Wildlife which can be seen in the area around Tom Fraoich in Strontian, a self catering log chalet in the West Highlands of Scotland
We are situated near the village of Strontian on the Ardnamurchan
Peninsula. Our Self Catering Log Chalet has two bedrooms and is set in
one acre of garden, with wonderful views to the hills beyond.
Our weekly lets are from Saturday - Saturday.
All Bed Linen, Towels and Electricity are included in the price.
WILDLIFE IN STRONTIAN & SURROUNDING AREA
Red and Roe Deer can be spotted in many locations locally. The best times being early morning and at dusk. They can be seen regularly opposite the chalet, and in fact, our own house is called "Cnoc Nam Fiadh" which means "hill of the deer" in Gaelic.
Pine Martens used to be rare, but have made up their
numbers again due to a protection programme, so much so, that some
occasionally take up residence in dwelling houses!
There is a "Pine marten watch" in the village during the season, and as you can see from the photograph, they are very partial to bread and jam.
Otters are not so easily encountered, but with a little patience and "know how" you will possibly spot one on your visit. Best location is either side of Loch Sunart including Ardnastang Bay and the village pier. Again, early morning and dusk are the best times, although they have been seen at other times.
Eagles are around in some areas, best seen on hill
walks and at certain other locations.
We have a wild life ranger in the village so she will be able to give you further information. There are also walks and " wild life spotting" outings arranged during the season. These are well organised, and vary in difficulty.
There are many other species of birds to spot, and one of the most common is the Buzzard.
There is also wildlife trips on Loch Sunart - visit the seals basking on the rocks.