Nature and Wildlife in Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Wildlife Coast

Argyll & the Isles is truly ‘Nature’s Paradise’, where towering mountains meet glistening sea lochs, ancient oak forests hug the shoreline and glorious gardens bloom.

Discover Argyll’s natural wonders, including the Corryvreckan whirlpool and Staffa which inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

Woodland covers nearly a third of Argyll. Wander in the region’s ‘temperate rainforests’, where mosses, lichens and ferns. Whilst our eco-system is home to some incredible wildlife, keep your eyes peeled when you’re out exploring or join a local wildlife guide to spot otters, red squirrels, basking sharks, beavers and majestic white-tailed eagles.

Immerse yourself in Scotland's natural beauty

Whilst being responsible and treating nature with respect
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Nature Based Experiences

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The Wild Cooke

Take a walk on the wild side of the beautiful West Coast and get an introduction to the magical world of foraging. Join, Lucy, The Wild Cooke, for a foodie a...

8 Cowan Place
Oban
PA34 4GA

Tel: 07951 469275

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Basking Shark Scotland

Operating across Argyll & the Isles, our wildlife watching adventures run from April - October. Basking Shark Scotland is the only dedicated snorkel oper...

Oban
PA34 5PZ

Tel: 07975 723140

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Sealife Adventures

All our trips visit the Corryvreckan where turbulent tides create one of the world's largest whirlpools and our cruising area is exceptionally rich in wildli...

Clachan
Seil
By Oban
PA34 4TR

Tel: 01631 571010 (daytime) 01852 300203 (evening and weekends)

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Highland Titles Nature Reserves

Until 1983, Keil Hill formed a part of Keil Farm. Evidence of old field dykes demonstrates that the drier areas were cultivated until fairly recent times. In...

Duror By Appin
Argyll & Bute
PA38 4BW

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Heathery Heights

Heathery Heights offers bespoke guided walks and tailored outdoor experiences for individuals and small groups across Argyll & the Isles. With so much on...

Head Office, Heathery Heights
Upper Erskine
Manse Brae
PA31 8QZ

Tel: 07899 765240

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Seafari Adventures (Oban) Ltd

Seafari Adventures are a 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in the conservation area of Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban. Our Wildlife Tou...

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The Village Shop
Easdale
Oban
PA34 4RQ

Tel: 01852 300003

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West Coast Tours

Burial sites of ancient kings, geological wonders, unchanged landscapes, idyllic beaches, glorious glens, abundant wildlife and magical islands!  Our day tou...

Head Office
17 George Street
Oban
PA34 5RS

Tel: 01586 552319

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Ocean Explorer Centre

Explore plankton with our microscope, discover the shape of our seas on our 3D globe and find out about the latest research into ocean currents, environmenta...

Ocean Explorer Centre
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Dunbeg
Oban
PA37 1QA

Tel: 01631 559123

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3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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