Dundreggan is a 10,000 acre estate in Glen Moriston that is owned by Trees for Life and which we use as our field base. It contains a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Forest and is especially noted for its exceptional juniper-birch woodland. Our forest restoration work is well underway and ancient birch and pine woods, montane habitats, moors and burns invite exploration. It has been described as a haven for biodiversity, supporting many rare and endangered species. Both of our Speciality Weeks are held here. Further details on accommodation, opportunities for your day off and wildlife are available here.
As on our other Conservation Holidays, work starts just after 9am and finishes at about 5pm, with an hour for lunch. A day off during the week enables volunteers to explore the local area or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Well-being Week - 15th September, Dundreggan
The Well-being Conservation Holiday is designed for people who want to learn how to find a better balance in themselves whilst restoring the Caledonian Forest, or those interested in making a conscious connection between well-being and forest conservation.
It focuses on activities that help you to find a balance between your body, emotions, mind and spirit, and links you with the wellbeing of the planet. Some might call it ‘finding a sense of equilibrium whilst working and being in Nature’. Others might call it ‘holistic eco-therapy’ – nurturing your inner and outer Nature with healthy food, company and light to moderate exercise in the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
Forest Discovery Week - 22nd September, Dundreggan
This week is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about Scottish wildlife, forest ecology and ecological restoration in the Scottish Highlands, whilst making a practical contribution.
Half of the week is spent in and around the Caledonian Forest, discovering its plants, birds, animals and landscape, and the other half includes normal Conservation Holiday activities such as tree planting. We have a very exciting programme lined up, including the following, plus much more!
- An evening visit to Aigas to see beavers living on the loch, plus learning about their Scottish wildcat captive breeding programme.
- Feeding wild boar at Dundreggan and learning about their role in forest restoration.
- A talk from our estate stalker about red deer management in the Scottish Highlands.
- Identification of Caledonian species using hand lenses and microscopes.
- Tree planting and removal of non-native species to help restore the native Caledonian Forest.
Last updated: Tuesday, 04-Sep-2012 11:17:45 CEST