The Argyll Trilogies

Plan to get active, Argyll style

A great day out on a whole other level! These Argyll trilogies are amazing for solo adventures or family and friends fun time, to explore three stunning places in one day.

You’ll end the day on a high from achieving and seeing so much!

The North Argyll Trilogy
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The Knapdale Trilogy
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The Benmore Trilogy
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The North Argyll Trilogy

North Argyll Forest
Arrive by road on the A85 heading from Oban and onto the A828 and local road to Glasdrum. From the North head south from the A82 onto the A828. By ferry from the Islands to Oban.

Beinn Lora 
A challenging climb through varied woodland at the foot of Beinn Lora is richly rewarded. The panoramic views are among the most memorable in Argyll. From the Eagle’s Eyrie on a clear day you can look over Benderloch to Mull, Lismore and beyond.

Sutherland's Grove
Walk among the mighty fir trees of Sutherland’s Grove, the oldest of which were planted in 1870 and the ancient oaks and Scots pines. The trails follow the gorge of the Abhainn Teithil burn, whose curiously-sculpted rocks create entrancing waterfalls.

Glasdrum National Nature Reserve
Overlooking Loch Creran, is the native woodland of oak, ash, birch and alder, an abundance of lichens, grassy glades and the mild, humid climate of the west coast, which makes this reserve one of Scotland’s best sites for butterflies.

The Knapdale Trilogy

Knapdale Forest
Arrive by road from A83 to A816 and on to minor Roads B841 & B8025.
By passenger ferry from Jura at Tayvallich. A limited local bus service provides public transport from Lochgilphead to Barnluasgan & Tayvallich.
Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve

Gaelic for ‘The Great Bog’ Moine Mhor is one of Scotland’s most ancient landscapes. Growing for over 5,000 years the 800 hectares of original peat bog is one of the largest examples of an estuarine raised bog in Europe.

Barnluasgan & Barrandaimh
Site of the Scottish Beaver Trial, Barrandaimh offers a Wildlife Visitor Centre and interesting walks to suit all levels including a 1 mile accessible path. Beavers continue to make their home in the nearby lochs and signs of their activity are easy to spot.

Taynish National Nature Reserve
A network of trails to suit all abilities lead the visitor through a variety of habitats including remnants of ancient oak woodland. One of the best examples of Temperate Rain Forest in Scotland and rich in wildlife, Taynish offers many opportunities for the
wildlife enthusiast.

The Benmore Trilogy

Argyll Forest Park
Arrive by ferry from Gourock, Tarbert or Bute. By road from the head of Loch Fyne or top of the Rest & Be Thankful (A83 on to A815).
Benmore Botanic Garden

In a magnificent mountainside setting Benmore offers 120 acres of world renowned gardens to explore. With a unique world wide plant collection ranging from Giant Redwoods to delicate ferns there is something to see all year round, and in all weather conditions. (Please note entry fee applies.)

Puck's Glen
An enchanting trail through a deep, narrow woodland gorge with waterfalls cascading down the hillside. The rich undergrowth and dense tree canopy creates a magical and evocative atmosphere that is great fun to explore.

Kilmun Arboretum
A hillside Arboretum where trees from around the world have been planted since the1930s to test their potential for timber supplies. With aromatic eucalyptus and conifers, monkey puzzles and ornamental maples there are trees here to be enjoyed with all of your senses!

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Please note listed sites are protected by law, please respect these treasured places when you visit by adhering to any signs you see and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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