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The Local Area

 


Glenelg Caravan is situated just outside the main village of Glenelg at Moyle. The area is easily accessible over Mam Ratagan and offers an excellent secluded base to visit or enjoy activities, wildlife and culture locally.

Wildlife

Stunning scenery within the hills and mountains, glens and lochs; the Glenelg area is home to an impressive list of wildlife and visitors which can make a walk or drive through the area that bit special.

Birds

The Highlands have long been home to numerous Golden Eagles and are a regular sight here. Peregrine Falcons hunt in the area along with the White Tailed Sea Eagle over Kyle Rhea. A pair of these magnificent birds have nested in the area for a number of years.

The list of birds that breed here also include Black-throated, Red-throated divers, Raven, Buzzard, Common Tern, Eider, Grey wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler,  Tawny and also Barn Owls.

Gannets are almost ever present in the summer over the bay or in Kyle Rhea. Despite apparent declines elsewhere Cuckoos are very common in the summer and can often be seen as well as heard. In the appropriate season birds visiting or passing through can include Brambling, Waxwing, Whooper swan, Glaucous gull, Iceland gull, Sandwich tern. Even Ospreys pass through occasionally.

Mammals

The area has a population of Pine Marten and there are also Badgers, Foxes and Hedgehogs. Red deer are numerous along with Roe deer.  The main visitor attraction however would be the Otters which  can be seen along the shores.  In the sea Porpoise are very common with Dolphins visiting through the summer and also the odd sighting of whales.

Bike Hire

Fancy leaving the car at the caravan and taking a leisurely cycle around the area? There is Bike Hire available within Glenelg

Glenelg to Skye Ferry

The last turntable ferry to be operating in the UK, recently reported as possibly the last in the world. Travel to Skye on the "Glenachulish"

Sheena's Tea Hut

Possibly world famous, Sheena's Tea Hut; self described as a tea hut in the back of beyond!

Glenelg Inn

A traditional Highland Inn with cosy character, lively music nights and superb local Scottish cuisine all set in a spectacular setting with uninterrupted views over the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. The Glenelg Inn

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