Guided Walks and Events

Centre Opening Hours:- 10am - 5pm

We reopen on Easter Sunday April 1st 2018.

Our April opening days will be:-
Sunday 1st - Friday 6th inclusive
Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th inclusive
Wednesday 18th
Wednesday 25th
Sunday 29th

More opening days will be added here soon.


2018 Walks & Events
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.


April
Thursday 5th April, 6pm Beaver Walk
Our first of the season! Find out what our famous residents have been up to during a walk from our centre around Loch Barnluasgan. Please note this walk starts from the our HAWO wildlife centre at Barrandaimh. Not the FCS Barnluasgan car-park.

May
Tuesday 1st May, 10am Moth Morning
Moths are amazing! Come and see what has found its way into our trap overnight. HAWO wildlife centre.

Monday 7th May 10am-5pm Badger Day
Join us at the HAWO wildlife centre for the start of National Badger Week. Lots of badger activities all day and our local badgers on film.

Monday 7th May, 6pm Beaver Walk
All the latest updates on the Knapdale beavers during a walk from our centre around Loch Barnluasgan. Please note this walk starts from the our HAWO wildlife centre at Barrandaimh. Not the FCS Barnluasgan car-park.


What to bring: Suitable clothing for the weather (raincoats and sun protection - this is Argyll!) midgie repellent/net and sturdy footwear suitable for rough terrain, wellies are good for pond dipping!
Binoculars if you have them - but not to worry if you don’t, we have some to share. It’s always worth bringing along your camera.
For an evening event a torch is handy and for our bat event if you have a detector so much the better!
It is not recommended that dogs accompany us as they may affect wildlife sightings, but if you have no other option, please ensure they are on a lead.

How to get there: From the A816/B841 junction (Cairnbaan) - 3 miles north of Lochgilphead.
Barnluasgan car park: Follow B841 through Cairnbaan to Bellanoch, turn left onto B8025 signed Tayvallich, after 1.5 miles take left fork at war memorial. Forestry Commission car park immediately on left.
Car park grid reference: NR790910
Car park postcode: PA31 8PF
HAWO visitor centre: Follow B841 through Cairnbaan to Bellanoch, turn left onto B8025 signed Tayvallich, after 1.4 miles you will see our ’visitor centre’ sign take left turn down forestry track for Barr an Daimh. 600m along track is our car park next to wind vane. Also accessible on foot from Barnluasgan by following the route around Loch Barnluasgan and turning up the hill at the southern end (signed for viewpoint).
Car park postcode: PA31 8SN
Taynish NNR: Car park is 1 mile south of Tayvallich, off the B8025, down Taynish Rd. The access road is a single track road with passing places with an aggregate surface.
Car park grid reference: NR737852
Car park postcode: PA31 8PW

All of the above locations can be accessed via
the same public transport route. Full timetable here.

Bespoke Walks: We offer bespoke guided walks for private groups in Knapdale centred on your particular wildlife or environmental interest. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. For example walks of 2 hours duration are charged at £15 per head with a minimum charge of £60 per walk.
We can also issue a voucher if you wish to gift a walk for a special occasion.

Talks: We are also happy to deliver talks at your event on a variety of wildlife subjects from beavers to bees! Please get in touch. We are happy to come to you or why not choose Barr an Daimh as a unique event space?

If you have any queries regarding any of the information here please get in touch via our Contact Page.