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. For more information, visit the Scottish Beaver Trial website.
The reserve is located approximately 7 miles north-west of Lochgilphead at the north end of the Kintyre peninsula in the heart of Argyll. To get to the Barnluasgan Information Centre, take the A816 road to Crinan and then the B8025 to Tayvallich. Public buses also run from Lochgilphead to Tayvallich a few times a day.
Visit the Barnluasgan Information Centre or access the reserve via the Forestry Commission car-parks.
Barnluasgan Information Centre gives up-to-date information on the wildlife you can see in the area, including the beavers.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at