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Islay and Jura in Autumn

We visit the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’ in the peak of autumn to enjoy the spectacle of returning wintering geese to the island and explore inland bays for waders and Chough, hunting raptors over heathland such as Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Merlin, whilst watching the skies for Golden and White-tailed Eagles. Jura’s rugged scenery will be full of rutting Red Deer and we shall keep a close eye on the coastline for Seal and Otters, whilst enjoying a relaxed week of west coast wildlife.

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21 Oct - 28 Oct 2023
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Day 1Meet in Glasgow and drive to Inverary.
1 night Loch Fyne Hotel, Inverary
Days 2-6Travel to Kennacraig for the 2 hour ferry to Islay. Walking and birding on Islay with a day on Jura.
5 nights at Bowmore Hotel, Islay
Days 7-8After breakfast we take the morning ferry back to Kennacraig and travel to Inverary, then travel back to Glasgow the following morning.
1 night Loch Fyne Hotel, Inverary

WeatherAutumn in The Hebrides can be anything from gloriously calm and sunny to quite cool, wet and windy, with weather quickly changeable. Come prepared for everything from cool, rainy and breezy through to dry, warm and sunny weather (0-15°C)
WalkingMainly short walks on good tracks, with longer coastal walks on rougher ground. Lightweight walking shoes and boots are advisable. You may also wish to bring walking poles
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
InsectsUnlikely to be a problem at this time of year
AccomDouble, twin and single ensuite


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