Knapdale Forest

Knapdale Forest by munki-boy

Knapdale Forest

Knapdale Forest is located 7 miles to the west of Lochgilphead, in the Heart of Argyll. Situated in a National Scenic Area, it is flanked to the north by the Crinan Canal and to the west by the Sound of Jura and Loch Sween.

The name is derived from the Gaelic description of its striking topographical features; Cnap (hill) and Dall (field).

Knapdale Forest is one of the most stunning parts of Scotland and is home to some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife.

This stunning landscape boasts Atlantic woodlands, beautiful coastlines, hills and glens.

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.

Beavers also share this landscape with ospreys, red squirrels, otters and golden eagles.

Thousands of years of human occupation can also be seen in the area, including prehistoric forts.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 22  July  2018

Knapdale Nature Reserve map