Ardtornish simply teems with wildlife – furred, finned and feathered. Almost every visitor to the estate will have their own wildlife encounter, as around every corner and on every skyline our native wildlife is evident. We are extremely fortunate to live in one of Scotland’s best preserved and most untouched landscapes.
Rahoy Hills Nature Reserve extends onto Ardtornish Estate and is run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, which claims it as their most biodiverse reserve in Scotland. The rangers on the reserve operate guided walks on a regular basis. Call in to see us at the Information Centre for details.
The BBC’s natural history unit – which points out that Morvern ‘is described by many as “the best kept secret in Scotland”‘ – says this peninsula ‘is a must for nature lovers seeking solitude and rare species of wildlife’. Have a look at the BBC’s Nature’s Calendar for further information. Both UK species of eagle breed here, our rare mammals include pine martens, otters, and wildcats, and Ardtornish boasts several Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The area is also an excellent base for seeing marine mammals and basking sharks