Water and Wildlife Week

The Crinan Canal has been called the most beautiful shortcut in Britain – and not without reason! Scottish Waterways Trust will be there next week to take part in an exciting week of events with Heart Of Argyll Wildlife, Scottish Canals, Scottish Natural HeritageKilmartin Museum and British Dragonfly Society.

We will be discovering and celebrating the wonderful wildlife and plant life which calls the canal home, with special guided walks and family activities, plus crafts throughout the week at Dunardry. Come and join in!

Water and wildlife crafts and activities all day every day in the marquee at Dunardry, plus:-
Monday
  • Wildflower Survey & Mini-Beast Hunt 11am – help us identify and record the plants and animals that live alongside the canal bank.
  • Birds on the Add Estuary 3pm – meet at the Bellanoch bird hide for an hour of birdwatching over the estuary.
Tuesday
  • Wildflower Survey & Mini-Beast Hunt 11 am – help us identify and record the plants and animals that live alongside the canal bank.
  • An overview of the Moine Mhor 2pm – a guided walk along the canal towpath towards Bellanoch to take a look at the raised peat bog and learn about what makes it so special.
Wednesday
  • The History of the Crinan Canal 11.30am – a 1hr guided walk and question session on the fascinating history of the canal from construction to present day with Scottish Canal’s Heritage Manager Chris O’Connell.
  • Tides and the Sea Workshop 2.30pm – meet at the marquee for a workshop and fun activities all about the sea with Kilmartin Museum Education Officer Kirsty Jackson-Stark.
Thursday
  • Moth Morning 9.30am – come and see what we find in our traps from overnight and help us record our local moths.
  • Wildflower Survey & Mini-Beast Hunt 11am – help us identify and record the plants and animals that live alongside the canal bank.
  • Fungi Foray 2pm – meet at Barnluasgan car park and venture into Knapdale Forest with us to see what mushrooms and toadstools we can find.
Friday
  • Wildflower Survey & Mini-Beast Hunt 11am – help us identify and record the plants and animals that live alongside the canal bank.
  • An overview of the Moine Mhor 2pm – a guided walk along the canal towpath towards Bellanoch to take a look at the raised peat bog and learn about what makes it so special.
  • Bat Walk 8.30pm – help us identify the species of bats we have feeding over the canal at night and listen to them calling and feeding with the use of our detectors.

Points of Interest

Use the legend to find things to do around the Crinan Canal