Mar 26 2020

Trees with a view at Whinny Hill

Whinny Hill is a stunning Woodland Trust Scotland site near the shores of Loch Lomond, and from January to March this year we planted a 6 hectare field there that was formerly rented for grazing.  Approximately  4 hectares were deer fenced and 3.3 hectares planted with 4500 trees.  Volunteers groups from Glasgow helped plant the first 1000 trees. The remaining 2 hectares will continue to be grazed for its wildflower biodiversity.

 

A group of students from Glasgow lent a helping hand with planting some of the trees with a view!

 

The location is absolutely spectacular, overlooking Loch Lomond and the new woodland design features a circular path to a view point.  You can find out more about Whinny Hill here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/whinny-hill-wood/.

 

It will be an incredibly uplifting place for you to visit once we are all allowed to travel again!

 

Whinny Hill looking lovely in summer 2018.  It will be waiting for you to visit, hopefully by summer 2020!

 

Design work has begun for a joint project with West Dunbartonshire Council to improve the circular walk from nearby Balloch Castle Country Park through Whinny Hill, and this was due for completion this year, but unfortunately all is now on hold due to the current circumstances.  This path is a great route for people living on the outskirts of Glasgow to get out into the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 

 

Matilda Scharsach

Scotland Volunteering Development Officer

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