April to September
Image: Chris Gomersall
I make the best first impression.And once we've met, you'll always remember me.I'm the one with the 2.5 metre wingspan, and (not to boast) when I move, I OWN the sky.Now, we can't promise anything, but get yourself on a ranger-led trip and we'll try to be perched in some of our favourite spots.While you're on Mull, why don't you join one of our local wildlife safari operators to see what else Mull & Iona can offer?You might meet lots of other wild things too: otters catching fish, porpoises and dolphins, seals, red deer, hares and stoats… how good does that sound?Booking is essential. Each trip lasts about two hours. Adult tickets (including RSPB members) cost £8. If you're under 16, your ticket costs £4. A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) costs £20. If you live on Mull, it's free. Please pay the ranger on the day by cash or cheque ('Mull & Iona Community Trust'). Sorry, we don't have a card machine at the moment.
Trips are running at two sites this year; details may change so for final trip arrangements please check by using the VisitScotland contact number below.Generally Tiroran is open Tuesday - Saturday (closed Wednesday). West Ardhu is open Sunday - Thursday. Weekdays two trips a day at 10 am and 1 pm; weekends 2 pm only.
We're at Tiroran, Glen Seilisdeir with the South West Mull and Iona Development Tiroran Community Forest, and at West Ardhu, near Dervaig, with the North West Mull Community Woodland Company. You'll be given details of when and where to meet upon booking your place.
Wet weather gear is best (just in case!), as are practical shoes. Oh, and there are no toilets – so best to stop off before!
Telephone: To book your place on a trip, as well as to answer any wildlife/Mull general queries you might have, please call our friends at the Visit Scotland Information Centre, Craignure on 01680 812556.
This date is brought to you with the help of Forestry Commission Scotland, Mull & Iona Community Trust, South West Mull and Iona Development, North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Police Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Research Ltd, Highland Foundation for Wildlife, RSPB Scotland, the local community and volunteers with funding from the BBC Wildlife Fund. All money raised goes back to the project and to local Mull and Iona good causes. Thanks also to Crerar Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa for supporting Mull Eagle Watch. Mull Eagle Watch – proud to be members of Wild Scotland. The Mull Eagle Hide is graded by VisitScotland as a five star “exceptional wildlife experience” and it gained a gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
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