Guided Walks and Events

2019 Centre Opening Hours:- 10am - 5pm

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 Walks & Events

Thursday January 3rd: Open Day 1000-1600 and New Year Walk from 1100
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 dueng this period


Thursday 11th April 2019: 1400-1600
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 16th century farm visitor centre, we walk to a stunning viewpoint where we step back in time to see how humans shaped our natural landscape

Tuesday 9th April 2019 10.00-16.00
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.

Wednesday 17th April 1800-2100 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 21st April 1300-1500
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 23rd April 1800-2100 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 27th April 1800-2100 Beavers: Master Rewilders!
Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre
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 1st May 1800-2100 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 May 1200-1400
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!


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.