Guided Walks and Events

The centre will reopen on Wednesday March 27th 2019.

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

2019 Centre Opening Hours:
March 27th to November 1st 2019:- 10am - 5pm

March:
27th. 31st

April
3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 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

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.

February
Sunday 24th:11am to 4pm
Feed the wildlife (drop-in event)
As spring approaches our wildlife really starts to feel the pinch, in fact March and April are the leanest months for many of our native species. Join us for a day of making simple feeders (and the food).
£3 charge for make and take.

March
Sunday 31st: 10am-5pm
Spring Opening Celebration
Throw off the winter cloaks and join us at the wildlife centre to celebrate Mothers’ Day and the start of spring.

April

Tuesday 9th: 10am-4pm
Get Prehistoric! Try Woodworking, Stone Painting & Fire Lighting. A Natural History Adventure in conjunction with Kilmartin Museum.
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.
Booking is essential for this event.

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.
Make sure you visit Kilmartin Museum on the morning of the 11th for their walk through time through Kilmartin Glen

Wednesday 17th: 6pm-9pm A Natural History Adventure
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.
Booking is essential for this event.

Friday 19th:
Easter Event with Kilmartin Museum

Sunday 21st: 1pm-3pm A Natural History Adventure
Seashore Safari, Carsaig Bay, Tayvallich
What better place to celebrate spring! 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!
Booking is essential for this event.

Monday 22nd: 2pm-4pm Pond Dip
Taynish National Nature Reserve
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 A Natural History Adventure
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.
Booking is essential for this event.

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.

Sunday 28th: 6pm-9pm
Beavers: Master Rewilders! A Natural History Adventure
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
Booking is essential for this event.

May

Wednesday 1st: 6pm-9pm A Natural History Adventure
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.
Booking is essential for this event.

Sunday 5th: 6am -9am
Beaver 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 this event. All prices include breakfast: Adults £7, Child £4, Family ticket £18

Sunday 5th: 12pm-2pm A Natural History Adventure
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. All adults must be accompanied by a child.
Booking is essential for this event.

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.

Thursday 23rd: 9.30pm - 10.45pm
Bats at Sunset
With our bat detectors we will meet at the Dunardry car-park next to the Crinan Canal and walk towards Bellanoch. We will be looking to find both Pipistrelle and Daubenton’s Bats. There’s also the chance to encounter some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits Moine Mhor.


Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
Beavers Rewild Knapdale!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the start of the Scottish Beaver Trial and the release of beavers into Knapdale. A week of beaver-related events: walks, displays, crafts etc. learn all about this amazing animal, back and thriving after a 400-year absence, and it’s role in rewilding our native habitats.

Monday 27th May: 10am - 4pm lunch provided

Wild Food - Foraging event
Explore the delights that our area has to offer for the table with our expert forrager Roisin Lyle-Collins.
10 places only for this event - pre booking and pre payment essential. £45 per person

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
It’s Father’s Day. bring your Dad along to Carsaig Bay! It’s bursting with marine life; hermit crabs, butterfish, anemones and pipefish to name but a few! What will end up in your bucket? Just £3 will get you and your Dad a bucket and a net. Mums are welcome to. All adults must be accompanied by a child.

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 Taynish National Nature Reserve
Something stirs in the water, what amazing creatures will you find in your net? Nets and buckets supplied. Children £3. Adults go free!

Wednesday 10th: 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.

Friday 19th: 9.30pm - 10.45pm
Bats at Sunset
With our bat detectors we will meet at the Dunardry car-park next to the Crinan Canal and walk towards Bellanoch. We will be looking to find both Pipistrelle and Daubenton’s Bats. There’s also the chance to encounter some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits Moine Mhor.

Wednesday 24th: 11am -4pm
Red Squirrel Day
Mary-Anne Collis of ’Saving Scotlands’s Red Squirrels’ will be helping us run a series of red squirrel themed activities, includin a guided walk.

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.

Sunday 11th August: 10am - 4pm lunch provided
Wild Food - Forraging event
Explore the delights that our area has to offer for the table with our expert forrager Roisin Lyle-Collins.
10 places only for this event - pre booking and pre payment essential. £45 per person

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.

Friday 30th 8.15pm - 9.45pm
Bats at Sunset
With our bat detectors we will meet at the Dunardry car-park next to the Crinan Canal and walk towards Bellanoch. We will be looking to find both Pipistrelle and Daubenton’s Bats. There’s also the chance to encounter some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits Moine Mhor.

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 4 adults for a 2 hour walk in Knapdale. Please contact us for more details.