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Glencripesdale Nature Reserve

Stunning views, and perhaps an otter sighting, will reward you when you make the long trek to this remote woodland.

Glencripesdale Nature Reserve sits on the south shore of the wild and untamed Loch Sunart. Its damp and shady broadleaf woodland supports a lush growth of ferns, mosses, liverworts and lichens.

The reserve is protected as part of both Sunart Site of Special Scientific Interest and Sunart Special Area of Conservation.

Scottish Natural Heritage owns and manages the reserve.

Best time to visit

April to mid-August, when the wild flowers are in bloom and woodland birds are breeding.

Facilities

The reserve has no facilities, but a forest track allows access to the woodland.

Location

Glencripesdale Nature Reserve
National Grid reference: NM 724 616

Getting there

Glencripesdale is on Loch Sunart’s southern shore. Turn off the A884 at Liddesdale when you see the sign for the reserve. Continue to the end of the public road, where you can park your car. It is then 5 miles along a track to reach the woodland. The track continues for the length of the reserve.

Contact

Scottish Natural Heritage
The Governor’s House
Fort William
PH33 6BA

Telephone: 01397 704 716