Ferry Wood

I have been merrily posting about Ferry Wood but it may not be clear to readers where it is! It is off the B8024 on the Ardpatrick Estate in South Knapdale, Argyll, on Scotland’s west coast, at the mouth of West Loch Tarbert: the loch that separates Knapdale from the Kintyre peninsula and runs up to Tarbert on the shores of Loch Fyne.

The wood is part of a SSSI and is known amongst ecologists for its rare mosses, liverworts, lichens, ferns and fungi. It’s a fragment of the iconic Celtic rainforest which makes it truly special. In the picture below I’m pointing out Lobaria amplissima on a boulder – the only place in the whole wood where I’ve found this species.img_3645


About edwardtyler

I live in Kintyre, the long peninsula acting as a natural breakwater for the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow. A Permaculture and Transition practitioner, I am working with fellow community activists to co-create a resilient and vibrant local bioregion.

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