Culag Wood forms a dramatic backdrop for the picturesque village of Lochinver. A variety of trails wind their way through the 40-hectare mixed woodland and down to the shore. Leased by the community of Lochinver since 1992 the woodlands have become the venue for many exciting projects such as the sculpture trail, the heron-viewing project, the tepee and children’s play area.
The Wood is a great place to see wildlife. A mixture of native trees and more recent planted conifers create a mosaic
of habitats interspersed with rocky crags and boggy swamps sloping down to the rugged coast.
Walk quietly through the woods and you might see an otter or pine marten. You will certainly hear some of the herons which nest high in the tree tops.
Over one hundred species of flowering plants can be found in the woods along with a rich and luxuriant growth of mosses and lichens in the moist and clean sea air.
The Trusts’ vision for Culag is to manage the woods to:
o Restore and protect their natural landscape and ecology
o Provide appropriate recreational opportunities for locals and visitors
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