Year-round, Isle of Coll:
With its long, white shell sand beaches, sand dunes and machair grassland, the RSPB reserve at Coll is a stronghold for the rare corncrake. Other breeding birds on the reserve include redshanks, lapwings and snipe. In the winter, large numbers of barnacle and Greenland white-fronted geese use the site. Even the trip across to Coll from t ;
he Sound of Mull is an experience, offering visitors a possibility to get very close to diving Gannets and Auks, and see Shearwaters, Petrols and even White-tailed Sea Eagles. If you’re visiting with children, borrowing a free Explorer backpack will guarantee them a great day out! They’re available from Totronald Stables Visitor Information Centre and contain bug jars, binoculars and guide books to help children get the most out of their visit. Six miles (9.6 km) west of Arinagour, Isle of Coll, on the B8070. Grid reference: NM167563.