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Flora & Fauna

Peatland is an internationally rare wetland habitat which supports populations of important breeding, migratory and over-wintering birds.


You may see the following birds on this scenic trail:

White tailed sea eagle, golden eagle, hen harrier, raven, snipe and jack snipe, golden plover, stonechat, skylark, red grouse, passing whimbrel (usually May), fulmars, gulls, shags, cormorants, gannets, oyster catchers, guillemots, black guillemots and razorbills.


Seapinks, wild primroses, bell heather, cross leaved heath, common milkwort, bog cotton, lady smock/cuckoo flower, crowberries, fern, heath bed straw, tormentil, common lousewort, golden rod, creeping thyme.


Orca whales, minke whales, rissos dolphins, white sided Atlantic dolphins, bottlenose dolphins.

You may also spot grey seals and common seals.

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