Glenfinnan estate montage Photograph

Wildlife in Glenfinnan

Wildlife | Birds | Flora

Glenfinnan Estate is rich in flora and fauna. Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of wild animals during the course of their stay at the Lodge. Estate manager Alistair Gibson can arrange special trips if guests require guided tours to see specific animals or flowers.


  • Red/Roe deer
  • Fox
  • Badger
  • Mink
  • Pine Marten
  • Blue Hare
  • Chequered Skipper
  • Long eared and pipistrelle bats
  • Slow worm
  • Lizard
  • Wild cat

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Click here for a full ornithological survey . The following are the most common:

  • Meadow Pippit
  • Wren
  • Chaffinch
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Siskin
  • Robin
  • Whinchat
  • Red Grouse
  • Dipper
  • Wheatear
  • Willow warbler

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Glenfinnan is famous for being one of only two places in Britain to find Diapensia Lapponica. This plant survived the Ice Age - the location is however kept secret to protect it. Other plants found are:

  • Orchids
  • Foxglove
  • Irises
  • Aspen
  • Witch Elm
  • Caledonian Pine
  • Monkey Puzzle trees
  • Commercial Forestry

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chequered skipper butterfly
The rare chequered skipper butterfly
Scottish Wild Cat
The Scottish Wild Cat
diapensia lapponica
The rare Diapensia Lapponica