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SNORKELLING WITH WILD HARRIS

Husinish, North Harris

Saturday 25th June

3 SESSIONS:

10.30-12.00, 13.30-15.00, 15.30-17.00

PRICE - £50 for adults, £25 for children aged 10-17

Join Daryll Brown from Wild Harris for a glimpse of a completely different world; one inhabited by starfish, crabs, sea urchins and many other wonderful creatures that Daryll will show you and tell you about. The clear waters and multi habitats of Huisinis make it a wonderful place to experience snorkelling for the first time.

 

Sessions last just over an hour, but this includes time to get changed and to learn how to use a mask and snorkel. If you have your own wetsuit please bring it, and £2 coins for the showers! Wild Harris have a limited number of wetsuits available to borrow on the day so please book ahead. All other kit will be provided. 3 participants can be booked onto each session. To book and for more information, please visit

 

Online Scheduler for Wild Harris (schedulista.com)

 

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SEA KAYAKING WITH WILD HARRIS

Drinishader, East Harris meeting at public parking near the Tweed Museum

Monday 27th June and Friday 1st July

Duration: 1.5 hours - 2hrs

3 Sessions: 10.00-12.00, 13.00-15.00, 16.00-18.00

5 participants can be booked onto each session.

PRICE £50PP

The Isle of Harris is a spectacular location for sea kayaking. It has long been a destination for experienced independent paddlers, but in recent years we have had the pleasure of introducing complete novices to this wonderful activity along our gorgeous coastline. Gliding quietly on the water under paddle power affords great wildlife sightings. Expect to see a whole range of wonderful sea birds, and, if we are lucky, eagles, seals, otters and porpoise.

Wild Harris will provide all the kit you need for your sea kayaking experience, just make sure you have some sturdy footwear which you don’t mind getting wet. There are no changing facilities so please bring a towel or robe and be prepared to change in your car. We will do the rest! Your guides will be Kate Lewis and Daryll Brown.

Please click on the link to go through the booking process as it allows you to tell us about any medical conditions or previous experience you have. Kate can be reached via e-mail wildharris@outlook.com and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. To book please visit 

 

Online Scheduler for Wild Harris (schedulista.com)

 

OTTER WALK

Meet at East shore of Loch Miabhag, Miabhag nam Beann  

Wednesday June 29

Start times 9.30, 12.00, 15.00 

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £25 PP 

 

Otters are perhaps the most prized wildlife sighting for visitors to Harris. This is because as well as being charming, they are the most elusive and difficult creatures to spot. Those of us who live in Harris know that an otter can pop up almost anywhere. We see them in unlikely places like among the breakers when we are surfing, or along the riverbank when we are walking the dog, but if you set out to see an otter at a given time or on a certain day, it can be a frustrating experience!

Nick Baker, a naturalist that lives part time in the fascinating shoreside location of Tolmachan in North Harris, has offered to show you the places he has discovered close to his home where otters live, feed, swim and teach their young to fish.

Groups need to be small (max of 5 participants) and be prepared to sit and wait quietly with Nick in the hope of actually spotting an otter. You will need to wear walking boots. Walking poles are recommended, as you will not be following a path.

Look out for Nick’s Land Rover at the top of his track which is on the east shore of Loch Miabhag, opposite the village of Miabhag Nam Beann about 5 miles down the B887 towards Huisinis. He will meet you there. To book or for more information, please visit 

 

Online Scheduler for Wild Harris (schedulista.com)

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Cuairt Gàidhlig tro Gleann Bhìogadail le Urras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh

  

Disathairne 25 den t-Ogmhìos 

aig 10:00m

A' coinneachadh aig àite-parcaidh Bogha Glas

An asgaidh

Thig comhla ri Fañch Bihan-Gallic, Maor-Dùthcha airson Urras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh airson an cuairt tro Gleann Bhìogadail leis an dùil iolairean-buidhe fhaicinn.

Chan fheum sibh clàradh airson an cuairt seo ach mu tha sibh ag iarraidh fiosrachadh a bharrachd faic North Harris Trust (north-harris.org)

This event is suitable for Gaelic learners and would be welcome to join in. 

 

Eagle Walk through Glen Vigadale with North Harris trust

  

Wednesday 29 June at 10:00am

Meet at Bowglass carpark

Free

Join the North Harris Trust ranger, Fañch Bihan-Gallic, who will guide you through Glen Vigadale, North Harris where there is a chance to see some Golden Eagles.

There is no need to book for this event but please see North Harris Trust (north-harris.org)

for more information. 

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Scalpay Shorewatch with North Harris Trust

  

Monday 27 June at 10:00am

Meet at Outend carpark, Scalpay

Free

Join the North Harris Trust ranger, Fañch Bihan-Gallic, who will guide you over to Scalpay Lighthouse to keep a lookout for whales and dolphins.

There is no need to book for this event but please see North Harris Trust (north-harris.org)

for more information. 

 
 

Cuairt Gàidhlig gu Taigh-solais Eilean Glas, Sgalpaigh

le Urras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh

 

Disathairne 02 den Iuchair

aig 10:00m

A' coinneachadh aig an Outend Carpark an Sgalpaigh na Hearadh

An asgaidh

Thig air a' chuairt seo còmhla ris a' Mhaor-Dùthcha, Fañch Bihan-Gallic, aig Urras Ceann a Tuath na Hearadh.  Bi an cuairt a' dol gu Taigh-solais Eilean Glas an Sgalpaigh leis an dòchas mucan-mara agus eòin-mara fhaicinn

Chan fheum sibh clàradh airson an cuairt seo ach mu tha sibh ag iarraidh fiosrachadh a bharrachd faic North Harris Trust (north-harris.org)

This event is suitable for Gaelic learners and would be welcome to join in.

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 Bumblebee Safari with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Northton, Harris

Saturday 02 July 11am 

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

Come and find out about the bumblebees living at Northton, and why this location is bee-rilliant! Family friendly event. Come dressed as a bee or a flower for a special prize. Contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place.  

 
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 Bumblebee ID and recording with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Northton, Harris

Saturday 02 July 1.30pm 

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

For anyone wanting to find out about the identification of bumblebees, and how to -and why - we record what we’ve seen. Contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place..  

 
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Guided Ranger Walk with the West Harris Trust

Luskentyre, Harris

Thursday 30 June 11am 

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

Join the local ranger at Luskentyre and learn about the coastline's remarkable wildlife, the stories behind local place names and the secrets of the machair. No booking required, just turn up. 

 
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Shorewatch with Katie Dyke, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Rodel, Harris

Thursday 30 June & Friday 01 July 11am -2pm

FREE

Duration: 3hrs

Join WDC Shorewatch to learn about how to spot and identify different whales and dolphins from your coast. 

Photo credit: Barney the Humpback by Cath Bain

For more information, contact Katie Dyke by emailing katie.dyke@whales.org