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Knapdale

Knapdale is an unspoilt and sparsely populated region of mid Argyll, bounded to the south by the Kintyre peninsula and to the north by the Crinan Canal. Walkers, sailors and cyclists are all drawn to the remote, rugged beauty and wonderful wildlife of the area. Knapdale is a place sculpted by the great forces of nature – volcanic and glacial activity has uplifted and scoured the land while the Atlantic Ocean helped carve out its intricate coastline.

The wild western coastline of Knapdale, including the lovely Kilberry peninsula, offers empty beaches and beautiful views to the inner Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura. Knapdale Forest spreads from coast to coast, and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into Scotland.

This distinct Argyll region is also home to some fascinating historic attractions, including Keills Chapel near Tayvallich and Kilmory Knap Chapel. Both chapels are in glorious settings and contain a fascinating array of carved stones and medieval grave slabs.
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