- Arrive Stornoway in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel on the west coast of Lewis.
- Accommodation: Carloway, 6-nights on full board basis.
- Lewis holds one of the highest densities of breeding merlin in Europe and northern Harris holds the same record but for golden eagles. The conjoined islands attract migrants, both on land and sea, breeding wildfowl and waders and offer the chance to see four species of diver, including the rare arctic white-billed diver, and have begun to draw birdwatchers northwards.:
- After dinner one evening we will head to the Callanish Stones, upright slabs placed almost 3,000 years ago.
- After breakfast we will have a couple of hours searching for otters or scanning the moors and hillsides for eagles, and one last visit to the Braighe for a chance of black-throated divers.
- Return to Stornoway airport in the afternoon for the return flight.
All prices are per person and include:
- Services of the naturalist leader
- Transfers from/to Stornaway airport
- All meals
- Guided activities
We stay in a comfortable hotel in the township of Carloway, on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. The hotel offers fine food and tranquillity, and is in spectacular surroundings, overlooking a beautiful lochan.
All rooms are en suite. A limited number of single rooms are available at no supplement.
All meals are included.
Both islands boast machair grassland and fabulous coastlines, and arguably the best chance in the British Isles of seeing four species of diver in breeding plumage – white-billed, red-throated, black-throated, and great northern diver.
- Rock pipit
- Black-tailed godwit
- Golden eagle
- Glaucous gull
The Outer Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris have a rugged windswept beauty, hauntingly beautiful landscapes and superb historical sites, including the standing stones at Callanish.
The price excludes flights to/from Stornoway airport. The group meets at Stornoway airport at 1630 on Day 1, and departs at around 1000 on Day 7.