Take a walk on the wild side

Unfortunately, Conservation Weeks will not be running in 2021. We are very sorry about the disappointment and any inconvenience this will cause.

Trees for Life – Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts and actions

Unfortunately, Conservation Weeks are cancelled for the rest of the year. We are very sorry about the disappointment and any inconvenience this will cause, but we are sure you will understand the reasons for making this decision. View our full Coronavirus policy, impacts and actions here.

“This week has benefitted me beyond words. Before coming here I was nervous of how my week would be. Now, at the end of the week I am amazed at how much perspective has changed and the incredible people I have met. I’ve learnt so much about myself as well as Trees for Life and the environment.”

Chloe McClements

If you want to get back-to-basics in an unforgettable location, surrounded by great walking country and wildlife, without any of the distractions of the modern world (no wifi or phone signal here), then this is the place for you.


Glen Affric is often described as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. Conservation Weeks in the glen are based at the Athnamulloch bothy, situated right in the heart of wild Scotland. The bothy is surrounded by woodlands, lochs and mountain peaks. Glen Affric contains one of the largest, wild native forests in the UK.


The facilities are basic but good for a bothy. There are wood burning stoves, a low voltage solar power supply, rain-fed water supply, a well-equipped kitchen and composting toilet.