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Other Activities

Deer Stalking

Excellent deer stalking is available on several local estates around Lochinver, but this activity has to be booked well in advance of your visit here. Red deer stags are in season from 1st July to the 20th October, and red deer hinds from 21st October until 16th February.

The annual rutt or mating season begins anytime from around 20th September and is in full swing by early October. Listen to the roar of the stags echoing through the glens, as they shout out their challenge, zealously guarding their group of hinds. It is a spectacular display of strength as the stags lock antlers and fight for supremacy. For you, just a marvellous time to be out in the mountains observing nature at it's very best.

Bird Watching

Many different species of wild birds inhabit the Parish of Assynt. You can encounter golden eagle, buzzard, hawk, falcon, osprey, owl, and the occasional sea eagle, red and black throated diver, golden plover, mallard, teal, wigeon, woodpigeon, lapwing, to name but a few. Hosts of little birds, such as sparrow, robin, finch, wagtail, yellow hammer, thrush, blackbird, redwing, siskin, starling, and so on.

Common seabirds such as herring gull, yellow legged gull, common gull, tern, kittywake, puffin, guillemot, razorbill, and many many others.

I could go on, but there are volumes written on the subject already. This is just a little taste of what is here, so explore and seek them out, it is a paradise for birdwatchers.


North West Sea Kayaking is based in Lochinver, and if this is your thing, then they will provide you with everything you need for an enjoyable day out on the water. No matter what your skill levels are, you will be safely catered for in this most enjoyable environment, and all under the supervision of a suitably qualified guide. Explore the coastline in detail and see all the wonderful wildlife around our shores. You will not be disappointed.