Up to 4 hours depending on route Easy with more challenging routes available.
Wildlife enthusiast? This is the number one location on Glengorm for wildlife watching. Our route takes you past the 4,000 year old Standing Stones and along the edge of Sorne Forest. There are small patches of marsh, over which Hen harriers are often seen hunting. Woodcock and Snipe are regularly flushed along this track, as are Irish hares. Look out for Buzzards and Kestrels perched along the tree line or hunting over the pasture. Sparrowhawks flit along the forest margin; areas of native woodland provide fantastic habitat for songbirds and Red deer.
The view out towards the sea is one of the best on Glengorm, with Dun Ara fort visible on the horizon. As you continue towards Loch Mingary, you will almost certainly encounter some of Glengorm’s beautiful Highland cattle!
Laorin Bay and Loch Mingary are havens for aquatic birds, with Great northern divers, Red-breasted mergansers, Shielducks, Shags and gulls all frequently seen. Waders such as Curlew, Oystercatcher, Common sandpipers and Turnstone (to name but a few) enjoy foraging on the exposed mud. Otters and seals are regular visitors, and it is here that White-tailed eagles are sighted daily on Glengorm. In the forest lining the opposite bank of Loch Mingary there is an active Heronry.
- Fairly even under foot but rocky in places if you want to walk out to Laorin Point.
- Gentle slopes. Mostly dirt track & Cattle-grazed pasture.
- Can be muddy. To access Loch Mingary, a shallow ford must be crossed so waterproof footwear is advisable.