An RSPB “Date with Nature” on the wild and rugged isle of Islay, the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, is an experience you will never forget! Their guided walks lead you through some of the best places on this historical island, to see and hear amazing wildlife, including magnificent Golden Eagles, endangered Hen Harriers and Chough, elusive Corncrake, breeding lapwings, ducks and waders galore. Discover its rich history and archaeology, distinctive geology, and enjoy the experience of these unique reserves where farming and nature conservation go hand-in-hand!
This year the RSPB will organise at least two regular walks throughout the summer season. They will also organise some special walks such as a "Bat Walk" or a Crex Crex night where you can hear, and hopefully spot, the Corncrakes. The regular walks take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they both start at 10am.
The Tuesday guided walks take place on The Oa and you can park your car at Upper Killeyan, not to be confused with Lower Killeyan as there are no parking spaces there. The Thursday guided walks take place in the RSPB nature reserve at Loch Gruinart and you can park at the RSPB Visitor Centre. The costs are £2 for RSPB members, £4 for non-members. Under 16’s : free! For more information call 01496 850505.
The walks together with a detailed map of the meeting places are available in our event calendar