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Canna and Corncrakes

This holiday takes us from Inverness to the beautiful island of Mull where we shall be searching out some of Mull’s best wildlife. We shall then take you to Iona where we shall stay overnight to really soak up the peace and tranquility of this magical island with chances of seeing and most definitely hearing the elusive Corncrake. Back on the mainland we visit remnants of Celtic Rainforest before staying in the fishing town of Mallaig from where we visit the seabird colonies of the Island of Canna and sail around remote Hebridean islands and less accessible sea lochs. We travel by minibus for most of the holiday and spend two days aboard a comfortable private chartered boat. Walking will be on easy terrain.

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27 May - 05 Jun 2024
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LeadersSally Nowell and Ailie Brown

Day 1Meet up in Inverness for overnight stay. - 1 night Premier Inn
Days 2-4Journey through stunning scenery, before catching the ferry to Mull - 3 nights at Isle of Mull Hotel
Day 5Short ferry over to Iona to explore the island - 1 night St Columba Hotel, Iona
Day 6Ferry back to the mainland following the coastline to the beautiful Ardnamurchan Peninsula, wildlife watching enroute - 3 nights West Highland Hotel, Mallaig
Days 7-8Boat trips out to the fantastic island of Canna, plus Eigg, Rum, Skye and more
Day 9Travel back to Inverness birding enroute - 1 night Premier Inn
Day 10Depart after breakfast

WeatherThough usually quite dry, these islands can experience all the seasons during one trip and can be windy (5°-20°C)
WalkingCoastal walks on uneven terrain of up to three miles - walking boots recommended, but trainers or even sandals suitable on some occasions. Collapsible/telescopic walking poles could be useful for this trip
Boat TripsBe prepared for all weathers on our boat trips. Waterproof clothes including gloves are recommended. As a precaution, you may wish to bring seasickness medication with you. Toilet onboard
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 10
InsectsBiting insects can be a problem at this time of year in certain conditions, so come prepared with insect repellant
AccomDouble, twin and single rooms all ensuite