Knapdale Forest is surrounded by a National Scenic Area and is partially bordered by the Crinan Canal and the Sound of Jura and Loch Sween.
Its name derives from the Gaelic description of it striking topographical features - Cnap meaning hill and Dall meaning field. There are number of routes, trails, cycle routes and picnic sites through the forest which are situated close together and are designed to allow access to a variety of habitats. Most of them start from the Barnluasgan Interpretation Center and provide an excellent riding experience, interest and enjoyment to all.
From the A816 one mile north of Lochgilphead, follow the B841 towards Crinan, turn left at Bellanoch onto the B8025 towards Tayvallich taking you into the heart of Knapdale.