"An unforgettable experience in magnificent surroundings. Great days out and each filled with adventure."
Skye weeks are held on the east coast of The Isle of Skye in the Kylerhea-Kinloch area. Kylerhea is a small village that overlooks Kyle Rhea, a strait that separates Skye from the mainland. This hidden corner of the island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, is rich in culture and history and offers spectacular scenery, including great views of the Cuillin mountains.
We work with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) on their Kinloch Hills Native Woodland Restoration Project. This is a 7,400-hectare site where FCS is working to restore native woodland, heath and bog. Our eventual aim is to link this forest with that around Kylerhea, to create an unbroken band of native woodland. Volunteer tasks include planting native broadleaves (in the spring), removal of non-native species, ecological survey work and fence removal. Some of the work sites are remote and require long walks over rough terrain, so a good level of fitness is necessary.
We often see the magnificent white-tailed sea eagle on Skye weeks, as well as golden eagles. A variety of coastal bird species are regularly seen, including cormorants, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes and fulmars. Seals abound along the coastline, as well as otters.
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