This area has an amazing variety of landscapes and seascapes which are popular with a host of local wildlife.
Based at Easdale Harbour Isle of Seil near Oban. Exhilarating marine excursions aboard a high speed, inflatable boat including seeing the Corryvreckan whirlpool. Open all year weather permitting.
Many of our recommended B&Bs have maps and guides of their local area that you can borrow
The Isle of Mull has an exciting and wide range of wildlife both on land and in the sea. Here are just a few operators offering tours and boat trips:
Boat trips from Mull or Iona will also take you to the spectacular uninhabited island of Staffa and the Treshnish Isles which are home to thousands of sea birds, including puffins.
There are excellent Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Reserves at Inversnaid on the shores of Loch Lomond, the Isle of Coll and Loch Gruinart and The Oa, on Islay. If you're visiting Coll or Islay also keep a close watch for their most elusive resident bird - the corncrake.
Since 2009, the responsible reintroduction of Beavers has been taking place in the Knapdale Forest in Argyll. Extinct for over 400 years, four beaver families have now successfully established themselves in this unique project. You can visit the forest and see beaver lodges and activity, as well as the possibility of catching sight of the only Beavers in the UK.