Co-op Local Community Fund Update

Cormonachan Community Woodlands, Loch Goil

Through the Coop Local Community Fund we have provided 15 more information signs at a cost of £256.60 soon to be erected around our 2.5 km circular paths to explain what visitors are able to see when walking there and since this funding target was reached in June 2020 further funding will go towards the Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund.

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This fund has so far reached £951.13 as at 9th September 2020 and remains open until October 2020.

About this cause
Cormonachan Community Woodlands Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation that maintains the 63.9 ha Cormonachan Community Woodlands for conservation, education and recreation. Over 1,000 primary school children visit the woodlands annually for outdoor education visiting from the Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre and the Lochgoilhead Primary School. Currently there are 2.5 km of paths in the woodlands and we are now trying to expand the paths by a further 2 km to include the Upper Cormonachan old township (medieval settlement) and the beautiful waterfalls. We have so far raised over £15,082.73 locally for the ‘Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund’ as at 9th September 2020.

How this cause brings people in the community together
The Cormonachan Community Woodlands have many members supporting the running of the organisation. Local volunteers help maintain these 63.9 ha of ‘Ancient Semi-Natural Woodlands’ which are mainly native Atlantic oaks and hazel trees. The woodland paths are open 24/7 and are free, to encourage more and more visitors and locals to use the paths where red squirrels can be seen from the hide.

This fund at the Coop will remain open until 24th October 2020. Please support this cause – become a Coop Member if you are not already one –
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