Ledmore and Migdale Woods

09 09 2021 10:00
Migdale Car Park
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Ledmore and Migdale Woods (host: Woodland Trust – Ross Watson). Native woodland restoration. Mixed NR: Birch/SP/ Quercis P. woodlands overlooking the Dornoch Firth. RV at Car Park OS: NH 669 907.

Woodland Trust’s Ledmore and Migdale site at Spinningdale, near Bonar Bridge.

At nearly 700 hectares (1730 acres) it is one of the largest sites owned by the Woodland Trust and was once part of the Skibo Estate owned by Andrew Carnegie. The area encompasses three Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSIs): Ledmore Oakwood (95 ha) Migdale Pinewood (144 ha) and Spinningdale Bog (29 ha).

Ledmore Oakwood is the largest remnant of ancient oakwood in Sutherland and the most northerly extensive oakwood in eastern Britain.

Migdale Pinewood is one of the most northerly pinewoods in Britain and, although it was most likely planted – much of it with larch and Scots pine in the 18th and 19th centuries - it exhibits features characteristic of naturally occurring Caledonian pine forest. Spinningdale Bog is one of only a few valley mires in East Sutherland and features alder, birch and willow woodland. Outwith the two woodland SSSIs, the forest is dominated by birch, with a lesser proportion of pine, much of which has regenerated since WWII when the Canadian Forestry Corp felled large swathes for the war effort. The management plan emphasises public access with the site viewed as an educational resource for local communities. Deer management is a constant concern as is control of invasive species.

This promises to be an interesting visit in an attractive location

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There is no charge for the event, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we must manage event numbers.
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Migdale Car Park

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