Guided Walks and Events

The centre is now closed until Sunday March 24th 2019. However there will be a number of events and talks at the centre throughout the winter (see below). We will update the website with dates and details once available.

If you would like us to provide a presentation on a natural history theme, or to talk about our work in regard to the reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale, we will be happy to provide details and costs.

Similarly we are available year round for bespoke walks showing you the latest activities of the Knapdale Beavers or on a natural history subject of your choice.

Contact us at info@heartofargyllwildlife.org

2018 Events

Sunday 2nd December 11am-3pm: Christmas Open Day
Join us for some fantastic natural history themed Christmas gift ideas. Our wood-burning stove will keep the centre warm and cosy and there will be hot chocolate and other drinks available...and cake, of course! We will have a winter quiz to give you the opportunity to get out and about and find out how are plants and animals cope through the winter months.

Sunday 16th December 2pm-5pm: Members Winter Warmer
We couldn’t do what we do without you!! Come and join us for mulled wine and mince pies (other cakes will be available!) for a round up of another very successful year. We will have some Christmas-themed activities and a selection of the best camera trap footage from 2018.
All members welcome.
If you are not yet a member and would like to join full details are on the ’Get Involved’ page.

2019 Centre Opening Hours:
March 24th to November 1st 2019:- 10am - 5pm

March:
24th & 27th.

April
3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 24th, 25th, 26th.

May
1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st.

June
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th.

July
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th, 31st.

August
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th.

September
4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th.

October
3rd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st.

November
1st


2019 Walks & Events

January
Thursday January 3rd: Open Day 10am-4pm
Plus New Year Walk from 11am
Happy New Year!! Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a lung-filling walk. We will be open for the day and looking at how our wildlife copes with the winter weather. The fire will be on and, if you can fit any more in, there will be plenty of cake!

Jan 22nd to May 5th: ’Dippy on Tour’: Natural History Adventures with the Natural History Museum
Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast will be visiting the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. Dippy hopes you’ll get out there and explore Scotland’s amazing natural history, and what better place to start than in the heart of Argyll. Alongside Kilmartin Museum we will host a variety of Natural History Adventures during this period.

March
Sunday 24th: 10am-5pm
Spring Opening Celebration
Throw off the winter cloaks and join us at the wildlife centre to celebrate the start of spring.

April

Tuesday 9th: 10am-3pm
Get Prehistoric! Try Woodworking, Stone Painting & Fire Lighting
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre
Drop everything modern and find out how we used to live. Light a fire using different materials, paint a stone to leave in the landscape and create something amazing from wood.
Suggested donation £3.00 per person.

Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th: 2pm-4pm
Evolving Landscapes: A walk through time!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre. Easy walk 1km walk on forest track.
Suggested donation £3.00 per person.
Starting from our 17th Century visitor centre, we walk to a stunning viewpoint where we step back in time to see how humans shaped our natural landscape.

Wednesday 17th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Friday 19th:
Easter Event with Kilmartin Museum

Sunday 21st: 1pm-3pm
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich
Carsaig Bay is bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Children £3, accompanied adults go free!

Monday 22nd: Pond Dip
Venue to be confirmed
Something stirs in the water, what amazing creatures will you find in your net? Nets and buckets supplied. Children £3. Adults go free!

Wednesday 24th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 25th: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh

Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

May

Wednesday 1st: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Sunday 5th: 6am -9am
Beaver Believers Breakfast Walk
An opportunity to catch a sight of the beavers as they come off the night shift! followed by breakfast at the wildlife centre. Please note times may change once we’ve established the beavers’ early morrning routine.
Booking is essential for ths event.

Sunday 5th: 12pm-2pm
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich

Carsaig Bay is bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Children £3, accompanied adults go free!

Wednesday 8th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 15th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 22nd: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 23rd: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

Wednesday 29th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

June

Wednesday 5th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 12th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Sunday 16th: 11am-1pm
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich
Carsaig Bay is bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Children £3, accompanied adults go free!

Wednesday 19th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 26th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 27th: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

July

Wednesday 3rd: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 10th: 2pm-4pm
Pond Dip
Venue to be confirmed
Something stirs in the water, what amazing creatures will you find in your net? Nets and buckets supplied. Children £3. Adults go free!

Wednesday 3rd: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 17th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 24th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 25th: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

Wednesday 31st: 10.30am-12.30pm
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich
Carsaig Bay is bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Children £3, accompanied adults go free!

Wednesday 31st: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.


August

Wednesday 7th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 14th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Friday 16th: 1pm-3pm
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich

Carsaig Bay is bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Children £3, accompanied adults go free!

Wednesday 21st: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 22nd: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

Wednesday 28th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

September

Wednesday 4th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 11th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 18th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for a walk in the Atlantic Rainforest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Wednesday 25th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre, Knapdale
Join us for our final beaver walk of the year in the amazing napdale Forest and see the results of nine years work by nature’s ecosystem engineers – the beavers.
Adults £6. Children £3.00.

Thursday 26th: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.

October

Thursday 24th: 10am
Moth Magic at Barrandaimh
Join us at opening time when we will open up the moth trap set the night before and help us identify some of Argyll’s stunningly beautiful moths.



Charges: Our walks and event costs vary but are usually £6 per adult, £3 per child unless otherwise stated. Family tickets (up to 2 adults and 2 children) £14. Booking is highly recommended, please get in touch by either phone or email.(Details on Contact Page). All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our walks and events may be changed due to weather conditions etc. Please check back here regularly. Any changes will also be advertised on Facebook and Twitter. Booking for walks is advised (tel. 01546 810279 or 810218 or info@heartofargyllwildlife.org) we can then ensure you have a place and can be advised of any changes if necessary.

We can also arrange bespoke walks around the Beaver lochs or on a wildlife subject of your choice. Prices start at £60 for up to 6 adults for a 2 hour walk in Knapdale. Please contact us for more details.