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Visiting Corrimony Nature Reserve

If you’re planning on visiting Corrimony, please read the following important information about the reserve.

About Corrimony

Mountains and young trees, Corrimony

Corrimony. Photo by Craig Dickson.

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The RSPB nature reserve at Corrimony is an upland site of 3,828 acres (1,531 hectares), 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 National 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 over 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.

Visiting Corrimony

If you are interested in visiting your dedicated trees/grove at Corrimony, we can provide you with the Grid reference. Please keep in mind that most of the planting sites are on very rough ground in areas of wet grassland, and some are quite remote from the single track. Anyone planning a visit must have an Ordnance Survey map and ensure they have suitable footwear, appropriate clothing (wet weather gear, layers of warm clothing) and provisions. At this time we do not have the resources to be able to meet individual visitors, or provide guides on the site. Only those with an appropriate level of fitness should attempt leaving the track.

Please find directions to Corrimony on the RSPB nature reserve website.

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. Dogs must be kept on lead. Neither Trees for Life nor the RSPB accept responsibility for your visit.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at +44 (0) 845 458 3505 or send an email to

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Published: 2nd July 2009
Last updated: 26 January 2012

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