Isle of Coll is a stunning wild retreat blessed with a wealth of flora and fauna.
Its summer carpet of wild flowers is simply awesome. Also look out for Basking
Sharks, sea birds and migrants like the rare Corncrake with its distinctive rasping
Visit three of the British Isles' top locations for watching
wildlife from Lundy to Walney Island.
- Check out island nature watching opportunities from
birds and Basking Sharps to flowers and fauna.
of Coll - Visitor Guide
of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
information - 08707 200 610 and 08707 200 630
RSPB reserve - 01879
Ferry information - Caledonian
MacBrayne - 08705 650000
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Survey:||OS grid reference NM167563.|
attractions:||Machair and wild flowers.
Basking sharks. RSPB reserve - birds.|
Outdoor walking shoes. Flower
identification book. Binoculars for watching Basking Sharks and birds. Camera.
hire available at RSPB reserve.
The best time to see
the Corncrakes is the early summer when the meadow grass is slightly shorter.
RSPB reserve - guided walks available.
Machair - carpets
of over 300 wild flowers.
access: Varies depending on the area of the island visited. Several natural sites
with varying terrain.
RSPB reserve - a natural site with unimproved
paths and trails so access may not be suitable for all. Contact the reserve prior
to your visit to discuss your needs.
is limited accommodation on the Isle of Coll including hotel, self catering, bed
and breakfast, caravan and camping facilities.
at RSPB reserve.
The ferry sales regularly
from Oban and takes about three hours.
Most people travel to Coll
on a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry.
During the summer there are daily sailings
from Oban. In winter there are three sailings every week.
the summer of 2006 are ferry sailings to and from Coll to Barra, once per week
on a Thursday. There is even a Calmac Hopscotch supplement for those wishing to
combine Coll/Tiree with an outer isles experience.
The main village
is Arinagour, located just 1 km from the CalMac ferry terminal.
reserve - located six miles west of Arinagour on the B8070. Car parking at reserve.
reserve and Totronald Stables Visitor Centre - open at all times.
but there are specific charges for activities and boat and ferry trips.
reserve - free.
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