The old footpath to Ballinluig Tummel Island is closed due to a major landslide and is likely to remain closed indefinitely.
Tummel Shingle Islands reserve is one of the rarest habitats to be found in the UK – freshwater shingle. The shingle provides an ever-changing environment in which invertebrates and over 400 species of plants thrive, ranging from lesser marshwort and bird’s-nest orchid to mosses and field gentian.
Best time to visit?
- Jun to Aug for wildflowers
- Jun to Aug for butterflies
- Anytime for scenery
These rare shingle islands attract birds such as oystercatchers, common terns and redshanks. More than 380 different plants have been recorded, as well as many butterflies including the Scotch argus and common blue.