Category Archives: Glen Cannich


Alan Watson Featherstone, Founder of Trees for Life, writes about his experiences out in the Caledonian Forest, and about his work for the charity.

Misty day in Glen Cannich, part 1

For my first trip out to the Caledonian Forest in 2017 I decided to visit Glen Cannich as it had been some time since I was last there. It was another mild day in this unseasonably warm winter when I

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A lichen day in Glen Cannich

At the end of February I made a return visit to the area in Glen Cannich that I’d visited last December, which I wrote about in a blog back then. Because of the very short hours of daylight at that time

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Fungi and lichens in Glen Cannich

In early December I decided to go to Glen Cannich for a day of photography. It was quite a while since I’d been into that glen, and as I like to vary my destinations for each trip, it seemed like a good choice

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A bluebell day in Glen Cannich

In early June I headed out to Glen Cannich for the day, to visit the large aspen stand I found there last year, and which I’ve blogged about before. I’d been there in May with my colleague Mick to survey

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The other side of the Cannich River gorge

At the beginning of March I made a trip out to Glen Cannich with Ruth May, a former Trees for Life staff member who had returned to her native Germany about 15 months previously, but was back now for a

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Where the sun never shines in winter

On Boxing Day I set out for Glen Cannich, where I wanted to spend the day on the south side of Loch Mullardoch – an area which has a remnant of the Caledonian Forest, but which I’ve only partially explored

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Return to the River Cannich aspens

It was the first Saturday in October when I finally had an opportunity to return to the remarkable, large aspen stand I had discovered in the gorge of the River Cannich back in January. I’d been planning to go back

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A day in Liatrie Wood

Having walked through part of the Liatrie Wood in Glen Cannich for the first time in many years during my Treelay leg on 7th and 8th May, I decided to spend a day there the following week-end. I had only

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Two days on the Treelay, Part 2

I set out alone on the second day of my Treelay leg from our overnight campsite, near the Mullardoch dam in Glen Cannich, after my son Kevin had gone home. It was a much longer route than the first day, heading east initially

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Two days on the Treelay, Part 1

On Saturday 5th May, our sponsored Treelay event began – two weeks of walking and cycling around our Project Area – the 1,000 square miles west of Inverness and Loch Ness where we’re working to restore the Caledonian Forest. The

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