Largiebaan

This large, diverse reserve consists of bog and heath, with patches of acid grassland and native woodland. The 4-mile coastal strip provides spectacular panoramas of the Atlantic from the top of steep cliffs where breeding seabirds perch precariously and arctic-alpines sprout through the scree.

Orchids and other wildflowers flourish on the slopes and arctic-alpines sprout through the scree.

The Kintyre Way goes through the reserve.

Grayling © Philip Precey

Why visit?

  • Golden eagles and other raptors
  • Breeding seabirds on cliffs
  • Orchids and other wildflowers
  • Feral goats

Best time to visit?

  • Jun to Sep for wildflowers
  • All year round for stunning views

Visit for:

  • Archaeology
  • Mammals
  • Scenery
  • Geology
  • Coasts
  • Peatlands
  • Wildflowers
  • Grasslands
  • Birdwatching

Directions

From Campbeltown, head towards Southend then follow the B842 south, taking a right turn for Homeston and then another right for Largiebaan.

Getting round this reserve

Largiebaan is a working sheep farm, so please keep dogs on leads, particularly during lambing. Keeping dogs on leads during the breeding bird season (April to August) will also reduce disturbance.

 

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