Wildlife on the Ben Damph Estate

Only a few hundred yards from the Log House, a resident family of otters can be seen. Seals and porpoises are commonly spied in Upper Loch Torridon, and golden eagles are frequently observed soaring high overhead and occasionally the visitor is privileged by a glimpse of a white tailed eagle.

The huge quantity and diversity of bird life includes buzzard, golden eagle, peregrine falcon, merlin, grey heron, ptarmigan, red grouse, black-throated and red-throated divers, dipper, curlew, great and lesser black-backed gulls, cormorant and raven to name just a few.

Red and roe deer are widespread and often encountered even on short walks. Pine martens inhabit the woodlands and soay sheep roam wild on the estate.

The woodland on the Estate provides a great variety of plant life. An ancient woodland of sessile oak and silver birch on the border of Loch Damph has been designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), with over 200 species of vascular plants identified on the site. 200 acres have been fenced off for natural regeneration on the Estate, and a further 200 acres of woodland planted with native species.