Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide

The Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide on the shores of Loch Sunart provides an ideal spot to search for otters and common seals in the loch and on the shores of Loch Sunart. There is a car park near the hide with disabled parking facilities and the hide itself is reached by boardwalk.  You can also park up the road at Ardery and take a lovely walk through the heath and woodland to the hide.  That walk is well surfaced, though has steep hills.  

Otters, common seal are regularly seen around Garbh Eilean, and there is a small heronry on neighbouring Eilean a Chuilinn.  This is also a good spot to watch out for white tailed eagles and common tern too in the summer months. The hide is surrounded by Atlantic Oak woodland and the surrounding area is quite a good place to look out purple hairstreak butterflies in late summer.