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St Kilda National Nature Reserve.

This is one of the most remote islands in Britain, but St Kilda's landscapes, birdlife and human history are truly outstanding.

It is a hard place to get to, but for those who make the trip there are outstanding rewards. the trip and you're guaranteed one of the experiences of a lifetime.

Highlights: The islands support the largest gannet colony in the world and over a million seabirds in total. St Kilda also has its own subspecies of wren and field mouse, as well as a wild flock of primitive Soay sheep.

Best time and how to visit
May to July for seabirds and best weather. St Kilda lies 50 miles west of the Outer Hebrides and is only accessible by cruise ships or charter boat from Oban, Miavaig (Lewis) and Berneray (North Uist).

Access to islands other than Hirta is by prior arrangement with the seasonal warden.

Facilities
Seasonal warden. Small camp site. Regular National Trust for Scotland work parties. Ground very rugged and sea conditions often rough. No dogs allowed.

Contact
National Trust for Scotland, Balnain House, 40 Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HR
Tel: 01463 232034.
SNH, Stilligarry, South Uist HS8 5RS Tel: 01870 620238.

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.

 
 

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