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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Long, lovely and lush

Loch Awe is Scotland's longest freshwater loch. Its gentle shores are fringed with impressive conifer forests and gorgeous old oakwoods carpeted with mosses, ferns and wildflowers in summer.

The forest wildlife here is varied and incredibly rich. There are big red deer and tiny wood ants, scampering red squirrels and soaring golden eagles. Spend a week exploring the waterfalls, hill lochs, crannogs, picnic sites and miles of waymarked trails and forest roads, and you'll still have plenty more to see.

A young boy is carried on a man's shoulders

Dalavich Oakwoods

Start here for atmospheric trails, tumbling waterfalls and the story of Argyll's ancient oakwoods at the Dalavich interpretation centre.

 

A family of three eating at a forest picnic bench

Cruachan

Feel small in the cool shade of Mackenzie's Grove: these big trees could be the tallest in the west.

Branches and leaves of a broadleaf tree

Glen Nant

You'll love the abundant wildlife and characterful coppiced oaks in this secluded and very special National Nature Reserve. 

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