These wild woodlands are mostly oak and ash, their trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens. Where sunlight penetrates between the trees, smaller flowering plants – such as bluebells, violets, bugle and marsh thistle – flourish in the lime-rich soils. These woodland glades also act as suntraps for over 20 species of butterfly, such as the rare pearl-bordered fritillary and chequered skipper.
Whether you choose to wander the trail or just sit at a viewpoint, take some time to enjoy this green haven of natural calm.
Find out more about visiting Glasdrum Wood NNR.
- Visit in spring when the woodland is carpeted with wildflowers.
- Follow our short trail to explore this precious habitat and enjoy the views over Loch Creran.
- Watch butterflies – including the rare chequered skipper – at one of the best places in Scotland.
Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.
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Reserve manager: Heather Watkin
Kilmory Industrial Estate
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