The Project

This joint woodlands project started in 1998, with co-operation between Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Loch Goil Community Trust, Loch Goil Primary School and Forestry and Land Scotland who own the original 20.3-hectare (50.2 acres) northern section of Atlantic Oak Woodlands. Formal agreement was reached with Forestry and Land Scotland for the partnership to be responsible for managing the woodlands to improve their bio-diversity and also to develop them as an education resource.

The Broad Aims of the Project are to: –

  • Manage the Atlantic Oak Woodlands in a way that enhances the variety of habitats.
  • Develop the area as an education resource for teaching environmental concepts, introducing people to traditional woodland crafts. Help people appreciate the ‘magic’ of woodlands.

The woodlands are accessed from the car park G.R. NS 196 975.

Argyll & Islands Enterprise (A.I.E.) provided funding for both stage 1 and 2 of the project.

The Cormonachan Community Woodlands Ltd took over from the Cormonachan Woodlands Association on 1st April 2020 that had been managing the woodlands since 2015. It now manages 63.9 ha (157 acres) of Cormonachan Community Woodlands from Clach Bhadach in the north to Upper Cormonachan and Cormonachan Burn in the south.