Visiting Mid Argyll and Kintyre
Gaze over breathtaking views, watch iconic wildlife, ponder ancient monuments or simply embrace the tranquillity to be found in the remarkabley diverse forests of Mid Argyll & Kintyre.
Walkers can explore these native and timber producing woodlands along waymarked trails, some shared with cyclists and horse riders.
Discover a landscape carved from rock, cloaked with trees and haunted by legend. This is where the kingdom of the Scots was born.
Forests to visit
Discover a wonder of prehistory in the heart of these woods – the greatest collection of Neolithic rock art in Britain.
Choose one of three routes through this thriving forest, winding around wooded hillsides and along its pebble beaches.
Explore the ancient Caledonian forest that stretches between Loch Awe and Loch Avich.
Try and spot a resident beaver - or at least evidence of their handiwork - in these native oakwoods.
From the top of Cnoc nan Gabhar you can sweep your eye from Ben Cruachan – the highest point in Argyll – to the island of Arran.
Unforgettable views across the Sound of Jura richly reward the steep climb through the trees that cloak Knapdale.
Forested slopes offer exhilarating crossings over high gorges, stunning hilltop views and pleasant strolls through peaceful woodland.
Stroll through the eastern reaches of the mighty Kilmichael Forest on a short trail at the foot of the Loch Glashan reservoir.
Step into a legendary landscape on a delightful trail that passes a prehistoric tomb named after a mythical hero and a ruined medieval dun.
Climb the hillside on a trail that starts by the ruins of a medieval castle above the pretty fishing port of Tarbert.