Culzean

Calendar
South West Region
Date
22.10.2024 10:00
Location
Culzean Castle
Author
RSFS Administrator
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Description

Programme

The plan for the morning is to be hosted by the Marquess of Ailsa, whose family gifted Culzean to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). The main land use on the residual estate is arable farming together with a number of tenanted farms. There is a significant area of forestry and woodland integrated in to the farm land and although we will be told by the owner that he is a hard-working farmer and doesn’t do forestry, don’t believe him. 

In the afternoon we will visit woodlands in the Country Park, the western part of the estate gifted to the NTS in 1956.   We will walk to: cliff top SSSI woodlands; inland policies including Happy Valley with ‘Adam and Eve’, P1851 Sitka spruce; woodland gardens and the deer park. We should also catch glimpses of the iconic castle. 

Host

Marquess of Ailsa 

National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

Outcomes

What are the family’s drivers for forestry; what works well; what presents more of a challenge? 

Learn about the general management of the woods, topics including the Long Term Forest Plan under preparation and invasive species removal.

Refreshment

Bring your own lunch.

PPE or special equipment

None specified

Terrain

There are made paths throughout, which can get muddy, and inclines are gentle.

Meeting point

Take road to Culzean Kennels on the right-hand side of the A719 just beyond the main entrance to Culzean heading SW towards Maidens.

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Booking information

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Capacity
20
Tickets Booked
6

Location information

Culzean Castle

Country
United Kingdom

Culzean Kennels on the right-hand side of the A719 just beyond the main entrance to Culzean heading SW towards Maidens