Visiting Corrimony Nature Reserve
If you’re planning on visiting Corrimony, please read the following important information about the reserve.
The RSPB nature reserve at Corrimony is an upland site of 1531 ha, half of which is being returned to Caledonian forest. Situated just over 20 miles south-west of Inverness this reserve lies close to the Glen Affric Nature reserve and Dundreggan Estate. There are a number of habitats on the reserve including bog, heath, semi-natural birchwood and plantation woodland. It is a great place to see black grouse, crested tit, Scottish crossbill and golden eagles.
Since autumn 1999 our volunteers have helped to plant out nearly 100,000 trees, spent 700 volunteer days on felling non-native species and over 200 volunteer days removing redundant deer fences. We have also helped to block drainage ditches, previously ploughed for commercial forestry, to help restore and maintain the reserve’s mires and bog pools.
Most of the planting sites are on very rough ground, and some are quite remote from the single track.
If you wish to visit the more remote areas to view the trees, we ask that you come prepared with sturdy boots and appropriate clothing (wet weather gear, layers and warm clothing). Only those with an appropriate level of fitness should attempt leaving the track.
Neither Trees for Life nor RSPB accept responsibility for your visit.
Bear in mind that the newly planted trees are part of a larger forest. Do not expect to see your trees separately or individually marked.
You should also be aware that there is an area of dead non-native plantation trees, which was the result of a fire about 10 years ago.
The Nature reserve is a beautiful, wild area, and as such should be treated with respect. Please take only photographs, and leave no litter.
If you would like to be shown the estate by its resident warden, please contact Simon McLaughlan on 07919 291437, at least a month in advance of your intended visit.
Published: 2nd July 2009
Last updated: 23 May 2012