LAND BASED WILD LIFE TOURS
Wild about Mull Day Tour
Wild About Mull' is the ultimate wildlife tour on the Ross of Mull. There is no longer any need to travel for miles to the north end of the island for a wild life tour as the south west of Mull now has its own resident wild life tour guide with Wild About Mull along with all the wild life, birds and birds of prey you can hope for.
Bryan Rains who helps run The Pennyghael Stores with his wife Joy, is himself 'wild about Mull' and has a passion for all things wild - furry, woolly and
Bryan has taken many bird and wildlife photos, many of which can be viewed on his Wild About Mull facebook page which also details his daily sightings along with some amazing photographs. Bryan will be running tours on the lookout for golden eagles, white-tailed eagles, otters, seals hen harriers, mountain hares, adders and lots of weebee (little brown birds to the non-ornithologists amongst us), to name but a few.
Packed lunches are included in the cost of the tour which start with a pick-up at 9 a.m. from Seaview bed and breakfast and finishing from 4.30 pm onwards. We can book you a place on the tour with Bryan - please just ask when making your B&B booking with us.
Alternatively you can contact Bryan by visiting his website or e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to The Pennyghael Stores on your way
RSPB SEA EAGLES EAGLE HIDE - 5 STAR VISITOR ATTRACTION
We are very fortunate to have the 5 star VisitScotland Visitor Attraction RSPB Sea Eagle hide at this end of the island - just across Loch Scridain from Pennyghael at Glen Seilisdair on the B8035 Grid Reference 48000 30288.Eagle Watch is hosted by South West Mull and Iona Development Tiroran Community Forest.
To visit the Sea Eagle Viewing Point at Glen Seilisdeir (pronounced Shellister - which means Glen of the Irises), you will need to book your place which operates on a first come-first served basis of up to 20 people for a ranger led visit. Guided watches run through April to September 2016 and last 2 hours (10 am- noon, and 1pm-3pm). For further information and to book your place contact Craignure visitor center (01688) 812566. or ask us to make a booking in advance of your stay with us. We are approximately 20 miles from the hide and on your drive from Seaview to the hide you take in magnificent scenery while keeping a look out for golden eagles, otters, owls, red deer. Great Northern Diver and hen harriers and many other species.
Calander- April:Adults sitting on eggs,
May-July:chicks in nest adults feeding them
August:chicks fledged but flying in the area.
The trip costs £8 adult (including RSPB members) £4 child £20 family ticket for 4 Pay guide on day, money goes to good causes locally.
There are no toilets on site. Well behaved dogs on lead welcome, Please bring waterproofs, midge repellent, binoculars etc. There are good quality telescopes on site for your use. The visit may include driving a short distance on a gravel forest road to reach the viewing area. For detailed information about this magnificent bird of prey, visit the Sea Eagle website. For further information on bird watching on the Isle of Mull visit the Mull Birds website.
© Photo taken and permission kindly given by guest Mike Ashforth and Bryan Rain