More about Loch Arkaig Pine Forest
Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is one of the UK’s most significant remaining fragments of native Caledonian pinewood. It lies within an iconic landscape of s...Read more
This special place is now in our care. The journey to restore it begins.
In March 2016, the Woodland Trust launched a bid to raise funds to buy and restore 2,500 acres of magnificent but degraded ancient Caledonian pinewood on the shores of Loch Arkaig in the Highlands of Scotland.
The opportunity to buy this iconic landscape was time-limited with less than nine months to raise the necessary funds. But, in partnership with local group Arkaig Community Forest, we secured fantastic support from individuals and organisations across the UK and succeeded in raising the £500,000 needed to buy the land.
Now that Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is safe in our hands we are actively planning its future. Our site manager is currently consulting with experts to draft a management plan which we aim to complete in summer 2018. We will consult with stakeholders to approve the plan and hope to start ground work in early 2019.
Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is one of the most significant fragments of ancient Caledonian pinewood remaining in Scotland. But it is degraded. We estimate it will cost £4,000,000 to restore over the next two decades.
We’re in this for the long haul and we hope you can help us succeed.