Virtual guided tour

Experience the sights and sounds of the Scottish Beaver Trial and Knapdale Forest in this virtual guided tour.

Follow Education Ranger, Olwen Hemmings, on a journey from the Barnluasgan Information Centre down to the loch side. Discover exactly where to look for beaver field signs including felled trees, gnawed branches and chew sticks - all with teeth marks! Explore the beaver dam, Knapdale’s beautiful vantage points and all the other wildlife that shares this habitat.

Inspired to visit?

A visit to the Scottish Beaver Trial is a fun, educational and unique day out.

Click here to plan your visit to the Scottish Beaver Trial.
Click here to download a copy of the Visitor's Guide.  

Looking to learn?

Click here to discover the resources available for schools in our Learning Zone.
Use these materials in the classroom or during a visit to Knapdale Forest.

Click here to download fun, family activities to enjoy during your visit.

Want to see more?

Click here to see the Knapdale beavers and the Trial field team in action.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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Comments of support

"This amazingly useful creature will have enormous benefits to woodland and wetland wildlife. You can play your part by supporting this exciting project." - Chris Packham

With thanks to

Beaver Trial Supporters
People's Postcode Lottery

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Beavers are back in Scotland!

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. This is the first time that a mammal has been formally reintroduced in UK history.

The trial population of beavers remains in Knapdale, and the Scottish Beaver partners are now focussing their efforts on re-enforcing this population to ensure its long term future.

Boosting the Knapdale beaver population

For updates on the beaver re-enforcement project, please visit the website of the Scottish Wildlife Trust or the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland by clicking on the adjacent logos.

The Scottish Beaver Trial website

Now that the Trial has ended, this website will no longer be updated. However, if you would like to browse our historical records on the website, please click the button to continue.

Scottish Beaver Trial RZSS Scottish Wildlife Trust