Future Projects

Our plans for the future of Cormonachan Woodlands

2016 to 2017

Extend the Cormonachan Woodlands Car Park that currently can park only two cars to eight vehicles including a minibus and disabled parking space

May 2016 - Planning permission applied for.

June 2016 - "Car Park Fund" launched to raise £4,000 for work to commence.

August 2016 - Two applications for funding applied for.

September 2016 - Planning permission received from Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

October 2016 - Extended car park site cleared of scrub and small trees by volunteers.

April 2017 - Planning permission revised & received to add two signs and two gates.

May 2017 - Funding and donations of £6,254.81 received for project to go ahead.

June 2017 - New car park opened on 29th June 2017

September 2017 - Official Opening date to be arranged

Note 1: Members Donations at launch on 1st June 2016 £289
Note 2: Open Day Sales & Donations on 12th June 2016 £71
Note 3: Friends of Loch Lomond & Trossachs Grant of £500 on 15th July 2016

Note 4: Member's Donation via PayPal Donate on 15th July 2016 £100
Note 5: Loch Goil Gala Day Competition/Sales £100 plus Donations £35.35 = £135.35 on 30th July 2016
Note 6: Private non-members' Donations £50 & £10 on 4th August 2016
Note 7: Members' donations £100 matched by £100 = £200 on 21st August 2016
             & Members' donations £20 matched by £20 = £40 on 21st August 2016
Note 8: Caravan & Chalet Owners Annual Coffee Morning at Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village
             Donation of £100.00 received on 7th October 2016
Note 9: Member's Donation on 15th November 2016 £25
Note 10: Members' Donations of 1 x £100 and 3 x £5 on 24th December 2016
Note 11: Private Donation £10.00 2nd February 2017 & AOEC Trust Ltd Donation £50.00 on 13th January 2017
Note 12: EB Scotland Ltd (Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - Argyll & Bute Council) £2,192.00
Note 13: LandTrust (Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - North Ayrshire Council) £2,367.00

Donations total = £6,254.81.

Project completed in just over one year!

2017 to 2018

Sculpture Trail around Cormonachan Woodlands existing paths to commence

Work by local artists to be sought in keeping with the woodlands.

So far there are five sculptures featured:-

Four interactive and hanging sculptures around the paths

Bunting on the Totem Pole on the Squirrel Trail

2018 to 2019

Conservation of Upper Cormonachan old village with access path project to commence 2017 onwards

Fund raising will be required as this is a major project.

Below is an extract from Discovery and Excavation Scotland 1957 - Upper Cormonachan

2019 to 2020

Create path from Upper Cormonachan old village to Cormonachan Burn and the Waterfalls

Fund raising will be required for this project.

We may well not achieve the above in the timescales mentioned but having targets gives the Cormonachan Woodlands Association Committee and its Members aims for the future...

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