Glen Lochay is located in the Scottish Highlands, west of the village of Killin on Loch Tay. The glen is best accessed by vehicle, following a single track road west from Killin. Park at the end of the road in a well-signposted car park.
The glen beyond opens to moorland and mountain; this is the location of the forestry project. Until recently the landscape was devoid of forest and intensively grazed, but new forest is beginning to grow free from overgrazing and agriculture.
Our trees are in their infancy, occupying enclosures along the both walls of the glen. The planting has taken place into the very furthest reaches of the glen, creating a mass of fresh habitat whose protection attracts fungi, insects and wildlife.
The glen has never been a major through-route for transportation and in many instances escapes the historical record. In one great exception, 18th century resident Duncan Bàn MacIntyre committed the glen's slopes to prose in several poems. Òran Coire Cheathaich (Song for the Misty Corrie) explores the harmonies and interplay of nature; the varied, rich species and their interconnections. It is recognised as one of the finest works of its genre.
The glen is also a popular destination for hillwalkers, featuring five dramatic summits above 3,000 feet. We encourage visitors to enjoy this habitat and landscape and ask they to do so responsibly in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
"Take nothing but photographs,
Leave nothing but footprints"