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Adam, Hampshire


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Ken, New Zealand

"A fantastic place with fantastic people and fantastic scenery."
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Glen Affric

"Wonderful to be in such peaceful surroundings."
Helen, Forres

"Beautiful place, enjoyable and satisfying work. It's great to be able to contribute to nature so directly."
David, Edinburgh


Conservation Week Locations

Each Conservation Week is based in a particular part of our Project Area, with the week’s tasks at different sites in the locality. The accommodation will usually be a short drive of around half an hour from the sites, but may be longer due to the remoteness of some work locations.

Please click on each site for further information about the location, its wildlife, the type of work you will participate in and ideas for your day off.

Dundreggan Pinewood

Near Loch Ness, Dundreggan is an area of 10,000 acres of wild land owned by Trees for Life. It has been described as a ‘lost world of biodiversity’, with over 1,000 species recorded there. Work is carried out here and in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland on the neighbouring estate. In addition to our Conservation Weeks, Dundreggan is also the location for our Tree Nursery Weeks, Wildlife Weeks and Forest Skills Weeks. Accommodation is at Dundreggan Lodge.

RSPB Corrimony

Corrimony is an RSPB reserve above Strathglass that is being returned to Caledonian Forest. It has a spectacular wooded gorge and waterfall and is home to many rare birds, including black grouse, crested tits, Scottish crossbills and golden eagles. Accommodation is at Tomich Holiday Chalets.

Glen Garry

This scenic Forestry Commission Scotland owned site lies between Loch Garry and Loch Ness, amongst ancient pinewood reserves that are designated for protection and restoration at an international level. The resident herd of Highland cattle are very popular with our volunteers! Accommodation is at Highgarry Lodges.

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve

Often described as one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland, Glen Affric is the site of one of the largest remaining fragments of Caledonian Forest. It is a paradise of shimmering lochs, ancient woodland and dramatic mountains. Accommodation is at Tomich Holiday Chalets.

Isle of Skye

Forestry Commission Scotland’s Kinloch Hills Native Woodland Restoration Project is the location of our Skye weeks. The site lies on the eastern side of the island and provides dramatic views of the magnificent Cuillin mountains, as well as superb coastal scenery. Accommodation is in Flora MacDonald’s hostel, near Armadale.

Glen Strathfarrar

Glen Strathfarrar is a hidden gem that rivals Glen Affric for sheer beauty. It is clothed in ancient pine forest and mixed woodland, with glorious views of snow-capped mountains. Accommodation is in Culligran Cottages.

West Affric

Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, this remote land lies in the heart of the mountains and is ideal for those who want to experience one of the most wild and spectacular areas of Scotland. Accommodation is in Glen Affric Youth Hostel.

Ben Damph

Situated in Torridon in the north west of Scotland, the 14,500 acre Ben Damph Estate is an area of outstanding natural beauty with the breathtaking sea lochs of Torridon & Shieldaig and majestic mountains. Its combination of rock and water, changing seasons and moods make this an awe-inspiring place to visit and a paradise for walkers. Accommodation is in The New Lodge - Ben Damph

Last updated: Thursday, 17-Jul-2014 15:48:45 CEST

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