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Welcome to WildSmiths

WildSmiths are husband and wife team, Greg and Sarah Smith. We offer guided wildlife walks on the Isle of Coll. Welcome to our website.

WildSmiths – This Year

Greg and Sarah Smith ©WildSmiths

We have now moved permanently to the Isle of Coll and will be offering our wildlife guiding services on every day of the week for the rest of the year. Since the relaxation of the tourism lockdown here in Scotland, we’ve been leading regular walks on the island for groups and individuals all in pursuit of our mission to unlock and share the best of Coll’s wildlife.

Carved by our friend Adrian Nation at Ladyfield Farm ©WildSmiths

We’ve had some wonderful wildlife moments with guests this year: Otters and Sea Eagles, Red-throated and Great Northern Divers, Twayblades and Early Marsh Orchids, Bottlenose and Common Dolphins, Great and Arctic Skuas, and even Short-necked Oil Beetles.

So, as well as our guided walks, we are also available for more bespoke adventures (for up to four people): day-long hikes into the interior; extended sea-watching sessions in search of otters, dolphins and basking sharks; or focused events looking at some of the plants, birds or geology in more detail.

All our activities will be carried out safely and responsibly, under the latest Covid rules – in the interests of our customers and the wider island community. We have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and are certificated under the Scottish government’s Good to Go scheme.

Do get in touch if you’re coming to Coll and would like to experience its wildlife, landscapes and scenery in the company of expert guides. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Greg and Sarah

Greg has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the plants, birds, habitats and history of the island, showing us things we would never have found on our own.

JanandDavid, May 2021, Tripadvisor

Greg and Sarah were great guides, and our walk with them was a fantastic way to kick off our time on Coll!

Mithila F, September 2020, Tripadvisor

I would highly recommend anyone who comes here to book a walk with Wildsmiths as soon as they can.

RockyandLuna, June 2021, Tripadvisor

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