Credit: Steve Carter / WTML
Ben Shieldaig, Scotland
In the breathtaking north west Highlands, our first mountain Ben Shieldaig rises from the shores of Loch Torridon. Two different types of ancient woodland can be found spread over its 3,800 acres (1,540 ha), survivors from when the west coast of Scotland was one giant rainforest. We have embarked on a 20 year restoration plan here that will include increasing native woodland and creating new havens for wildlife.
A generous gift in a will, alongside support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery and a national well-supported fundraising campaign, was instrumental in Ben Shieldaig’s purchase.