To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site.  Learn more

Allow cookies

Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland

Aline, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

Type:Bird of Prey Trail

Add Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland to your Itinerary

Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
  • Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
  • White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
  • Product Image
  • Product Image

Book Tickets Online

About

Location 3

From the car park, a good track leads down to the shore of Loch Seaforth 1 mile away. Loch Seaforth, the longest, fjord like sea loch in the archipelago is a good area for white-tailed eagles. This is where white-tailed eagles first bred successfully in Lewis after their re-introduction and continues to be an attractive area for both species of eagle. Golden eagles can often be seen over the distant ridges and the woodland supports a pair of sparrow hawks.

When to visit?

Eagle species, buzzard and sparrow hawk can be seen here throughout the year.

Spotting Tip

In flight white-tailed eagles can be distinguished from golden eagles by their broader wings, shorter wedge shaped tail and larger protruding head and bill. Due to their size sea eagles are often referred to as ‘flying barn doors!’

Other wildlife

The shore of Loch Seaforth is well used by otters and red deer are often seen around the woodland edge especially during winter.

How to get there?

Aline Community Woodland is located in Southern Lewis. The car park is adjacent to the A859 (the main road between Tarbert and Stornoway), 3 miles north of the Lewis/Harris border.

Trail Map

 

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

What's Nearby

  1. The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a…

    1.47 miles away
  2. This Bonnie Prince Charlie monument is in the village of Arivruach, Lochs - on the main…

    1.56 miles away
  3. A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land…

    3.03 miles away
  1. The golden eagle is one of two eagle species found on Harris

    3.07 miles away
  2. The red deer is Scotlands largest land mammal.

    3.32 miles away
  3. An unmistakable mammal perfectly adapted to living in the water.

    5.85 miles away
  4. “We are an oasis of good food, warmth, art and cheeriness”

    We are a gallery and…

    5.89 miles away

  5. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book The Chessmen, Fin has given up his job as a…

    6.09 miles away
  6. A medium sized moor land wader with a short bill dark underparts and golden upperparts

    6.13 miles away
  7. Flowering moorland plant that sets the moors alight in June and July.

    6.13 miles away
  8. The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a…

    6.31 miles away
  9. Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

    8.03 miles away
  10. Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert,…

    8.07 miles away
  11. Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert,…

    8.07 miles away
  12. This visitor centre, hostel and cafe have good views over the shore of loch Erisort, a…

    8.31 miles away
  13. With some of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in all of Europe, North…

    8.32 miles away
Previous Next

My Planner

You can build your own holiday itinerary here! Just browse our site and click this button to add to your itinerary when you see something you like. If your planner is not finished, simply click save and you can come back to it later on! You also have the option to send your itinerary to our tailor made holiday partner.

Places to Eat

Our Islands