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  • A bird-of prey in level flight with wings extended
    The hen harrier (image courtesy of RSPB/ Andy May- rspb-images.com)
  • A group of people on a boat are all marvelling at the large basaltic column rock formations on the island
    Fingal's cave on island of Staffa near Iona

The Argyll landscape is rich and varied, encompassing high peaks, ancient oak woodlands, grassland, heath, salt marshes and long rocky shorelines. You'll find stunning examples of all of these, plus the assortment of  birds, mammals and plants that inhabit them, in the numerous nature reserves across the region

For birdwatchers, the RSPB's Loch Gruinart Reserve and Visitor Centre is a must-see on any itinerary. Whichever time of year you visit, there's always something to see from the viewing centre and hides or on one of the reserve's trails, be it corncrakes, chough and wintering geese or deer and butterflies.

Take a wildlife cruise out to the imposing isle of Staffa, close to Mull, to see a rich mix of seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.

Back onshore, explore the trails through Britain's largest ancient oak woodlands at Taynish National Nature Reserve or through the Atlantic rainforest at Glasdrum Wood NNR on the shores of Loch Creran.

Moine Mhòr reserve covers some of Scotland's oldest landscapes and.is also one of the few in Britain which takes in saltmarsh, peat bog, woodland and hillside. If you're lucky, you'll be able to spot the fast-moving hen harriers hunting over the moss whilst the summer light catches on the glint of a dragonfly or butterfly.

Explore the listings of nature centres and reserves in Argyll & The Isles and plan your day with nature today.

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  1. Scottish Beaver Trial

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    Lochgilphead

    The Scottish Beaver Trial has been responsible for reintroducing beavers 400 years after being hunted to extinction.

  2. Kilmun Arboretum

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    Dunoon

    Kilmun Aboretum is a woodland circuit which is part of Argyll Forest Park near Dunoon in Argyll.

  3. Burg

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    Mull

    Located on the Isle of Mull, the exposed location of Burg is open to the full force of the Atlantic weather.

  4. Moine Mhòr

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    Crinan

    Moine Mhor is a nature reserve with a mixture of mossy hummocks and open pools rising in a shallow, peaty dome.

  5. Bute Forest

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Bute

    Welcome to Bute Forest, a unique area of forest on the Isle of Bute with walks for all ages.

  6. Glen Nant

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    Taynuilt

    Glen Nant is a nature reserve located 3 miles south of Taynuilt, in Argyll, on the B845.

  7. Staffa National Nature Reserve

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    Mull

    Staffa is an island found 10 km west of the Isle of Mull.

  8. Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Appin

    A beautiful range of walks around our new Nature Reserve. Woodland, moorland, and mountain, and Lochans to sit by, or try the new higher level walk for spectacular views of Loch Linnhe and beyond. There is also FREE WI-FI at the Reception cabin too!

  9. RSPB Loch Gruinart Reserve

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Bridgend

    Loch Gruinart Reserve and Visitor Centre is open all year round with beautiful trails and hides. Guided walks Apr-Oct. See website for details of our events. Great for corncrake, chough, deer, breeding waders, & wintering geese

  10. Taynish

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Tayvallich

    Taynish is an ancient deciduous woodland and is one of the largest in Britain.

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