A number of Forestry Commission Scotland’s popular woodland trails in West Argyll have suffered storm damage from the recent strong winds.
For public safety, a number of trails have had to be closed whilst fallen trees are removed and broken branches made safe.
The good news is that the damage to the forests is not extensive and the Commission expects all their trails to be back open before the Christmas holidays.
The public are advised to keep an eye on the Forestry Commission Scotland website where the situation in West Argyll is being continually updated.
The current position for West Argyll’s most popular trails is as follows:
- Sutherland’s Grove: the car park is open with the short all-abilities walk open. However all other trails closed. This is also due to intensive harvesting works this week.
- Beinn Lora – closed.
- Knapdale – open.
- Kintyre – open.
- Glen Orchy – the main picnic site access is closed but the forest is passable.
- Kilmichael – most trails are still closed.
- West Loch Awe – a number of trails are still closed.
Visit the Commission’s website here to check on the developing situation for your chosen forest.