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.
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.
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.