Clachan Bridge: Earlier in the tour, we set off to explore the lush green landscapes of Tigh an Truish on the Isle of Seil (near Oban) and on the way to a trail, we crossed this rather scenic curved bridge over a lovely tranquil river. The bridge is also referred to as the Bridge over the Atlantic as the river below it (Clachan Sounds) connects to both ends of the Atlantic Ocean.
Inbetween hiking we took some time out to relax on a sandy beach and took in the jaw-dropping view. Blue skies, green hills and the calming sounds of the sea was an amazing way to take a break from walking. A tip to those on a hiking holiday – there is nothing quite like soaking your feet on the beach after some exciting trekking through the beautiful Scottish hills!
Outlooking to the sea on the right-hand side of this fantastic sandy beach lay a number of lovely charcoal coloured rocks decorating the beach side which stretched into the sea itself. These rocks make a great seating arrangement where you could gaze out into the horizon – just be careful you don’t sit on a rock that is too jagged!
Can you believe this picturesque image of a sea loch was taken outside a local restaurant? On our Mull, Staffa and Iona wildlife adventure you could be enjoying a tasty meal in a specialist seafood restaurant with this stunning scene as your view! The Pierhouse hotel and restaurant is located in the lovely small fishing village of Port Appin, Argyll. With a Pier as its garden, you can watch the fishing boats float on the stunning waters of Loch Linnhe and marvel at the views of the Islands Lismore and Mull as you enjoy locally caught seafood.
Exploring an ancient nunnery on the wonderful Isle of Iona. It is recommended to take your time when looking around Iona Nunnery to fully appreciate the incredible history which surrounds the structure. Here you can learn what day to day life was like for the Nuns that once filled the rooms with life – as you walk along the ruins you can almost feel the echoes of the individuals who once walked along these halls.
After exploring the Iona Nunnery we made our way to Iona Abby, which is one of the oldest Christian centres in Western Europe. From the outside, the Abby looks stunning amongst the green landscapes and blue sea on the horizon. Inside the Abby, you can view amazing architecture and learn more about the history of the building. During our walk between the Nunnery and the Abby, you really were able to soak in the atmosphere of local life as we passed friendly Islanders and well-behaved border Collie sheepdogs.
In Mull, we had an exciting opportunity to hike to an Eagle Hide. Here you can spot different types of birds such as Eagles and their Fledgelings – there was no need to bring our own binoculars or scopes as they were provided at the Eagle hide. On this adventure, there is a very high chance you will see Eagles in the trees and flying high above your head! And if you are really lucky maybe you will see an Eagle flying into the trees to feed its young. During this tour we learned more about Golden Eagles Eagles and White Tailed Sea Eagles and their relation to Scotland.
This magnificent image is of Castle Stalker which is located on an impressively isolated tiny Island around 25 miles North of Oban. During our wildlife holiday, you can look forward to a privately led tour of the castle from one of the members of the Stewart Allward family who own the castle. This is the perfect opportunity to search for otters, dolphins and seabirds and snap a great wildlife photo – maybe you’ll even spot some kayakers enjoying calm waters surrounding the castle.