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The North Harris Eagle Observatory

Glen Meavaig, HS3 3AW, Scotland
+44 1859 502222
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Nice walk - shame about the eagles

We visited on an overcast day and the cloud base was quite low. If there were any eagles about they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peeceecee
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Skipton, United Kingdom
Great walk

Simple, reasonably flat walk in to the valley, quite short only took around 30 mins so nice to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joyesinclair
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (5 reviews)
“bird hide” (3 reviews)
“gravel path” (3 reviews)
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Glen Meavaig, HS3 3AW, Scotland
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+44 1859 502222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on an overcast day and the cloud base was quite low. If there were any eagles about they were not flying low enough to emerge from the cloud base. Fortunately we were lucky enough to see one eagle soaring over the loch during...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple, reasonably flat walk in to the valley, quite short only took around 30 mins so nice to get out of the car after the journey down from Lewis. We were very fortunate to see the eagles but looking at the visitor book they are...More

Thank joyesinclair
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an easy walk from the car park to the hide, following the gravel path. It took us about 45 minutes one way to get there (we were not fast hikers). Do bring lots of water if going on a hot day as there...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We only had three days on Harris and it was quite late in the day when we stopped at the parking area to walk to the observatory. It said 2 kms but I would say it was at least 2 miles.It didn't matter the weather...More

Thank 57dotty
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This is a straightforward 2k walk across a dramatic and fairly bleak landscape from the car park on the road to Hushinish. Alternatively, you can walk from the main road south just above Ardvourlie but it is a much longer walk. The hide is quite...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Arrived about early pm Pleasant walk it's about 30 min walk to the hide at a steady pace so not that far but the scenery makes it a very enjoyable walk through the glen path is well maintained. We spotted one eagle from the hide,...More

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

A very long walk , probably two miles from parking spot rather that the 2 Kms as stated on sign post. A very beautiful walk in this wild valley . Sadly didn't see any eagles and neither had the people who had been there for...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We enjoyed the walk up the glen and spotted a pair of golden eagles flying over the ridge as we walked. The scenery is wonderful. The track is easy walking and there isn't too much uphill. Bring binoculars! The bird hide isn't large but was...More

Thank Annie G
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely walk up the glen to the observatory. I guess the best bird watchers are patient and prepared to wait a long time to see things. We loved the walk, unfortunately saw no eagles in the half hour we sat in the observatory,...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

The track is good, metal/gravel I agree it seems longer than 2k but that wasn't a problem . The observatory is a modern structure providing good shelter from wind and rain....remember to take your binoculars, there are no scopes or binoculars provided When we visited...More

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