Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods

Site overview: This site is made up of mudflats and sandflats. European otters have made this site their home.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


56° 48' 17" North,
5° 39' 43" West

Surface Area

17.61 km2
(6.80 mi.2 )


77.93 km
(48.42 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Intertidal mudflats and sandflats (Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide)


  • Otter (Lutra lutra)