Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Handa Island

#24 of 43 in Nature in Scottish Highlands
Island Wildlife Area
Stretch your legs at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife reserve for seabirds and a fantastic scenic setting for walks and relaxation. Bird watchers will especially love this spot, which offers opportunities to observe whole colonies of resident razorbills, puffins, and guillemots. Take time to learn about the birds' biology and study identification charts at the visitor's hut. Rangers offer maps and binoculars, so you can explore the park by yourself on grassy trails and boardwalks. Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately, as there is no shelter on the path. Put Handa Island Wildlife Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Handa Island trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you're at all interested in wildlife and the wilder side of Scotland, then this place is an absolute must visit. And even if you're not, then you should still go, just don't expect to wander about ...  more »
  • After a tricky drive to Tarbet (very narrow/steep road) and a short boat trip to Handa Island, we were met with a rep from the Scottish Wildlife Trust, who took us to their hut for a brief intro about...  more »
  • Get Lost on your Way from Durness to Ullapool and drive these 3-4 miles to Tarbet Bay, where is the boat leading people for bird watching to Handa Island. You will see the picturesque bay and enjoy yo...  more »

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