Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve

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


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


01445 760258

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

New for 2015! - The entire Visitor Centre has been refurbished and redecorated during the winter. There's an exciting new 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. Opening April 4th.

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

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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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