Category Archives: woodlands

In search of morels

Morels are somewhat of a holy grail for fungi enthusiasts and foraging chefs. Fruits of the Morchella genus are nutritious, delicious (so we’re told) and incredibly hard to find, making them one of the most desired mushrooms in the world. … Continue reading

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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

Having walked and cycled around the ancient pinewoods of Scotland for his first book, Clifton Bain’s next challenge to cover the rainforests of Britain and Ireland was somewhat more daunting. Here he tells us about what he found along the … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Kate Holl, our woodland advisor, searches for the answer by exploring woodland in our neighbouring countries through a Churchill Fellowship. My Churchill Fellowship really began back in 2012 in this little bit of woodland on the Isle of Mull deer-fenced … Continue reading

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Deer Management on the Assynt peninsula

Nationally and internationally important woodlands on northwest Sutherland’s Assynt peninsula are being seriously damaged by high numbers of grazing red deer. Over several years now our attempts to get the key landowners to agree a plan to manage the deer … Continue reading

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The future of Chatelherault lies in its past

A massive woodland management project is underway at Chatelherault Country Park in South Lanarkshire. Almost 20 hectares of non-native plantation conifers will be removed and native woodland regenerated, to restore the park’s spectacular historical views and features. The 5th Duke … Continue reading

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Evanton Community Wood – A real community adventure….

Evanton village sits just off the A9 on the Cromarty Firth just 16 miles north of Inverness. A thriving village serving a local population of around 1200, Evanton has one amenity that has grown (literally) from strength to strength – … Continue reading

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