"The setting of Glen Affric was inspirational. The beauty of the place will live forever with me."
Our conservation work takes place in and around the National Nature Reserve at Glen Affric. Often described as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, the glen's ancient woodlands and lochs are surrounded by mountain peaks, and the beautiful River Affric winds its way slowly through the glen. Glen Affric contains one of the largest, least disturbed native forests in the UK.
The day off is normally on the Wednesday.Glen Affric is a beautiful place to explore and many people simply like to take a gentle walk around Loch Affric or spend the day at the bothy getting lost in a book. For the more adventurous amongst you there are several Munros (mountain peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation) in the area, with the highest mountains north of the Great Glen on your doorstep. Badger Falls and Dog Falls are other popular spots to visit.
Please note that the day off is also a day off for the guides on the week. The minibus may sometimes be available for use as a group if a guide is happy to drive (fuel costs to be covered by volunteers).
Glen Affric is a haven for wildlife and we are lucky enough to regularly see the magnificent golden eagle, as well as ospreys during the breeding season. Other birds commonly seen include goosanders, woodcock, black grouse, tawny owls and bar-tailed godwits. Otters are abundant throughout the area and you may be lucky enough to see a water vole!
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