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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

The forest lies on the north facing slopes of Beinn Ghuilean, which dominates the skyline to the south of Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre. The forest design plan area comprises 144 hectares rising from about 40 metres above sea level to over 300 metres at the highest point.

The forest was acquired in 1973 and planted in 1979. Sitka Spruce and Larch are the main species within the block although small areas of Pine and native broadleaves are also present. Various watercourses run through the forest and Crosshill Loch and Black Loch are located on the north and southwest boundaries. The wider local area comprises agricultural land and the local cemetery is also located adjacent to the northeastern boundary.

Due to its close location to Campbeltown, Beinn Ghuilean is also part of the Woods in and Around Towns (WIAT) initiative. This aims to provide more opportunities for more of Scotland's people to enjoy high quality countryside and associated health, education, skills and community benefits.

Snow-covered hills above houses


The current forest design plan for this area is being reviewed. Details of our draft design brief and new proposals will soon be available here for comment.

Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact:

Tommy McGrory
Forestry and Land Scotland
PA31 8RS

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