Nature safaris around Loch Ewe in the northwest Scottish Highlands
Take a safari with us to discover the natural environment and biodiversity of the Loch Ewe area.
Look at any news or social media website these days and you’ll see that nature is in a bad way. We humans have lost our connection to nature; we have plundered and destroyed nature for our own means, sometimes deliberately but more often simply from a lack of knowledge or understanding about what our actions mean.
Despite our stunning scenery, Scotland is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Yet there is hope. In the Loch Ewe area we are fortunate to still have much wild land and an abundance of wildlife. Across the Highlands, rewilding projects are restoring wetland, woodland, mountain and shoreline habitats for nature to thrive. Wild Ewe is a social enterprise, putting our profits into nature restoration, and our mission is to educate our guests to see the ‘big picture’, with the aim that the more you know about nature, the more you will feel inspired to protect it.
‘Safari’ is the Swahili word for ‘journey’, and a Wild Ewe safari is a journey of discovery into the incredible diversity of nature around the Loch Ewe area. Our safaris start with the basics, exploring the rare lichens, mosses, ferns and fungi of the woodlands, scouring the shorelines for seaweeds and sea creatures, and looking at the diverse habitats of moorlands and rivers. En-route, if we're lucky, we'll see bird life from warblers to waders and divers, and we might even catch a glimpse of one of our iconic species; a white-tailed sea eagle, red squirrel, otter, red deer or pine marten.
Open your eyes and your mind, because in nature, the more you look, the more you see!
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We are based in the little village of Poolewe in Wester Ross in the northwest Highlands of Scotland. We run safaris around the Loch Ewe area, shown on the map.
There are a variety of habitats including marine, coastal, moorland and forest, with different flora and fauna associated with each, so there is plenty to see.
All our safaris are walking safaris. The best way to get up close to nature is on foot, but you don't have to be a super-fit explorer - some of our safaris just involve sitting quietly and observing. Our shortest walking safari is just one hour on flat, tarred paths. For those who are a bit more adventurous we have safaris up to a day long exploring the wilds off the beaten track.