The Loch Ewe area and around is a haven for wildlife.
On the seafront at Poolewe there is a public hide which is a great place to sit quietly and spot wildlife. Wildlife is wild and unpredictable, so we can't guarantee definite sightings, but there are many places you can visit to get the best chance. Be quiet and patient and you will be rewarded!
Around the area you can also see pine martens, grouse and red deer, and although not exactly 'wildlife' lots of people comment on how nice it is to see sheep and cattle roaming - especially Highland cattle!
A fantastic place to go and learn all about mountain wildlife is the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre near Kinlochewe.
Out on the water you can see dolphins, porpoises and whales as well as all sorts of birdlife - see our Activities page for details of boat trips in the area. And don't miss Rua Reidh Lighthouse Visitor Centre with its spectacular location on the clifftop, for unparalleled wildlife watching opportunities.
The fauna of the area is stunning with wild orchids and waterlilies, and insectivorous plants such as sundew. The smaller wildlife such as insects, butterflies, dragonflies and amphibians must not be forgotten either!
The wonderful photos on this page are courtesy of our talented local photographer Eoghain MacLean with our thanks.
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