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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Panoramic sea views and wonderful wildlife

Visit Knapdale to watch wildlife, explore ruins, discover lochs, enjoy great views – and maybe even meet a beaver. There are plenty of enticing trails, from gentle strolls around Barnluasgan Loch or across the gorge at Dunardry to more challenging rambles and cycle rides up the ‘knaps’ and down into the ‘dales’ for magnificent loch, canal and sea views.
 
There’s plenty of wildlife here but the stars of the show are Knapdale’s reintroduced beavers: find out more at Barnluasgan Information Centre. There’s a wealth of history too, including ancient Castle Dounie, a holy well, abandoned villages and the remarkable Crinan Canal.

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Dunardry

Make royal connections at Dunardry: climb to the ‘height of the high king’ for spectacular canal and sea views.

 

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Crinan

Bird’s eye views of the Sound of Jura and the Inner Hebrides from old Atlantic oakwoods above Crinan’s pretty harbour.

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Barnluasgan

The best place to start exploring Knapdale, with its Information Centre, scenic woodland trails and the chance to spot beavers.

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Gleann a Gealbhan

Wind through the woods to the atmospheric ruins of the village of Arichonan, with sweeping Loch Sween views.

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