Wildlife Trips in Scotland
The Fort William area in the West Highlands of Scotland, with the towering mountains of Ben Nevis and Glencoe close by and the deeply indented coastline formed by glaciers, is a paradise for the avid wildlife watcher. The hills abound with red deer, the majestic golden eagle soars above dramatic crags, seals bask on skerries and for the persistent observer otters, whilst never abundant, thrive in the sea lochs.
But this description only scratches the surface of what you may find in this majestic corner of Scotland. Join Wild West for a tour and as well as abundant wildlife you can expect to discover hidden glens, waterfalls and deserted villages. Learn how the landscapes were formed in turbulent times when fire and ice consumed the landscape and discover how the celtic people that inhabited these wild and hostile lands used the natural environment to feed, clothe and protect themselves from their enemies.
I’m Ian MacLeod and I will be your guide on your Wild West tour. I’ve lived in the Fort William area for over 30 years and spend much of my spare time walking, cycling and kayaking, as well as observing and photographing the wildlife of the region. This means that my knowledge and understanding of my home territory is forever improving, which can only be of benefit to you when you join one of my tours.
My tours are offered on a private basis, which not only offers protection to your group in the current pandemic but allows me to focus on your interests and adjust the tour to provide the best opportunity to meet your objectives. You will travel in a comfortable Mercedes minibus, which can take up to 6 passengers currently. I’m a keen and competent photographer so can help you with camera functions if you are a novice and for the more experienced snapper I can help you get into position for the best shots.
Wild West tours are specifically designed to take my guests to the places that social media hasn’t discovered yet, so you can expect to discover Scotland as it is portrayed in the glossy brochures, without hordes of others around you. For many of my guests the highlight of the trip is simply listening to the silence…
Wild West does not have conservation at this moment.
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