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Only a mile from the park. A small walk and very peaceful.

Shian Wood is a fine example of the ancient semi-natural woodlands typical of the Atlantic coast of Scotland. The wood stands above the surrounding land on a low, flattened ridge of land which juts out from the southern shore of Loch Creran. Dominated by fine mature oaks festooned in mosses and lichens the canopy in spring covers a carpet of primrose, wood sorrel and bluebell and is home to many species of woodland bird.

Best time to visit:
Spring for flowers and breeding birds

Visit for:

For more information vist Scottish Wildlife Trust's website www.swt.org.uk

• Access Information
The reserve is directly adjacent to the parking area. Go through the gate, and follow the track up the hill. Waymarkers indicate the footpaths.

• Directions
Shian Wood lies on the south shore of Loch Creran, on a minor road off the A828(T) north of Benderloch. On the north side of Benderloch, leave the A828 and take the minor road sign posted to South Shian. After about 1.5 miles, at a crossroads, turn left for the Island of Eriska. The parking area for the reserve is on the right about 3/4 mile from the crossroads, before you reach Balure Farm.

The above access and directions - Courtesy "Scottish Wildlife Trust"

Download the walk map (pdf)




on 13/11/2010 Stevie c said:

Great walk <2 hours for full walk, suitable for all ages, great views and wildlife.nice wee afternoon out n about.

Outdoor ActivityDogs AllowedChild Friendly
Shian Wildlife Walk
Distance - 1 miles

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