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Great Trossachs Forest

Glen Finglas is part of one of the most significant woodland regeneration projects to take place in a generation.

The Great Trossachs Forest stretches from just outside Callander to the shores of Loch Lomond. With Glen Finglas in the east, the RSPB’s Inversnaid nature reserve in the west and Loch Katrine (managed by the Forestry Commission) in the middle, the project covers an area equal in size to Glasgow.

Ultimately it will be one of the largest native broadleaf woodlands in the UK, providing visitors and local people with a range of opportunities to experience this iconic landscape.

Eventually, a large mosaic of woodland and open habitats will be created. Ecosystems damaged through years of over exploitation will be restored and enhanced to increase the potential of wildlife to adapt to climate change. In addition, the partners are working together to encourage as many people as possible to experience the incredible natural beauty and unique cultural heritage of the area.

An outdoor learning pack for secondary schools, events aimed at primary school pupils and an Art and Literature Trail are just some of the projects already in place to help people get the most out of a visit to The Great Trossachs Forest.

Work has also begun on exciting projects such as a visitor gateway at Glen Finglas, a natural play trail, a long distance path connecting the forest, visitor facilities and a smartphone app.

The Great Trossachs Forest is the legacy project of the Scottish Forest Alliance (SFA), a unique collaboration between BP, Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB Scotland and the Woodland Trust Scotland. The SFA is committed to delivering this flagship project to create a showcase for sustainable land management.