Glasdrum Wood is a superb example of one of Scotland’s Celtic rainforests. Clinging to the lower slopes of Beinn Churlain, rising up from the shores of Loch Creran, the mild, wet Atlantic climate provides the perfect conditions for ferns, mosses and lichens to flourish. An exciting array of invertebrates species thrive here, such as the rare chequered skipper and pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies.
Ash and oak dominate at Glasdrum, their trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens. Where sunlight penetrates between the trees, smaller flowering plants take hold and provide a rich larder for butterflies like the rare chequered skipper. Otters are known to slip cautiously between the woodland and the clear waters of Loch Creran.
Facilities include a car park, a picnic area and a steep woodland trail.
- Car park
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wildlife viewing
Glasdrum, Argyll, National PA38 4BQ