Bird of Prey Trail - Craigston

Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XS

Type:Bird of Prey Trail

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Location 13

When to visit?

The eagle species are seen throughout the year.

Spotting Tip

Eagles are most easily spotted as they break the skyline, so frequent scanning of the ridge lines is the best way to spot them.

Other wildlife

Lapwing, redshank and snipe breed on the surrounding croft land whilst the plaintive calls of golden plover can be heard on the moorland ridges.

How to get there?

Take the turnoff to Craigston from the circular A888 on west coast of Barra. The turnoff is three miles north of Castlebay and 6 miles from the Sound of Barra ferry terminal.

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What's Nearby

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    0.7 miles away
  2. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

    1.3 miles away
  3. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

    1.34 miles away
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  2. Built in 2000 for Barra & Vatersay Housing Association (now part of HHP) by Ben Tindall…

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  3. Platanthera bifolia
    This delicate coloured orchid, becoming quite rare, can be found at …

    1.85 miles away
  4. A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

    2.18 miles away
  5. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

    2.37 miles away
  6. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

    2.42 miles away
  7. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

    2.42 miles away
  8. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

    2.52 miles away
  9. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

    2.52 miles away
  10. A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore…

    2.58 miles away
  11. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

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  12. This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low…

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  13. Traigh Mhor is the beach where the plane lands - the only scheduled plane landing that…

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