Scottish Wildlife Trust Knapdale Reserve

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Place Category: Nature, Nature Reserves, Where to Go, and Nature Reserves

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  • 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 partnership project which has reintroduced beavers to the UK for the first time in 400 years on a trial basis.

    This ancient atlantic oak woodland is Scotland’s very own rainforest, rich in plants and animals it is an important site for otters and lower plants. Look closely at these amazing plants which cover every tree and rock.

    Visit the Barnluasgan Information Centre or access the reserve via the Forestry Commission car-park at Loch Coille Bhar.

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