Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve

Business Type

National Nature Reserve: All ability walks and trails, rare wildlife

Address

Anancaun, Kinlochewe, By Achnasheen, Wester Ross, IV22 2PA

Telephone

01445 760258

One of Wester Ross's 5 BIG reasons to Visit! 

Have you been before? Why not visit us again? In 2015, The entire Visitor Centre was refurbished and redecorated during the winter. We have an exciting range of displays, including a 3d printed map of the reserve so visitors can see exactly where everything is. There's a webcam overlooking a Sea Eagles nest, new signage, and a new "hide" overlooking a pond and the nearby woodland areas that will be open 24 hours a day.

As ever - all this is FREE - no entrance fees

 

As well as the Sea Eagle webcam, the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre at Aultroy contains a display of the geography, geology, natural history and its conservation on the nature reserve which is in the care of Scottish Natural Heritage. Beinn Eighe was the first National Nature Reserve in Britain and was initially established to protect an important remnant of ancient pinewood at Glas Leitir where there are now trails with a car park and information point. This is one of the rare surviving fragments of 'The Great Wood of Caledon', which once clothed most of the Highlands. The reserve has several rare species of plants and animals, and is also of geological interest. Wildlife includes Golden Eagles, Scottish Wildcat, Pine Marten, Dragonflies, and many rare birds. 48 square kilometres of Mountain, Woodland, and Lochside scenery. 

 

On the Mountain Trail, overlooking Loch Maree and Slioch

Posted on Thursday, December 5th 2019

Major Award for West Coast Trail

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Posted on Monday, July 1st 2019

Gairloch Museum OPEN

 The new Gairloch Museum is now open for business!  Much loved objects from the previous home will be a part of the new exhibits alongside objects that have not been displayed before. These include: The&n Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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