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Loch Ness & The Scottish Highlands is a haven for wildlife.

Scotland is a haven for wildlife and well worth spending time at this location in the hills above Loch Ness and The Great Glen if you have an interest in that subject.

October 6, 2023

Scotland is a haven for wildlife and well worth spending time at this location in the hills above Loch Ness and The Great Glen if you have an interest in that subject.

Because we are a small country every type of landscape is within easy access of another and by basing yourself here at Ben Luna you can be on all points of the compass all in a day and return here in the evening.

In that time you can be on the flat plains of The Moray Firth on The Black Isle home to a colony of bottle nosed dolphins,, home to the re-introduced Red Kite which now can be seen right over our Lodge - a magnificent raptor, easily identified with its forked tail. Further North you can be on the beach at Durness and have a great opportunity of seeing basking shark and even killer whales in the waters of The Pentland Firth have been spotted.

To The West Coast on the road to Skye you can see Red Deer the largest British mammal and also around the Lodge you will see the smaller Roe Deer.

Also in the area, the introduced Sika Deer - and I believe they can be seen at Whitebridge on the other side of Loch Ness if you are lucky.

One of the best kept secrets in The Highlands is the number of breeding Ospreys both in the area and also a few who return to Loch Ness after wintering in North Africa and of course we have the world famous ones that nest down in Boat of Garten in The Cairngorm National Park - a ‘must visit’

Going West from Ben Luna is The National Forest Reserve of Glen Affric home to much wildlife including a very rare species of dragon fly.

This short blog is your starter to whet your appetite to the Natural Life of the Highlands and the easy access to getting a chance to see all these wonderful creatures of which there are many more living in magnificent forests, ,moorland, native woodlands, shorelines and coast.

Come and see for yourself!

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