Dragonfly Stalking on The Gaelic Alphabet Trail

The Gaelic Alphabet Trail is a great place for dragonfly stalking.  Peat bog specialists such as northern emeralds can be seen on the wing in July and August.  Highland darters bask in the summer sun on the wooden bridge by the lochan, as well as darting from selected perches to tackle any intruders in high Summer. Dragonfly stalking is a great way to spend a few hours, enjoying the acrobatics of these stunning insects. There is also a lovely short walk by the lochan which heads up a track to open heathland with lovely views of Ben Resipole and Loch Sunart.  There is an information board in the car park which introduce the Gaelic alphabet whose eighteen letters are associated with a species of tree.     

Northern Emerald dragonfly on the Alphabet Trail in July



nearest village






safari type

Self Guided

activity length

You decide...


Spring and Summer

safari price guide


target species

northern emerald dragonfly
azure hawker
golden-ringed dragonfly
highland darter
pearl-bordered fritillary
small pearl-bordered fritillary