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Clunes Forest lies on the Western banks of Loch Lochy in the Southern section of the Great Glen. It lies adjacent to the hamlet of Clunes and Achnacarry Estate about 18km NE of Fort William. The topography is generally steep with a considerable amount of open mountain ground, some of which contains montane heath and scrub species and other open Priority Habitats. Within the forested area there is 219ha of PAWS – Plantation on Ancient Woodland Sites. The climate is typically wet ranging from 2032 – 2286 mm annually. The forest is highly visible from the A82 trunk road which lies on the Eastern side of Loch Lochy. Soils are relatively fertile and free drainage on the lower slopes making it very suitable for a diverse range of commercial conifer species. It is accessed by minor public roads from both from the North and South. The main forest road forms part of the Great Glen Way.

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