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.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • 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:

  • birdwatching
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • peatlands
  • coasts
  • geology
  • scenery
  • mammals
  • archaeology

Other information

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

The Kintyre Way goes through the reserve.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

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

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Getting onto the reserve
Access restrictions

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.

Nearest town
Campbeltown (10 mi / 16.1 km)
OS grid ref
NR614143
Landranger map
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FURTHER READING

About Largiebaan

Links & downloads

Reserve map

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