As Scotland celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, the Lochaber region is getting set to host the second Wild Lochaber Festival. The week-long festival is a celebration of the diverse nature and stunning landscape of the Scottish region that is home to some of the most iconic images of the national landscape – Ben Nevis, Glencoe, the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the Small Isles… and somewhere where you can watch otters playing in the morning, take a boat trip to see whales, dolphins, basking sharks and sea eagles during the day and enjoy seeing pine martens feed in the evening.
Running from the 18th to the 25th of May 2013 the Wild Lochaber Festival casts a spotlight on the Lochaber region’s abundant nature and the great outdoors featuring a series of events such as wildlife walks, guided sea kayaking, Land Rover safaris, talks, boat trips, photography competitions and one of the best opportunities to see Scotland’s ‘Big 5’ species – otter, golden eagle, red deer, harbour seal and red squirrel – in a mere half a day on one of eight brand new nature trails that will be unveiled at the festival.
There are events to suit all ages. Daily highlights include: wildlife and historical walk around Canna Bay (Saturday 18th May), sea kayaking on Loch Moidart (Sunday 19th May), Knoydart otter walk (Monday 20th May), Rum geology day (Tuesday 21st May), Loch Shiel cruise (Wednesday 22nd May), landscape photography day (Thursday 23rd May), hidden valleys walk – Glencoe (Friday 24th May) and the Eigg Qigong experience (Saturday 25th May).