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Raptors of the Scottish Highlands

The Cairngorms National Park and the Isle of Mull are two of the best places in the UK to watch raptors. Almost all the UK’s iconic birds of prey are possible, against a backdrop of remote places - mountains, moorland and ancient forest. We shall spend a week concentrating on seeking out these iconic species at two wonderful but very different locations. If you have a particular interest in birds of prey, then this week promises to be simply outstanding. Minibus transport and some reasonable length walks on good tracks.

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Date
Cost
Availability
Deposit
Single Supplement
05 Sep - 12 Sep 2020
£1995.00
11 Spaces
£350.00
£250.00

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LeadersKate Mennie and James Stevens

Day 1Arrive in the Cairngorms National Park 3 nights at Tigh-na-Sgiath Hotel
Days 2-3Search for raptors and other wildlife in Speyside, including Strathdearn and Abernethy Forest
Day 4Travel to Mull via Fort William and the ferry from Oban, birding and looking for raptors enroute 3 nights at
The Tobermory Hotel
Days 5-6Search for raptors and wildlife amidst stunning scenery on Mull, including the Gribun Cliffs and a boat trip for
White-tailed Eagle
Day 7Travel back to the Cairngorms, via Ardnamurchan and the Corran Ferry 1 night at Tigh-na-Sgiath Hotel
Day 8Depart after breakfast.

WeatherMixture of sunshine and showers (15°-25°C). It could be cooler on the boat trip
WalkingWalks will be up to five miles on relatively flat gravel and forest tracks
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
InsectsIt is coming to the end of midge season but it can still be warm, so they may be a nuisance. Bring repellant
AccomDouble, twin and single rooms all ensuite or with private facilities
Boat TripThe boat trip off Mull will be in relatively sheltered waters
Group12