Please note forestry operations are taking place on the reserve to cut back trees under power lines from 3 February 2020. Diversions may be in place for the safety of visitors during this time.
An ancient semi-natural woodland typical of the Scottish Atlantic coast, Shian Wood stands on a low, flattened ridge jutting out of Loch Creran. In spring, the floor is cloaked with wildflowers, enticing many butterflies.
- Carpets of spring flowers
- Saltmarsh on loch edges
- Enjoyable short circular walk
Best time to visit?
- May to Jun for spring flowers
- May to Jul for breeding birds
Woodland birds dart through the trees and breeding birds nest where wet heath merges into reedbeds and saltmarsh near the shore.
A waymarked path weaves through the reserve.