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Nature – the Heart of Argyll – Scotland

Watch the Knapdale Beavers swimming in a loch, or even go on a Beaver Safari. Explore the idyllic Faerie Isles on Loch Sween. Uncover life in the woods with local experts and see wild deer roam free and birds of prey soar in the sky. Discover woodland art in Blarbuie woods or spot otters playing in secluded bays.

Venture out to sea on a wildlife boat cruise on one of the many sea lochs and beyond to watch seals, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, minke whales, and sea eagles. Take time to enjoy the amazing abundance of birds on the Moine Mhor (great moss) as it leads into the Add Estuary near Crinan. Short-eared owls, redshank and even an osprey, if you’re lucky.

These are just some of the extraordinary adventures awaiting you in the Heart of Argyll.

  • Scottish Wildlife Trust Knapdale Reserve

    Steep, rocky ridges – or ‘knaps’ – cloaked in woodland, separated by narrow, often flooded ‘dales’, create a landscape unique in Scotland where land juts out into the sea at Loch Sween. The site is owned by Forestry Commission Scotland. Knapdale is home to the Scottish Beaver Trial, a unique Read more [...]

  • Sealife Adventures

    Experience a whale search and wildlife watching boat trip around the Firth of Lorne Special Area of Conservation, including the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Cruises depart from the mainland near Oban – All ages welcome! The local Special Area of Conservation is one of the best protected areas in Scotland and Read more [...]

  • Taynish National Nature Reserve

    Taynish, where the ancient oakwoods sweep down to the shore, where lichens and mosses form nature’s carpet and bog myrtle and heather grow together like old friends. The remnants of the past are still visible today, each holding their stories of the past as the otters and deer, the woodpeckers Read more [...]

  • Venture West

    Welcome to Venture West – based in one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland – Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura. Offering unforgettable boat trips around the West coast of Scotland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may encounter Osprey, Minke Whales, Seals, Porpoises, Dolphins Read more [...]

  • Walks in the Heart of Argyll

    There are so many opportunities for walking and wildlife spotting throughout the Heart of Argyll from the challenging Kintyre Way and Knapdale Hills to more gentle strolls along the Crinan Canal and the harbour promenade in Tarbert. The 20km Dalriada Heritage Trail was launched in Kilmartin Glen in 2011. It Read more [...]

  • Wild Argyll

    Nature, People and Inspiration. Explore one of Europe’s most fascinating and dramatic landscapes on a bespoke adventure. Our journeys by kayak or on foot can be quite short but our journeys of the mind go far and wide. Discover extraordinary natural and cultural worlds and enjoy freedom, fresh air, fun Read more [...]

  • Woodland Trust – Crinan Wood

    Crinan Wood it is often described as a remnant of Scotland’s own rainforest. It is home to a vast variety of ferns and lichens and 24 species of bird. Spectacular views west to the Isle of Jura, east across the River Add estuary and the Moine Mhor and north to Read more [...]