Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

Come and let us show you the fantastic variety of nature the Mid Argyll area has to offer. We provide an Environmental Interpretation Officer (Ranger) service within Knapdale and its surrounding area offering wildlife guided walks and themed events throughout the season in Knapdale based at our visitor centre at Barrandaimh.

We want to share our passion for the natural beauty, wildlife, biodiversity and cultural heritage of Mid Argyll and to help conserve it for future generations. One of the ways we do this is via our guided walks in Knapdale and Argyll that take place throughout the year.

Wildlife tourism is very popular in this area of Scotland, hardly surprising given our stunning scenery of hills, woodlands and coastlines and the huge variety of species that can be seen here. We have all of Scotland’s big five – red deer, red squirrel, golden eagle, otter and harbour seal, as well as so much more! We have white tailed sea eagles, osprey, pine marten and a huge variety of flora and marine life. We are situated in Knapdale, the home of the Scottish Beaver Trial from 2009 to 2014. The beavers are now here to stay and you can join us on one of our Beaver Walks and find out about these amazing creatures and the best places to see one.

We like to encourage the recording of our local flora and fauna. This improves our knowledge of the species we have in our local environment and enables us to protect vulnerable species. See our Recording page for more info and how you can get help.