About Dalavich Oakwood Trail
This trail takes you through an enchanting Caledonian Forest Reserve. Look out for red squirrel, pine marten, woodpeckers and many other woodland inhabitants.
The small Barnaline Interpretation Centre in the heart of the Oakwood has exhibits and activities to interest all members of the family.
How to get there:
From Lochgilphead, follow the A816 one mile north of Kilmartin, then follow the B840 to Ford then the unclassified road to Dalavich. Barnaline car park is at the eastern end of the village.
From Oban or Glasgow, follow the A85 to Taynuilt then the unclassified road south to Kilchrennan and Dalavich.
OS Grid Reference: NM970139
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Birds: The whole range of north western woodland bird species can be found here - keep your eyes open for dippers, finches, blue, long tailed, great and coal tits, gold crest, and tree creepers. The much less frequent pied flycatcher and redstart can occasionally be seen as well. We have information about Osprey
Habitats: The Dalavich Oakwoods are one of the largest unique remnants of the forest type that used to occur all the way up Britain's western seaboard; they are Europes temperate rainforests. Much of the 160 hectares are protected as a Site of Special Scientfic Interest (SSSI) and we are expanding the reserve every year. We have information about Upland oakwood
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