The Gaelic Alphabet Trail

As well as being a top dragonfly stalking site, The Gaelic Alphabet Trail provides an interesting introduction to the importance of nature and plants to the Gaelic culture.  The information boards in the car park, just east of Salen on the A861, introduce the Gaelic alphabet which has eighteen letters, each of which is associated with a species of tree. You can follow the trail around Loch Na Dunaich and into the nearby Salen Oakwoods across the road looking out for the alphabetic signature plants.  For a longer walk you can also continue past the wee Lochan and head up into the hills for a short circular walk with some amazing views over Loch Sunart.  

This is a good site for a range of dragonflies and butterflies in the summer months and a great short walk after lunch in The Salen Inn or before afternoon at The Salen Jetty Shop.