1 The car park has a number of Buddleia bushes, so worth looking for butterflies and bees here in late summer before making the climb into the oak woods.
2 Best to stop and scan when using the footpath as the many steps make looking before you step hazardous. Listen out for songs in spring, with plenty of chances of some fine woodland birds.
3 Open areas give you the chance to scan for mountain birds, as well, with migrants found in the birch woodland around you.
4 Check the many bogs for signs of dragonflies with some real northern crackers here for you to find. Look for signs of deer around you, as well as the tell-tale droppings of Pine Marten.
5 Drop back onto the road for your return, listening for traffic, not birds! Scan the loch for Otters, eagles, herons, ducks and waders.