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September 19, 2019

Charity secures cash to acquire spectacular Argyll oak woodland.

Portavadie, Argyll and Bute, September 19, 2019: A rare surviving tract of Scotland’s once extensive, ancient oak woodland is about to be purchased by a charity based in Portavadie, Argyll and Bute.

The Fri...

October 23, 2018

Angus Bevan of Integrated Woodland Management recently undertook a Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) assessment of Glenan Wood funded by Woodland Trust. You can read the full report here.

Restoration of plantations on ancient woodland sites  is now considered...

June 2, 2018

Come along to the Glenan Wood BioBlitz! It’s a great way to find out more about the incredible wildlife in Glenan Wood and start recording it.

We’ll be running the event over two days. See the full programme below. On Friday pupils from the local primary schools will be...

April 11, 2018

We're delighted to have been awarded Stage 1 Funding from the Scottish Land Fund. This development funding has enabled us to hire a consultant to produce a feasibility study and business plan and will also pay for a formal valuation of the woodland by a qualified distr...

November 27, 2017

We currently wish to commission a Feasibility Study and Business Plan to support our application to the Scottish Land Fund for the purchase of Glenan Wood via the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS). You can download the Invit...

October 12, 2017

The circular route through Glenan Wood is a cracker. It takes about 1 - 1.5 hours hours to complete the loop. Follow woodland and shore paths to Glenan Bay. It can be boggy underfoot and some clambering is required. Starting from the Glenan carpark, head across the gra...

October 12, 2017

Glenan Wood is rich in heritage and history. Sections of the woodland are marked on maps dating 1750 and 1860. Glenan Village is a deserted settlement deep in the wood with a number of ruined houses made of local stone. There are also, what some archaeologists interpre...

October 12, 2017

Glenan Wood's unique habitat is rich in flora and fauna. Adders, red squirrels, otters, bats, deer, pine martens and water voles all make their homes here, as do night jars, cuckoos, wood warblers, ravens, tawny owls and other birds. Rare lichens, moss, ferns and wild...

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