Entries by Douglas Locke

Adopt a Tree

Trees for Life – your chance to adopt a tree for £5 or 10 for £40 as one of our members suggested this would be a good way to remember loved ones by and it will also help increase the ‘Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund’ too. A standardised small tag/plaque could be added to a […]

Coop Local Community Fund

Cormonachan Community Woodlands, Loch Goil Spaces We wish to provide 15 more information signs around our 2.5km circular path to explain what visitors are able to see when walking there. Please support this cause – become a Coop Member if you are not already one – https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration. 1% of what you spend on most Co‑op products […]

Local funding target reached!

Great News, the “Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund” has now reached £12,646.30 from members donations and GoRaise donations following two very large donations by the Lochgoil Community Trust of £4,000 and another of a similar amount from one of our members. So with the target reached for the 5% (£12,500) of the grant application of […]

‘In memory of Liz Evans’

A photograph by Steve Lester and a tribute by his wife, Ellie Lester – visitors to the Contemplation Shelter in Cormonachan Woodlands My husband took this photo when we were walking in the woodlands. It is an emotive and beautiful moment taken in a magical environment. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues […]

”Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund” – An Update

The ‘Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund’ has now reached £4,500 from local funding. We need to reach £12,500 to be able to apply for Lottery Heritage Funding of £237,500 in November 2019. That will leave us to find the balance of the construction costs amounting to £73,484 and we have already applied for a number […]

”Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund”

A Funding Appeal ”Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund” For the Conservation of Upper Cormonachan, the old village and access to view the beautiful Cormonachan Waterfalls with 2 km of new access paths with four viewpoints from the Contemplation Shelter by the existing 2.5 km of paths and joining up with the forest road to the […]

Invasive Non Native Plant Awareness Day

Monday 2nd September 2019 Three Villages Hall, Arrochar, G83 7AB Free event run by Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Woodland Trust & Argyll Small Woods Cooperative. What are invasive non-native plants? How do you control them? What support is available? A day of presentations, discussions and field visits between 9.30 am and 4 pm […]

Carrick Fayre – Sunday afternoon 14th July 2019

The Cormonachan Woodlands Association had its marquee at the Carrick Fayre on Carrick Castle green that was run by Douglas Locke, Secretary and Dennis Bolt, Membership Secretary. The weather was perfect for the event and it was very well attended and obviously enjoyed by all. Eight new members joined the Association on the day, bringing […]