"Beautiful location, positive work"
Charlie, St. Albans
Glen Garry weeks are located in the scenic Invergarry area, in between Loch Garry, Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. The beautiful Glen Garry pinewoods are part of the Caledonian Forest Reserves area designated by Europe for special protection and and restoration. The resident herd of Highland cattle is very popular with our volunteers!
Conservation work at Glen Garry is carried out in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland. We are working at two sites, expanding native pinewoods near the River Garry in the Great Glen, and restoring an ancient oak woodland at Bolinn Hill. Work at both sites includes tree planting, removal of non-native species, stock fence erection, surveying, and monitoring natural regeneration.
We are lucky enough to regularly see golden eagles on Glen Garry weeks and Scottish crossbills and crested tits are also commonly seen. There are red squirrels in the area, as well as otters. Ospreys are sometimes seen during the breeding season.