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.
- Scotland’s very own rainforest
- Invertebrates, amphibians and bats
- Atlantic oak woodland
Best time to visit?
- May to Jul for woodland plants
- Spring to catch a glimpse of beavers
- Anytime for woodland walks
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.