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Mull and Speyside Summer

Wildlife watching in the Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. A two centre holiday based at our converted steading in the Cairngorms National Park and a seashore hotel on Mull. Includes a boat trip to seabird islands off the west coast of Mull. Walking is generally easy, although the landing on the island is on a rocky shore and there will be some walks on cliff top paths and moorland. Transport throughout is by minibus.

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LeadersSally Nowell and another from the team

Day 1Arrive in Glen Feshie. 4 nights at The Steading
Days 2-4Wildlife and birdwatching exploration throughout Speyside, including Abernethy Forest, the Cairngorms and the Moray Firth.
Day 5Journey through stunning scenery, before catching the ferry to Mull. 5 nights at Isle of Mull Hotel.
Days 6-9Wildlife and birdwatching exploration on Mull, including a boat trip to the Treshnish Isles.
Day 10Ferry back to mainland then drive to Speyside birdwatching enroute. 1 night at the Steading
Day 11Depart after breakfast

WalkingMost walks are 1-2 miles on wide sandy tracks, although there is the possibility of a forest walk of up to 4 miles. Our Cairngorms walk is more steep and uneven, but low-level unguided alternatives are available.

Walks on Lunga and Staffa, although approx only 1 mile long, are more challenging and only suitable for those with good mobility and balance. Walking boots will be needed
WeatherMixture of sun and showers, but cooler on boat trips and in the mountains (10°-25°C)
InsectsBiting midges will be encountered
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 11
AccomBallintean Mountain Lodge - double, twin and single ensuite rooms, the last single room will be in a self-contained flat 50 metres from the main building
Isle of Mull Hotel - double, twin and single rooms all ensuite
 

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