About Knapdale Forest
Knapdale Forest is situated in a National Scenic Area and is flanked to the north by the Crinan Canal and to the west by the Sound of Jura and Loch Sween. The name is derived from the Gaelic description of its striking topographical features; Cnap (hill) and Dall (field).
The walks, picnic sites and cycle routes within Knapdale are situated close together and are designed to allow access to a variety of habitats and to provide interest and enjoyment to all those who use them.
Barnluasgan Information Centre provides the ideal starting point to find out more about the Scottish Beaver Trial. The centre has information on where to look for Beavers and how the Beavers have arrived back to Scotland after 400 years!
Beavers are more likely to be seen at dusk and dawn. Best viewing spots are on the walking trail or viewing platform around Loch Coille Bharr. Bring your binoculars, walking boots and midge nets on your visit.
The Barnluasgan Wildlife Trail Phototrail is now online on the Fieldfare Trust website. Phototrails provides detailed accessibility information for trails throughout the UK.
How to get there:
Lochgilphead is the nearest town or village.
From the A816 one mile north of Loghgilphead, follow the B841 towards Crinan, turn left at Bellanoch onto the B8025 towards Tayvallich taking you into the heart of Knapdale.
OS Grid Reference: NR794889
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Crinan Harbour
Barnluasgan Information Centre
Gleann a Gealbhan
Loch Coille Bharr