This now-peaceful woodland is a rare surviving fragment of the native oak woods that once spread along the Atlantic coast from Spain to Norway. Ariundle is a treasure house of primitive plants with a huge diversity of mosses, lichens, liverworts and ferns growing over the damp woodland floor. These are fascinating reminders of some of the earliest forms of vegetation on Earth. The woodland is also home to rare and beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.
You are welcome to explore Ariundle Oakwoods NNR at any time. Please park in the Forestry Commission car park on the access road from Strontian.
There is a track from the car park to the reserve and shortly after crossing the boundary you have the choice of continuing along the track or choosing the woodland or nature trails. Alternatively you can combine the two trails to create a 5km loop.
- Cycle path (inc mountain bike trails)
- Historical features
- Natural Heritage Service - Ranger Service
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Strontian, Sunart, Argyll, National PH36 4JB