What to see and where in South Highland
Our area covers some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and is home to iconic and spectacular wildlife.
Golden Eagles breed throughout the area, and White-Tailed Eagles are re-colonising their former haunts. The area has some fantastic woodlands - from the Pinewoods of the Cairngorms to the Atlantic Oakwoods fringing the west coast.
Scotland's highest mountains are found here, and they have their own unique suite of plants and animals.
The big three.....
We have 13 National Nature Reserves in our area, which are great places for a visit, but the big three stand out from the crowd.
With a cluster of mountain peaks, ancient pinewoods , dazzling dragonflies and soaring golden eagles, Beinn Eighe AND Loch Maree Islands NNR is a natural jewel of Wester Ross. Take advantage of the mountain and woodland trail network here and be amazed by the diversity of wildlife around you. We run a visitor centre which is open from Easter to September.
Islands are always special places and you don't get much more special than Rum NNR . Its rugged mountains set a dramatic stage for spectacular wildlife and archaeology. A fascinating seabird - the Manx Shearwater - breeds in burrows on the mountains and Rum is home to a quarter of its world population.
Creag Meagaidh NNR is an exposed whaleback ridge cut by ice carved gullies. Restoring the native broad-leaved woodland on the lower slopes is a big part of our management here, and one of the species which has made a big recovery is the Black Grouse .
Explore for a Day.......
There's a great range of leaflets available which helps you to explore the area.
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