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Wildlife awards

Carngafallt is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen to the dawn chorus
  2. See scarlet redstarts singing from the treetops
  3. Watch out for the first of the springtime butterflies

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look up to see purple hairstreak butterflies in the oak canopy
  2. See the hills turn purple when the heather flowers
  3. Watch red kites as they glide effortlessly over the reserve

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch the leaves turn golden in the autumn light
  2. Find strange fungi growing in the woods
  3. Look out for jays collecting acorns for the long winter ahead

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Marvel at the majestic ancient oaks
  2. Watch ravens tumble during their dramatic aerial displays
  3. See colourful redwings and fieldfares gorge on plump rowan berries

Extend your stay

Other places to visit

Dipper wading in middle of stream


Beautiful woodland and roaring river torrents

Crested tit on lichen-covered branch


A hidden gem nestled between the Great Glen and Glen Affric

Pink-footed goose profile

Hesketh Out Marsh

Instead of featureless fields, we now have a thriving tidal wetland full of wildlife

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