Dunollie Wood is an 80-acre ancient woodland occupying two small hills on the northern edge of Oban. Conservationists have taken responsibility for a prominent woodland, completing a suite of five “Scottish rainforest” sites stretching up the west coast from Argyll to Skye. Dunollie Wood is an […]
A remnant of Scotland’s once ancient rainforest has received extra protection The Scotsman reports. It’s fantastic news that the Woodland Trust will now manage this special woodland that cloaks the hillside above the coastal town of Oban. Under their stewardship, this internationally important habitat for future generations should be enjoyed by generations to come.
If you visit the Scottish Highlands take time to seek out one of these wonderful natural areas. You will find them spread out along the West Coast of Scotland. A little further north from Dunollie you will find the Sunart Atlantic Oakwoods on the peaceful Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The local community has taken the lead in helping to protect and restore this vibrant woodland. There are lots of walking trails and picnic sites throughout the woods, making it perfect for families to explore. One of the highlights is the wildlife hide at Garbh Eilean, where you can look out across the waters of Loch Sunart and see if you can spot the local otters and seals.