Wildlife and Flora

Bring your binoculars and try to spot some of the wildlife that has growing populations in the area, that you might not spot in the other areas of the UK or the world such as deer, otters, seals,  owls and the more elusive pine martins and wildcats.  Golden eagles and other raptors are also often spotted high in the skies above the Glen.

Sunart Oakwoods

Around Loch Sunart lie some of the finest temperate oakwoods in the British Isles, remnants of a formerly much more extensive band of coastal woodland which once stretched from Scotland down the Atlantic coast of Europe as far as Spain and Portugal.  These ancient semi-natural woodlands are home to some of the best collections of lower plants (plants which do not flower) in the whole of Europe. The clean air, moist climate and long continuity of woodland cover have combined to produce ideal conditions for lichens, mosses and liverworts.  Loch Sunart is also home to a particularly high density of otters, and together with its marine reefs, and the surrounding woodland and heathland habitats, the entire area has been recognised as of European importance for conservation through designation as a candidate Special Area of Conservation.