The west coast of Scotland is a pretty incredible place. Wildlife and wildlife lovers alike flock to the Hebrides; the coastlines are a haven of natural wilderness, the skies filled with the cry of sea birds and in the seas lurk enigmatic and wondrous creatures. Within the waters around these shores whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks can be spotted.
Each site on The Hebridean Whale Trail is special and will offer a tantalising opportunity to spot some wondrous, yet elusive, sea creatures. The trail will take you to dramatic headlands and sea lochs, to white sandy beaches and bustling harbours.
The Hebrides are brimming with special places where land meets sea; where natural and cultural heritage are interwoven.
You might not make it to every site on the trail, but whether you spend some time exploring one of the areas or just dip-in to visit one site, this trail will take you to some truly incredible places and open your eyes to the mysterious world beneath the waves.
Oceans and Seas, Plants and Animals
The Hebridean Whale Trail encourages accessible, low-impact whale-watching from land, which for many is a new way of approaching marine wildlife spotting.
The Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust is leading this exciting initiative, teaming up with local community groups, conservation charities, businesses and individuals to create a trail that has community at its heart. By working together, we aim to raise awareness and celebrate the incredible marine life here on Scotland’s west coast.