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Laide Wood is now established as a local tourist attraction, and has a number of ongoing initiatives and activities to provide interest all year round. We are constantly developing new activities, and adding new events to our calendar. Check back to this website for the latest information. All events are publicised well in advance in our News section.

Annual Primrose Walk

Primrose Walk

Back in May 2007, we held our first Primrose Walk. This was so successful that it is now an annual event, and well attended by locals and visitors alike. It normally take place on a Saturday close to the Spring bank holiday, and marks the start of the season.

Other Special Interest Days

During the course of the season, we hold a number of events to study the abundant wildlife in the Wood. For example, the Dragonfly Days are an opportunity to learn about and to find different species of dragonfly, and explore their natural habitat.

Sponsor-a-tree

Newly planted sapling

While we were planning the replanting of the the clear-felled areas of the Wood, we realised that many people would like to sponsor their own tree. Following the storms of 2005, we had to clear fell a part of the Wood because of a large number of fallen trees. We have replanted most of this area with mainly native species, including Scots Pine and many deciduous varieties.

Planting operations take place in the Spring, and in the Autumn. We are gradually replanting a number of areas. The major plantings are now complete, but we are continuing to work on planting up some key areas with sponsored trees.

New Plantings and Access

We are committed to improving access to the Wood, and making the paths stronger and better. We are building new bridges, and putting in place board walks to make it easier for visitors to access some of the more remote areas of the Wood. We are also building a wildlife hide from which it will be possible to observe some of the bird life on Loch na Creige.