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Amharc-lann Àird a’ Mhulaidh 

Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory

This building highlights the fantastic resource the community has in the 100ha mixed native woodland on Ardvourlie Common Grazings.  This area is now one of the finest examples of native woodland habitat in the Outer Hebrides and benefits from a well-surfaced loop path and large car park to facilitate public access.


The Woodland Observatory sits in an elevated position, offering 270 degree views up and down Gleann Bhìogadail and over Loch Seaforth. It offers shelter halfway around the loop path, and an opportunity to see the increasing number of birds in the maturing woodland and learn about the local environment.  Ardvourlie Woodland has a lot to offer, and we hope this project will encourage more people to visit and explore the area for themselves.  Thanks are due to local crofters for their help and cooperation with this project.

Facilities on site: shelter, seating, interpretation.

More on what you might hope to see during your visit to the observatory is available below.

Coille Àird a' Mhulaidh 

Ardvourlie Woodland 

Iolairean Buidhe

Golden Eagles 

Amharc-lann Aird a’ Mhulaidh

Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory

Getting there...

Find Ardvourlie Woodland Carpark on the main spinal route (A859), 11 miles north of Tarbert and 25 miles south of Stornoway.  

The loop walk around the woodland is approximately 2 mile or 3km, and shouldn't take more than 40 minutes.  However, you are welcome to stay as long as you like! 

Overnight parking is permitted at this location.

The North Harris Trust gratefully acknowledges Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 for funding the Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory Project.
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