Sunart oakwoods in springtime, Ariundle National Nature Reserve, Ardnamurchan. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve - NOT BUSY

We are doing our best to get back to normal but it will take some time to re-open all our facilities safely.

Our car parks are open but many public toilets remain closed; please plan your visit with this in mind.

We ask that you continue to follow Scottish Government and NHS guidelines and help protect yourself, your family and your local community:

  • Maintain hand hygiene
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines

While you are out and about, please take extra care to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Thank you for your patience and support; we look forward to welcoming you back safely.

​Hearts of oak

Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a precious fragment of ancient oakwood. A lush covering of mosses, lichens and liverworts flourish here in this Celtic rainforest. In spring, the woodland is rich in wildflowers. Listen to the amazing birdsong in the early mornings, look for butterflies and dragonflies or simply enjoy the paths and trails.

Find out more about visiting Ariundle Oakwood NNR.

Top attractions

Ariundle Oakwood NNR is renowned for its rain dampened oakwoods, which once covered the western edge of Britain. The oakwood was once cherished for fuelling the nearby iron smelter at Bonawe.

Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.

Contact

Reserve manager: Richard Kilpatrick

Scottish Natural Heritage
Torlundy
Fort William
PH33 6SW

Telephone: 01397 704716
Email: [email protected]

Find out more

Discover more about why Scotland’s National Nature Reserves were created and the partners who manage them.

Related Links

Follow our NNR Facebook page for up-to-date information on reserves across Scotland.

Follow SNH’s Scotland’s Nature blog and find interesting articles on Scotland’s natural heritage.

We work with Forestry Commission Scotland on many aspects of managing Ariundle Oakwood NNR.

Ariundle Oakwood NNR is a member of VisitScotland and the GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme).

Enjoyed your visit?

  • Make a donation to support nature and visitor facilities on our NNRs.
  • Let us know what you thought on TripAdvisor.