The Isle of Eigg is a diverse island with coastal land, unimproved farmland, willow and hazel scrub, native woodland, raised bog and moorland.
Wildflowers and arctic-alpines flourish here, otters hunt along the coastline and birds of prey soar high above. Seals, dolphins and minke whales are often spotted from the ferry.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a member of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, which manages much of the island.
The nearest mainland town is Mallaig, some 16 miles from Eigg by the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry. Access is for foot passengers only; cars cannot be taken. To reach Mallaig, take the A82 north from Fort William and about 1.25 miles from the town turn west (left) onto the A830. During the summer months, a private ferry runs each day except Thursday from Arisaig, about 9 miles south of Mallaig. This ferry will stop when whales or dolphins are spotted.
From the ferry, head to the shop where there is an interpretation panel and various guides for walkers.
Access to this island is by ferry. For sailing details, visit www.calmac.co.uk or www.arisaig.co.uk
Mallaig (13 miles)
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at