, otters, porpoises and roe deer whilst on this walk. The mudflats and hill lochs give opportunity to see a variety of wildfowl, and the contrasting landscapes support many different plants.
The walk is around 5 miles and takes about 4 hours and is on easy tracks.
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A trip of contrasts
This easy walk on roads and land rover tracks is a trip of contrasts and takes in native Atlantic Oakwoods, remnants of the Caledonian pine forest and wild open moorland complete with spectacular views of brooding mountains. Possible sightings include red deer, the occasional pine martin or red squirrel, and the rare skipper butterfly.
The area is steeped in history - from crannogs on the loch to the mystery of the Appin murder upon which Robert Louis Stevenson later saw fit to base two of his novels – “Kidnapped” and “Catriona”.
The walk is about 5 miles and take 4 Hours on easy tracks.
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