Knapdale Wildlife Reserve

  • knapdaletrust

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

Related Listing
  • Steep, rocky ridges – or ‘knaps’ – cloaked in woodland and 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 and was home to the Scottish Beaver Trial, a partnership project that has seen the reintroduction of beavers to Scotland for the first time in more than 400 years.

    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 such as bryophytes, liverworts and mosses. Look closely at these amazing plants that cloak the trees and rocks in green.

    The best time to see beavers is at dawn and dusk, but during the day you can look out for signs of beaver activity such as gnawed tree trunks and areas of flattened vegetation leading down to the water’s edge.

    The Barnluasgan Information Centre is a useful stop to learn more about the site and how you can make the most of your visit. Car parking is at Barnluasgan or Loch Coille Bharr, from which you can explore on foot.

    If you are interested in a guided walk, please contact the Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation.

  • No Records Found

    Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

    Google Map Not Loaded

    Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.